A CUP meeting between Bowdon RUFC U12s and their Macclesfield counterparts was always going to be an intense affair given the recent history between the club’s at this age group.

Keen to avenge last year’s narrow loss in the Stoke Festival, Bowdon RUFC came out with clear intent from the kick off, Leo Swarbrick crashing over in the first minute to see Bowdon go 7-0 when he converted his own try.

After three minutes Jack Bradburn received the ball on the wing through some deft backs handling in adverse conditions and raced in to score the second.

Rather against the run of play, Macclesfield, who defended resolutely throughout, got one back to make the score 14-7.

Every Bowdon player put in a shift on a dismal morning, the forwards dominating up front, the backs tackling and running aggressively to make their early advantage tell.

Spectators were thrilled to watch the open flowing rugby and further tries were scored by James Burns (2), Jack Bradburn (2), Rufus James and Jack Wardle.

Leo Swarbrick converted all eight tries.

Hosts Macclesfield had already put Chester RUFC out of the competition, so a 56-7 scoreline was a stunning result.

In another game in the quarter finals, Altrincham Kersal were beaten 21-0 by Wilmslow, meaning that Bowdon are the only team from Trafford left in the competition at this age group.

The squad trains on a Sunday morning at Clay Lane.

Anyone interested in bringing their children down to Bowdon should log onto pitchero.com/clubs/bowdon/ or contact membership secretary, Lisa Reid lisareid28@hotmail.co.uk.