Liverpool John Moores Fury defeated their new neighbours Edge Hill Vikings 35-19 in the first game of a potentially crucial double header in the Division 2 North West (D2NW) on Sunday.
In a clash of the division’s oldest and newest teams, it was the Fury
who came away with the win against their new local rivals, having been
down by a score at half time.
Having been used to being divisional also-rans for most of their time
in the league, the last couple of years have seen LJMU grow into a
dynamic and potent force on their day, and they are now the most
experienced side in the D2NW. Edge Hill, meanwhile, are one of the two
new teams in the Merseyside area – the other being University of
Liverpool (UoL) Raptors – who have been born in the wake of the success
of the senior league’s Merseyside Nighthawks.
LJMU’s first half rustiness in this game could be forgiven – while
Edge Hill came flying into this game off the back of an opening day
37-12 victory over UoL, LJMU’s first game against Keele Crusaders was