High flying eagles soar into cup final

Reporter:

Sarah Staples

OSWESTRY Eagles’ latest victory has secured their place in the final of the Cheshire Bowl.
The Eagles entertained Ellesmere Port at Granville Park this weekend and pushed hard in cold and wet conditions to secure a win of 29 points to Ellesmere’s five, a score that will now see them feature in the cup final later this year.
Steve Charmley, chairman of Oswestry Rugby Club, is delighted with the result and said: “I watched the semi-final on Saturday and although it was very wet and muddy the boys played very well and came out as the deserved winners.
“We have only been in the Cheshire Bowl League for a few seasons so this is a new adventure for us.”

The team and coach, Gareth Barrett, are now eagerly awaiting the details of who they will be face in the Cheshire Bowl final, which is expected to be held in late April.
It will be the first time Oswestry Eagles will feature in the Cheshire Bowl, but Mr Charmley is not worried that the pressure will get the better of the team.
“We will go into the final with nothing to lose as we’ve not been in this situation before,” he said.
“We will just hit it with anything and everything we have got.”
The Oswestry Eagles have made it into the final of the North Midlands League in the past but switched to the Cheshire League several seasons ago.
“It is hard to say what we will do in the final because we still don’t know who we are up against, but by then we should have some dry weather and we can work on the training.
“I’m sure coach Gaz Barrett will be stepping it up and pushing the boys hard in the run up to the game.”
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