Sefton 10 Moore 47

WITH the halfway point of the season now reached, Moore are performing beyond all expectations.

Saturday’s workmanlike but eventually comfortable victory at Sefton stretched their winning run to five games.

It also propelled them up to third in Division Three South of the North West Intermediate Leagues with their good form showing no signs of ending.

They have jumped above neighbours Lymm Eagles, who make the short trip across town to Moss Lane for what looks set to be an intriguing ‘derby’ match on Saturday, kick off 2.15pm.

Moore had to contend with less-than-ideal conditions on Merseyside, with the wind and rain combining with a very heavy pitch to make things touch going.

However, the visitors were able to adapt their game to the conditions and intelligent kicking allowed them to control the territory.

Their defence secured plenty of turnovers to allow them to attack well, with outside centre Mike Barr scoring two tries himself while assisting efforts from Henry Frankling and Joe Pidgeon.

Fly-half Matt Bradshaw was also having an impact as he found exquisite passes close to the Sefton line to set up tries for Tony Fretwell and David Dixon to go with his excellent kicking.

Max Holland would also add his name to the scoresheet as Moore wrapped up a comfortable away victory.

League leaders Anselmians, who have won all but one of their 12 games so far, have opened up a considerable lead but Moore are now just three points behind second-place Manchester as they seek back-to-back promotions.

Saturday’s game at Moss Lane will be Moore’s last until the new year, with their first fixture of 2019 being a trip to Prenton’s seconds on Saturday, January 5.