Fylde Hawks 21 ‘1881’ 52, Fylde 1stXV 19 1stXV 26, Sat Aug 25, Pre-season
Once again Fylde’s hospitality was outstanding, the welcome we have come to expect from our visits to Woodlands was better than ever, both on and off the pitch, particularly after the game… Our thanks to all who contributed to a great day out.
The first match of the day saw Fylde Hawks playing the 1881s with a 14:00 kick off.
The 1881s came out of the blocks firing and quickly established a lead of 7-26 with a number of players holding their hands up for first team selection next week when the league campaigns kick off.
The final score was Fylde Hawks 21 Ampthill 1881s 52 with seven former Ampthill Academy players finishing the game. Charlie Fleckney, Hayden Thomas, Nial Cleaver, Tom Clark, Liam Everitt, Sol Tovey and Kyle McSwiggan all played a big part in a very good win.
The first team mirrored last weeks performance by establishing aan early lead 0-14 only to forget the game plan and throw all structure out of the window.
Fylde stormed back with their trademark open style to take a fully deserved 19-14 lead leaving A’s to dig themselves out of a rather large hole. A skin of our teeth recovery saw the 1stXV secure a tight win 19-26.
DoR Mark Lavery commented “We wish Fylde all the best for their coming campaign in National 2 North and we are sure we will see them again in National 1 next season, provided we manage to stay there.”