WIRRAL unbeaten in 2013 took their record to lowly Fleetwood where the match was played on an extremely muddy pitch and thus did not suit Wirral’s flowing rugby game.
After a blank first half, there was a bout of scoring early in the second period with Wirral taking the lead with a Dan Harvey penalty only for Fleetwood to take the lead with an unconverted try by winger Zac Coultas following a poor clearance kick by Wirral.
After 53 minutes Wirral regained the lead when prop Matt Brown ran in from 15m after good work by the forwards and this was converted from the touchline by Dan Harvey. Thereafter the Wirral forwards took control and a further Dan Harvey penalty extended their lead.
Wirral ensured victory 5 minutes from the end when Matt Brown dived over from a metre out following good work from the forwards and although Fleetwood looked to exert pressure in the final minutes they could not break through the Wirral defence.