Sat 6 Feb 2016

Pendle RUFC
Colne & Nelson RFC
  This was the first Pendle and Colne derby match of the season after the match had been postponed last month.
It was played out in miserable wet conditions at Swinden.
   Colne and Nelson were the first to score after putting a lot of pressure on  Pendle from the kick off and playing some good running rugby in the adverse conditions.
Pendle were caught offside at the ruck and found themselves 3 points down after the penalty conversion.
The game continued to run very close with both sides creating chances. But Pendle were the next to score when the ball was fed out from the back of a 5 metre scrum to Alex Woodcock who quickly moved it on to Ben Peverley who crashed over for the try which was converted by Rob Lawless.
The score at half time was 7-3 to Pendle.
     The second half kicked off in worsening conditions and Pendle were next to score and began taking a measure of control with Alex Woodcock breaking through the Colne defence and dot the ball down over his head to make it 12 -3.
   Woodcock was again on the score sheet for Pendle next, scoring his second try of the day.
With only a few minutes left on the clock Colne put the home side under pressure from a 5 metre scrum and got the last score of the day after a mix up at the back of the scrum which they converted to make the final score 17-10.
Pendles next home game is against Orrell whilst Colne & Nelson take on Garstang.