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Lymm crowned Cheshire champions

Lymm High School beat Stockport Grammar 22-12 at the AJ Bell Stadium to be crowned Cheshire Cup Champions.

Tries from Sale Sharks academy players Joe Murphy and Callum Grieve were added to by Callum Morris to seal the victory from Lymm.

Stockport only found replies through Tom Travis’ opening try and George Chatterton’s late score, but their valiant efforts weren’t to be rewarded any further.

Despite Stockport’s early pressure, it was Lymm who had the first real chance to score when James Pitcher carried over, only to be held up by some stout defending.

Josh Davies did eventually open the scoring inside the opening 10 minutes with a simple penalty from in front of the posts.

The Grammar School began to grow in to the game as the half hour mark approached, and took the lead through an excellent Tom Travis score as he carried over in the corner.

Lymm found an immediate reply through Joe Murphy, after the second-row forward put on a display of dazzling footwork to work his way to the try line, allowing Davies to make it 10-5 from the tee.

Seven minutes in to the second half Lymm had their second, as Wales U18 scrum-half Callum Morris spotted a gap and reached for the line, as Davies maintained his 100 per-cent record from the tee.

Despite a numerical disadvantage with James Sherlock in the sin-bin, the High School extended their lead when Callum Grieve scored a sensational individual try from 60 metres out.

Davies’ attempted conversion ricocheted off the post to keep the score at 22 points to five.

After Sherlock received a second yellow card, and was subsequently sent off, Stockport’s George Chatterton carried over the whitewash to reduce the deficit.

Chatterton’s quickly taken conversion saw the score reach 22-12, but it was too little too late as Lymm saw out the dying embers of the game.

This article was written for the Sale Sharks website, and the original post can be viewed here.

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