Crewe & Nantwich make it 5 in a row
By Steve Holding
Crewe welcomed Veseyans from the midlands to the Vagrants hoping to make it 5 consecutive league wins and end 2018 on a high.
Conditions were appalling a driving rain and bitingly cold wind making it difficult for both players and spectators alike.
As the previous week Crewe were again put under pressure from the kick off,this time conceding a try by the visiting centre converted by the fly half 0-7. Gradually Crewe started to claw their way back after this early set back and were soon rewarded by another try from talisman hooker Eli Woodward
conversion missed 5-7. This was quickly followed up by another try from Woodward
who seems to relish these conditions kick again missed, the normally reliable Creighton struggling in the poor conditions.
Much of the game was now played in the half way area with the sides cancelling each other out, both struggling in the terrible weather, however Creighton
managed to create some space for wing Tom Vanstone
to go over in the corner this time well converted by Creighton
making the half time score 17-7 .
Again Veseyans scored first in the second half this time from a penalty from a ruck infringement 17-10. Again the sides were hampered by the weather making any cohesive rugby nigh on impossible and it was left to hooker Woodward
to complete his hat trick and with it give Crewe a well deserved bonus point victory.
After a difficult start to the season Crewe have settled, and are gelling well as a team and squad and introducing some talented young colts along the way, a tribute to all the hard work of head coach John Farr
and team manager Dan Potts
, and can look forward to continuing this rich vein of form into the new year.