CHESTER Rugby Club’s third team are celebrating promotion after a record-breaking season of success.
Gav Woolgar’s side made club history as they went unbeaten until the final game of the North West League Division Four West season, when they lost to second-placed Ruskin Park 2nds.
The champions scored more than 1,000 points and set a club best winning score of 124-0 against Southport in March, a match in which 18-year-old winger Alec Reed registered a magnificent seven tries, which itself is a club record.
Player-manager Woolgar was disappointed by Saturday’s defeat, but was full of praise for the way his players have performed in a campaign to remember.
He said: “We’ve won the league but it would have been nice to keep the unbeaten record as it isn’t something that happens very often.
“We don’t get the same team out every week and everybody who has played has contributed. It’s a good team with good spirit and it would be unfair to single out one player over the season as they have all performed.
“I’ve had a good bunch of lads who are all committed and it went well for us – until Saturday!”