CUMBERLAND RUGBY LEAGUE.
EGREMONT RANGERS v WATH BROW.
Owing to the loss of several players, Wath Brow are a much weakened team to what they were last season. However, in spite of the inclement weather and greasy ball, they played a hard game on the Rangers' ground, on Saturday last.
The Rangers were undoubtedly the better team, and should have had more points to their credit at half time. In the first half MCLAUGHLIN was successful in crossing the line after some good work by HALL. Many chances were missed, and this was the only score at half time.
On resuming, Egremont played better football, although the ball was bad to handle. ADAMS got over for the home side, but MCLAUGHLIN failed to gain the extra points. Just before time MCLAUGHLIN kicked a penalty goal for Egremont. ELLIOT played well for the Brow, and FISHER and MILBURN were also conspicuous at times for the visitors, while ADAMS, MARSHALL, MCLAUGHLIN and HALL, put in some good hard work for the home team. Result:- Egremont, 8 points; Wath Brow, nil.
HENSINGHAM v BROUGHTON MOOR.
Hensingham easily accounted for Broughton Moor in a League match at Hensingham on Saturday, defeating the visitors by 17 points to 5. Broughton Moor were the first to score, and were leading by five points in the early stages of the game, but Hensingham after this outclassed their opponents, and made a great win. Result: -
Broughton Moor.................................5 points.
WORKINGTON v MARYPORT UNITED.
At Workington, before a small crowd on Saturday. Playing with the wind in the first half Maryport made several promising movements early on, but failed to score. On the muddy ground the game was mainly confined to the forwards, and the home pack had a difficult task in holding up the heavier Maryport set.
Behind the scrums, Maryport were considerably superior, and should have scored several times when the home backs cleared weakly. The only score at half-time was a penalty goal kicked by HENDERSON, for Maryport.
After the interval, Maryport immediately pressed,and within a few minutes, had scored a try through WOOD, HENDERSON goaling. Workington tried hard, but unsuccessfully to get over the Maryport line, while at the other end a fine dribble by the visitors' forwards was cleared by WHALLEY. Although some exciting and interesting play was witnessed, neither side could register any further score. Result: -- Maryport, 2 goals 1 try (7 pts.). Workington, nil.