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Who are Woolston Rovers

Woolston Rovers Rugby Club was founded at the Lido Country Club on Manchester Road, Woolston in 1959. The first game played by Woolston Rovers was against Cadishead in the 1960–61 season with Woolston losing 58–8. For the first two seasons Woolston had no pitch, and played all their games away from home. At the start of the third year they acquired a pitch in Victoria Park, where they played until they moved to Bennetts Recreation Ground, Padgate.

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Woolston Rovers Rugby League Club

WOOLSTON ROVERS v CROSFIELDS 'DOUBLE HEADER' TOMORROW (Saturday)

TOWN RIVALS CLASH IN PRE-SEASON GAMES

WOOLSTON ROVERS v CROSFIELDS

SATURDAY 16th FEBRUARY 2019

NWML - Kick Off 12.00pm
NCL - Kick Off 2.00pm

at THE SADORE CONSTRUCTION FIELD, MONKS SPORTS CLUB, HILLOCK LANE, WOOLSTON
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JUNIOR FIXTURES - SUNDAY 17th FEBRUARY 2019

Woolston Rovers Under 7s - Mini tournament
Kick Off 10:30am
The Sadore Construction Field, Monks Sports Club

Woolston Rovers Under 8s Greens v Cadishead Rhinos
Kick Off 10.00am
Hillock Lane Pitch D

Woolston Rovers Under 10s v Chorley Panthers
Kick Off 11:30am
Hillock Lane Pitch C

Woolston Rovers Under 15s v Thatto Heath Crusaders
Kick Off 12:15pm
The Sadore Construction Field, Monks Sports Club
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Woolston Rovers Rugby League Club

ROVERS INDUCT FOUR MORE INTO ‘HALL OF FAME’

Woolston Rovers Rugby League Club held a very successful second ‘Hall of Fame’ Dinner at a packed event at The Masonic Hall, Warrington on Saturday evening where four more great servants of the club were recognised for their achievements.

The event was very well supported once again with representation from players, coaches, officials, supporters and their families from each era of the club from its formation in 1959 to the present day and all enjoyed a fantastic two-course meal along with a short talk from ex Super League Referee Karl Kirkpatrick and music from DJ Dave Taylor.

Rovers Committee member Liam Horrigan, who was instrumental once again in organising the night said, “We had a wonderful evening celebrating with some fabulous people; each of whom have made a significant contribution to the growth of Woolston Rovers and to have so many of our Junior players there was also very special and showed what a united club can achieve. Dave, Joanne and the staff at the Masonic Hall were wonderful hosts and we will be re-booking for next year in the very near future.”

The four inductees this year were Peter Astley, Brian Chambers, Keith Gatley and Colin Thackeray. These join the thirteen inaugural members who were selected last year.

Also on the evening their auctions and raffles that allowed donations to be made to Ronald McDonald House (Alder Hey) and also in memory of Rachael Thomson, a young mum from our Under 11s Golds, who recently lost her brave battle with cancer.

If you would like to be involved at Rovers in any capacity please contact Club Secretary Nikki Whalley on 07889 170895, e-mail nikki_whalley@hotmail.com or log on to the club website at www.woolstonrovers.com for further details.

Photographs showing the four 'Hall of Fame' inductees (left to right): Brian Chambers, Keith Gatley, Peter Astley, Colin Thackeray along with Junior Section players who were also in attendance..
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All set for this Years Hall of Fame Dinner to welcome four more inductees.

It's going to be a great night.

#greenandgold 💚💛
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ROVERS NARROW DEFEAT IN CORAL CHALLENGE CUP

OVENDEN 22 WOOLSTON ROVERS 20

Woolston Rovers started their 2019 campaign with a very committed performance but unfortunately they suffered a narrow defeat in a pulsating Coral Challenge Cup 1st Round tie at Ovenden on Saturday afternoon.

Rovers opened the scoring after twelve minutes when second row Josh Sudlow found scrum half Dec Leonard and his long ball was collected by winger Christian Taylor who dove acrobatically to squeeze over in the left corner and then twelve minutes later slick handling close to the line saw a short ball from Leonard find centre Dan Fearnley who brushed off two defenders and stretched out to score on the left. Stand off Theo Holt added the conversion.

Just after the half hour Rovers had full back Conner Muir sin binned for a professional foul and from the resulting penalty Ovenden opened their account when full back Graham Charlesworth linked into the line to score in the right corner but then three minutes before the break Holt landed a penalty for Rovers before Ovenden had centre Callum Pilling sin binned for a professional foul as the visitors held a 12-4 half time advantage.

Two minutes into the second half Ovenden created an overlap on the right hand side and loose forward Josh McAdam took advantage to score in the corner. Scrum half Sean Dyson converted but then eight minutes later the home side had hooker Anthony Irvine dismissed for a stamp C Taylor and Rovers had hooker Ryan Brown sin binned for retaliation and then just before the hour mark Rovers winger Aaron Barber was yellow carded for a swinging arm and almost immediately Ovenden took the lead for the first time when winger Korey Ashton scored in the left corner.

Virtually straight from the restart Ovenden moved further ahead when Charlesworth made a great break that split the Rovers defence to score under the posts. Dyson converted and then added a penalty to give his side a ten point cushion.

Rovers refused to lie down and with six minutes remaining a superb ball from Brown found substitute Nick Braide who powered over in the left corner to narrow the deficit to six points and then right on time a smart ball from Holt found centre Justin Becker who went over wide out on the right. The conversion went agonisingly wide and Ovenden were left to celebrate a 22-20 win.

Best for Rovers were hooker Ryan Brown, centre Dan Fearnley, stand off Theo Holt and loose forward Harry Files.

After the game Rovers Head Coach Mal Holt said, “I am really disappointed about the result but I am very proud of each player who gave their all. We travelled into the unknown and were beaten by a well organised side who used their knowledge of the small pitch to their advantage along with a large home support. We controlled large parts of the game but we were unable to shake Ovenden off and we were a little naïve when in allowing them to get to us when we were on top. We will take plenty of positives from the game and also work on the negatives in training over the next few weeks to make sure we are ready for the start of the NCL campaign.”

ROVERS

Conner Muir, Christian Taylor, Justin Becker, Dan Fearnley, Aaron Barber, Theo Holt, Dec Leonard, Ryan Hickman, Ryan Brown, John Welch, Matt Taylor, Josh Sudlow, Harry Files.

Subs: Nick Braide, Adam Files, Alex Smith, Jacob Proudlove.
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