Saturday saw the visit of mid table Bolton to the Jim Brough Rugby Park. After a good start to the season Bolton have dropped away in the last few games. Bolton kicked off on a dull but dry afternoon and after only 6 minutes their winger ran in a try. The conversion was missed (0-5). After 25 mins of not too good rugby, Silloth started to dominate and Steven Stoddart went over for Silloth's first try. He then converted his own try (7-5). After 30 minutes, Silloth extended their lead when winger Sutcliffe beat about three Bolton players to score near the posts. Stoddart converted to make it 14-5. After 35 minutes, Silloth got a penalty which Stoddart duly put over to make the half time score 17-5.
Bolton’s coach must have had some harsh words at half time because Bolton came out firing in the second half and after 5 mins reduced the arrears with a converted try to make the score 17-12. After 20 minutes Bolton were awarded a penalty which was dispatched to make the score 17-15. This seemed to stir Silloth into life because they then took over the game. On 30 minutes, Silloth scored a try from a maul which, I am reliably informed, had Joe Kirkup at the bottom. Stoddart again converted (24-15). On 32 minutes Kirkup was at it again when he burst through the centre to score near the posts. Stoddart again obliged to make it 31-15. After 35 minutes, Ritchie wrapped up a great afternoon of rugby for Silloth when he scored the final try. Stoddart again converted to make the final score Silloth 38, Bolton 15. All of the Silloth 15 deserve a pat on the back but a mention for Joe Smith for his encouragement and Joel Baker who improves with every game. (Report: Pete Irwin)