Silloth travelled to Fleetwood looking to gain some consolation after a difficult season but found their opponents in an uncharitable mood.
The home side fielded a strong team and immediately went on the offensive. A penalty was awarded to the hosts which Scott dispatched for 3-0. Fleetwood continued to attack and Richardson ran in a try which he converted for a 10-0 lead. Fleetwood were then forced to defend for a while before Brown scored a second try which was converted by Richardson for a 17-0 lead. Another penalty made the score 20-0. Silloth continued to face pressure from the home side and shortly before half-time Bamber scored to make it 25-0.
Fleetwood began the 2nd half as they finished the first and Phillips scored again. 30-0. Only a few minutes later, Fleetwood’s Brookfield finished off a move with a try under the sticks, converted by Richardson, 37-0. Fleetwood added another 5 more points before Silloth managed to create a try of their own when Dean Swanscoe ran in at the corner, reducing the deficit to 44-7. However, Fleetwood continued to press and the score ended 68-7.
A difficult game for Silloth but it was a spirited performance against a good team and the squad continue to show a lot of character in adverse circumstances.