Newcastle Eagles 50 v 90 Myerscough College

After a poor showing in week 1, it was a daunting task for Newcastle to return home to face powerhouse Myerscough College and the visitors would eventually run out 90-50 winners.

Myerscough leaned on their plethora of available players to rotate their squad with fresh faces, while Newcastle were without second year guard Tyrese Nfon.

The visitors raced to an early 23-2 lead 7 minutes into the first quarter, creating an advantage they’d never relinquish. The opening quarter finishing 13-29 to Myerscough, and while the second quarter was a little closer, it was still the North West team in control by the half.

The second half was a closer affair as Newcastle grew into the game, but Myerscough showed their superiority to run out comfortable winners.

Newcastle Head Coach Ian Macleod said: “We knew it would be a tough game, but we battle throughout. We showed far more bravery, desire and toughness in this game than in last week’s and I’m comfortable saying we took a step forward. Myerscough are a talented team and for the most part in great shape. We knew we would be mismatched but we fought and showed guts. In more closely contested games that will reap some rewards.”

Top scorers for Newcastle were Joe Moore with 17, Sauveur Kande had 13 and Emeka Okoli with 8. The visitors were paced by Dan Garagan with 18, and then Joe Heyes and Shaydon Eytle who both had 12 points.

Next up for Myerscough is a home game versus Derby, while Newcastle make the sizeable expedition down to SGS.

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