Tries: Hughes, O'Donnell, James, Penalty, Finnemore.
Conv - Lawrence (5)
Try - Dee
Convs - Shilcock
Pens - Shilcock
Sale Sharks: Mark Lawrence, John O'Donnell, Mark Jennings, Sam Bedlow, Charlie Ingall, Sam James, Connor Dever, James Flynn, Cameron Neild, Diogo Ferreira, George Nott, Lukas Zeigenbalg, Andy Hughes (capt.), Liam Parfitt, Viliami Fihaki
Replacements: Phil Mills, Max Ashcroft, Tom Dewland, Mike Finnemore, Mike Quickenden, Callum McShane, Elliot Fletcher, Curtis Strong, Christian Taylor
Worcester Warriors: Jon Hughes, James Stephenson, Heath Stevens, Clayton Dee, Josh Drauniniu, Jamie Shilcock, Harry Bassett, Jack Cosgrove, Jack Singleton, Josh McNulty, Andrew Kitchener, Shay Kerry, Huw Taylor, Sam Smith Jr, Ben Fowles
Replacements: Joe White, Will Tanner, Max Hill, Myles Edwards, Baron Abraham, Will Butler, Max Craven.
Sale Sharks U23s Secure Impressive Win over Warriors U23s
17 March 2015, 10:58 am ::
Match Report By Stephen Thomas
Sale Sharks U23s recorded an impressive 35-13 victory over Worcester Warriors U23s on a cold night at Heywood Road.
In a feisty match, Worcester started off the match the quicker of the two sides and camped themselves in the Sale 22 for a sustained period. However, super defence from the Sharks prevented them from scoring. After seven minutes, the Sharks gave away a penalty at scrum time and Heath Stevens decided to have a go for goal, but it was short and Sale cleared their lines.
For the next ten minutes, it was all Worcester as they pushed for the first score of the match and they eventually got it from centre Clayton Dee. Full-back Jon Hughes made a superb break, and he offloaded to Dee who went under the posts to score. Jamie Shilcock added the extras to make it 0-7 after 17minutes.
This seemed to spark Sale into life, and they fought back immediately. George Nott charged down a kick and charged into the Warriors 22, but he juggled the ball into touch, and the attack ended for now.
However, Sale kept at it and eventually got their first try of the match after 27minutes. John O'Donnell took a quick lineout to Cameron Neild who drove forward. The ball was phased out to captain Andy Hughes who crashed over the whitewash. Mark Lawrence converted to make it 7-7.
After 32minutes, Viliami Fihaki was shown a yellow card by referee Ian Tempest for killing the ball in his own 22. Worcester opted to kick for goal and Shilcock got it & made it 7-10.
Being down to 14 men didn't stop Sale as they fought back and got their second try of the game thanks to winger John O'Donnell. Mark Lawrence got the touchline conversion to make it 14-10 heading into half time.
The second half began and it got off perfectly for the Sharks as they scored their third try from Sam James, following a superb offload in the tackle from Sam Bedlow and James raced away to the corner. Lawrence converted to make it 21-10.
Worcester fought back and got a penalty of their own, which Shilcock kicked to make it 21-13 after 44 minutes.
With 50minutes gone on the clock, the Sharks got a penalty try. From a lineout, the forwards mauled the ball on, and it was illegally brought down and referee Tempest awarded a penalty try to the hosts. Mark Lawrence converted to make the scores 28-13.
Three minutes later, the Sharks got a further try thanks to replacement Mike Finnemore who buried his way over the try line from close range. Lawrence converted to make it 35-13.
After this, the game became a feisty scrappy affair with John O'Donnell & Andrew Kitchener shown yellow cards for fighting late on.
The game finished with the Sharks getting a 35-13 win over the Warriors with a lot of positives to take from the game, but also with things to work on heading into their next match against Newcastle Falcons on Monday night at Heywood Road, kick off at 7.30pm.