LIVE MATCH CAST

15.47

All things being equal we’ll see you at Dudley Hill next weekend

15.47

Miners continue their top six challenge and now need to pick up away wins at Dudley Hill and St Pats to keep league and cup progress alive

15.46

A tough game for Miners as enthusiastic young Egremont pushed them all the way. Colin Armstrong vents his fury at the referee at the final whistle and Egremont arguably deserved more from the game

15.45

FT 36-24

15.44

Miners try ruled out for double movement, looked good enough to me

15.44

Miners penalty for ball stealing on the Egremont 20m

15.43

Bizarre knock on here, young Quinn Wright was dumped unceremoniously and it looked a penalty in the follow up to me but referee Smith rules a knock on, Miners’ scrum on half way

15.42

Miners pinged for high tackle as we enter the final minutes

15.41

Great defence by Telford under the shadow of his own posts as he fells Gittens and forces a knock-on

15.40

A tired penalty for holding down as Pete Bewsher lingers too long on Jackson, Miners hunting the forty points

15.40

The Cumbrians have to chance their arm and they lose the ball on half way. Miners can’t make much of the free play and we go back for the scrum to Miners on half way

15.39

Miners lose the ball as they try to attack though, Egremont can counter from inside their own half

15.38

Egremont with the short restart but Meaden is a pretty tall character and he gathers it under pressure

15.38

Youds fine conversion 36-24

15.37

Miners surely settle the game as O’Brien and Youds put Ellis Grimes cutting back inside for the try

15.36

78min Miners TRY

15.35

Youds weaves into Egremont territory

15.35

Egremont knock on at the play the ball. Dean incredulous but he’s the culprit

15.35

Egremont quite rightly believe they can get something from this. Parkinson thankfully is back up and ok

15.34

A stoppage here as Parkinson is down for Miners and looks in some distress

15.34

So close for Miners as they chip into space on the last and as the defenders hesitate Muir almost swoops between them but he can’t take it cleanly. Handover on the Egremont 15m

15.32

A stoppage again with two Egremont men requiring treatment, there will be a good deal of injury time

15.31

Chaotic scenes on the last as Corkhill’s bomb is palmed back by Dean and then Matt Bewsher tries to dribble through. Waterworth gathers and is felled by a high tackle f0r a welcome Miners’ penalty

15.30

10min plus stoppages to go, anyone’s game this as Corkhill almost slices through on half way

15.30

Egremont with a fortuitous scrum, their pass was knocked towards the Miners’ line by Grimes and Muir dived on the ball but it’s ruled a Miners knock on

15.29

O’Brien kicks long over Stainton’s shoulder on the last and it’s a good chase up to the Egremont 10m

15.29

Jackson in action again, dumps Telford on his backside as he tries to make the tackle then surges to half way

15.28

Pete Bewsher wrapped up and run towards touch and as he tries to offload Jackson pounces to gather the loose ball, Miners survive

15.27

Just a penalty though, Egremont to the Miners 30m

15.27

Break by Pete Bewsher who offloads to Barnes and he is felled by a swinging high tackle by Grimes, penalty and the Egremont bench appealing for further action against the Miners’ man

15.26

Miners penalised for obstruction on the Egremont 10m, the visitors kick the penalty and are on their own 40m

15.24

A bit of a stoppage here as Egremont have two players receiving treatment, when we resume Miners will have a penalty on the Egremont 35m

15.23

Good work by Kay as he wraps up Corkhill and then Telford before stealing the ball at the play and weaving away then winning a penalty of his own

15.22

Egremont penalty for ball stealing on their 40m, they take the ten metres

15.21

Miners try to take play down the right but Waterworth knocks on on the Egremont 20m

15.20

Good drive by Bowers from the restart up to the Miners’ 40m

15.20

Conversion missed 30-24

15.19

Will that settle things? Probably not, on the evidence so far, but it’s a well-worked try which appears simplicity itself from the scrum, Meaden to Youds to Shaun Dowie casually sauntering through and touching down at the left

15.18

59min Miners TRY

15.17

O’Brien with the bomb and Stainton spills it. Grimes can’t gather the loose ball cleanly but Miners with a scrum on the Egremont 10m

15.17

Three good drives from the restart for Miners and they are to half way

15.16

Youds excellent conversion 26-24

15.16

Egremont perhaps over-excited as they make a hash of the last tackle and Miners punish them, good approach play and Jake Waterworth just gathers to dive in at the corner

15.14

55min Miners TRY

15.14

Egremont also lose composure, Matt Bewsher caught on the last and as Smith attempts the clearing kick it dribbles into Jackson’s hands

15.13

Telford taken a bang to the back of his head and will require treatment

15.12

A spinning restart as Miners urgently need to clear their heads, Whalley just about gathers on his line but Egremont are firing at present

15.11

Matt Bewsher con 20-24

15.11

The game has turned completely on its head and Corkhill is ripping Miners apart at present, he breaks from half way and with support either side puts Jack Stainton over for the try under the posts

15.10

51min Egremont TRY

15.09

Matt Bewsher with the touchline conversion 20-18

15.09

Two tries in as many minutes before half time seemed to have Miners in control, two in four minutes after half time have the game in the balance. Corkhill takes the line on and then throws the wide pass for Jordan Young to collect and dive over at the corner

15.07

48min Egremont TRY

15.06

Egremont drive it in by Whalley and they are to the Miners’ 30m

15.06

Miners concede a penalty for holding down on the last, having penned Egremont inside their own half to that point

15.05

Next try will be crucial now you would think

15.04

Matt Bewsher con 20-12

15.04

Game on again, Corkhill with the break from half way and the ball turned inside for Matthew Henson to finish off under the posts

15.03

44min Egremont TRY

15.02

Miners claim the repeat set but it’s they who were guilty of the knock on on the Egremont 30m

15.02

It’s a soaring bomb on the last from Corkhill and Dowie has to contend with a late sprint from Youds to keep his eye on the ball and take the catch cleanly on his 40m

15.01

Corkhill dances around on halfway before he’s tackled, Egremont on the last

15.00

Miners try to attack and Jackson is a long time looking for someone to offload to before a somewhat apologetic knock-on on the Egremont 35m

14.59

Egremont show they are undaunted as they make halfway in their set, Matt Bewsher kicks into the Miners’ 30m where Waterworth fields it

14.59

We’re underway for the second half, Miners with the kick and attacking the Car Park End

14.57

You can’t say it truly reflects the game at half time, Miners’ two tries before the break seemingly have them in control but Egremont have shown plenty of spirit

14.51

HT 20-6

14.51

Youds conversion 20-6

14.49

Youds con 20-6

14.49

Two tries in two minutes turn the game on its head as Meaden and Probert make the break, the latter storming through and putting Jonny Youds over for his second

14.48

40min Miners TRY

14.47

Lively and high-risk play from Miners from the kick off as Gray, Youds and Muir interlink to take play cross-field and up to half way

14.47

Conversion missed 14-6

14.46

Good time to score a try which is a false reflection on the game so far as Shaun Dowie cuts through out wide off Muir and Youds

14.45

39min Miners TRY

14.45

Miners penalty for illegal tackle and they run it to the line

14.44

Two good offloads and Meaden can weave into Egremont territory to launch a late Miners’ attack

14.43

Nobody has touched the ball more than Matt Bewsher this half and he kicks long but Groves can let it run dead for the 20m restart

14.43

2mins to half time by my reckoning, it’s been an even game so far

14.42

Miners can’t make the breakthrough though, Kay wrapped up as he tries to hit the crash ball under the line and it’s the handover again

14.42

Another good defensive set for Miners and Matt Bewsher kicks long from his own half where the two wingers link up, Waterworth sending Groves sprinting into Egremont territory from his own 20m

14.41

O’Brien tries the unexpected as he dribbles an early kick behind the line but Barnes is back to mop up the danger on his 10m

14.40

Egremont try to take advantage of slack marking with a burst by Henson on the last but he is held up on half way, Miners could capitalise with good territory on the handover

14.39

Their fury would be doubled if Miners scored from the penalty but after taking play to the line Meaden is held short on the last for the turnover

14.38

Miners are hanging on a bit here, they look to have knocked the ball on but to the fury of the feral hordes on the touchline it is deemed a Miners’ penalty for stealing

14.38

How did Egremont not score there? Matt Bewsher breaks and it’s a suspiciously forward pass to brother Pete who strides clear to the Miners’ 20m before attempting to throw the ball out wide where O’Brien intercepts

14.36

A decent set for Miners though, O’Brien with the well-judged touch finder to the Egremont 20m

14.35

Everything going through Matt Bewsher, wearing the 10 shirt but playing a roving role from the back row, he kicks on the last then leads the chase to nail Groves on his 20m

14.35

Egremont showing plenty of brio and fervour, they have seen plenty of the ball, they are just over half way on the last

14.34

Matt Bewsher adds the conversion, with meaning, and it’s 10-6

14.34

It has been coming in fairness. Hailes drives to the line and his offload is scruffy but it deflects off a Miners’ foot and Dan Telford is on hand to dive in and touch down

14.32

28min Egremont TRY

14.32

Great drive by Dean up to the Miners 18m where he wins a penalty for ball stealing

14.31

Foolish play on the last though, Miners have an extra dig in the tackle on half way and Egremont with the penalty, which they tap

14.31

O’Brien kicks into Egremont territory on the last and Young does well to take play infield and up to half way

14.30

Bowers drives to half way for Miners

14.30

The visitors have had the lions share of ball and territory but they are missing the clinical edge of Miners at present

14.29

From the drop out Egremont to the 20m as Matt Bewsher throws an outrageous dummy. From the next play Dean spills the ball and Miners are reprieved again

14.28

And their tails are up despite the scoreline, they gang-tackle Dowie behind his line for a drop out

14.27

Stainton almost ducks the tackle 10m out but he’s spilled the ball, Miners with the scrum but plenty of promise for the visitors

14.27

Telford looks lively and a good break by Dean, Egremont on the 20m

14.26

They can get out now though, penalty for stealing the ball and the ten metre penalty takes them to half way

14.26

O’Brien tries the attacking kick but Stainton is well placed to claim it on his 30m, a good chase though and Ergemont penned in their own half

14.25

O’Brien slices his attempted football-style trap of the restart but Jackson is placed to catch it and clear his lines, Miners up to the half way through Gittens

14.24

Conversion missed 10-0

14.23

Miners clinical from the penalty, Muir and O’Brien find Youds on the right and he shimmies and slices through from 15m out

14.22

18min Miners TRY

14.22

Miners up the the 2om

14.21

Parkinson hit by a high tackle, to the discontent of the Egremont touchline

14.21

The visitors are acquitting themselves well at the moment, seeing plenty of ball, and Matt Bewsher hoists the kick which Youds takes on his 25m

14.20

They find touch, somewhat unconventionally. Dowie keeps the poor kick in play but as he runs down the wing he’s bundled into touch on the Egremont 20m, Egremont scrum

14.20

On the last O’Brien with the bomb which Stainton takes on his line before being felled by a swinging high tackle, Egremont penalty

14.19

The Egremont man can continue for now but he looks a bit bruised, meanwhile it’s a strong break by Henson up to the Miners’ 30m, it’s the last tackle though and Egremont are held up through Corkhill, it’s the handover

14.17

Egremont try to clear their lines but it’s an injury to Wells on his 30m, we’ll have a stoppage for treatment

14.17

Sterling defence by Egremont, Smith ups and dumps Jackson and then the defence scramble to hold Grimes up over the line on the last

14.16

Not a great pass and Dowie loses 10m but Miners still on the attack

14.15

From the next play Egremont are penalised for stealing the ball, Miners on the attack on the visitors’ 20m

14.15

In a muddle of waving arms and legs Tom Farrimond drives up the middle from acting half and has made thirty metres

14.14

They squander it though, Matt Bewsher tries to offload as he drives to the line but Danny Jackson is placed to snap up the offload and defuse the danger

14.13

Egremont’s touchline are crying “knock on” at every play and the law of averages dictates they will get one right eventually. They have, Miners spill the ball inside their 30m and the visitors are on the attack again

14.12

Youds conversion 6-0

14.11

Miners make the breakthrough, Egremont lost the ball inside their half for O’Brien to launch the attack and from the next play Martin Gray powers over at the right corner

 

 

14.10

5min Miners TRY

14.10

The Egremont touchline howl like wolves for a high tackle but their favourites have lost the ball and O’Brien can take play into the Egremont 30m

14.09

Kay weaves up to the Miners’ 40m as Egremont howl for forward pass. O’Brien kicks into the Egremont half and Young takes it on his 40m

14.08

Frustration for Egremont though as they knock on from the next play, Matt Bewsher hoofs the ball away in annoyance

14.07

Corkhill takes the line on and almost spins over the line, he’s held up over the line

14.06

Good defence as Dowie and Muir drive Stainton back but then it’s a penalty for high tackle

14.06

Two tackles later though and it’s a knock on on the Miners’ 20m, Egremont with an attacking scrum

14.05

Waterworth takes the kick well on his own line

14.04

Egremont with the kick-off

14.03

Miners make their entrance also

14.03

Egremont emerge and it appears Miners will be attacking the Welch Mill End in the first half

14.02

A somewhat sparse crowd at present as we head to kick off, the rain has drifted away for the time being though, and a smart new scoreboard beams down upon Twist Lane

13.51

Our two touch judges just arrived, evidently straight from a game. One appears to be evoking the refereeing kit of the early 20th century, wearing a smart blazer over bright tangerine refereeing kit

13.33

Referee is Jack Smith from Wigan

13.33

Miners in the amber and black welcome Matt Meaden and Jack Probert back for their first game in three weeks :-

Jonny Youds, Jake Waterworth, Danny Jackson, Shaun Dowie, Andrew Groves, Jimmy Muir, Scott O’Brien, Martin Gray, Tom Farrimond, Darryl Kay, Tom Parkinson, Ellis Grimes, Dave Rowlands Subs – Matty Meaden, Jack Probert, Chris Bowers, Gary Gittens

13.30

The teams are in and Egremont in their navy blue and with three under-16s in their squad line up as follows :-

Jack Stainton, Ryan Barnes, Ryan Smith (no, not that one), Keiron Glenn, Jordan Young, Paul Corkhill, Lewis Beckwith, Brad Hailes, Daniel Telford, Matt Bewsher, Pete Bewsher, Pat Wells, Matthew Henson Subs – Quinn Wright, Tom Whalley, Kevin Brown, Peter Dean

13.28

And as our sponsors we welcome Leigh Past Players Association, thanks for their generosity and we hope they enjoy the afternoon

13.28

We also welcome Jerry the photographer AKA the Onion Bag – check out his flickr album following today for our match photo diary

13.23

The league table suggests an even contest between two sides eying the play-offs, Miners currently sixth and Egremont three places and three points worse off

13.22

Something of a modern day miracle as the Matchcast is back up and running for this afternoon’s league fixture

13.21

Good afternoon all and welcome to a rather overcast Twist Lane for today’s NCL game v Egremont

08.13

Our match cast broke new ground last season and we are back again in 2014 sponsored by Gary and Elaine. After a period of rest and reflection we are back this weekend v Egremont, updates from 1.30pm for a 2pm kick off