Lymm Squash Club would like to congratulate Mark Dixon and Alex Mitchell of LymmRFC Junior Colts, who played for England U17s in last Saturday’s 29-25 victory over France
From the Rugby Club Website:
“Lymm RFC’s Junior Colts half backs, Mark Dixon and Alex Mitchell, played
They played half of the first half together before Mitch was substituted. Mitch created the first England try with tricky open field running before feeding one of the many ‘speedsters’ who scored. This is the first time in Lymm Rugby Club’s history that two Lymm players have played in an international match together. Mark didn’t start but got on after 10 minutes due to an injury. He played the rest of the match and gave a very composed performance against a very good and intimidating French side who had been unbeaten in five matches.together for England Under 17’s last Saturday, beating France with the last move of the match.
One photo shows the ‘last and winning try’ with the final play of the game to snatch a fantastic victory. Dixon made a break from a ruck five metres out feeding the England 6 who scored. The dejection of the French players and Mark’s elation say it all.
The squad were coached on the Thursday afternoon by Stuart Lancaster, Mike Catt and Andy Farrell – what a fantastic experience for young England players. No young England team has lost a game this year!
And the following weekend Mark and Alex were back in action wearing the green, black and white shirt of Lymm RFC as they both played cameo roles in Lymm Junior Colts Cheshire Cup Final success over Wirral.”