Div 3 North
Firwood Waterloo 18
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Todays visitors were Merseyside based Firwood Waterloo and they just shaded a competitive game against hosts Morley (Leeds).
I thoughly enjoyed the exciting game played in ideal conditions, a crisp winters day and a soft muddy pitch. The "Maroons" ground is a corker and the obvious 'jewel in the crown' being the main stand which covers the whole of one side of the pitch.
Morley played and won its first match on the 9 November 1878, against Dewsbury Birkdale. Morley was a member of the Northern Union, however, when the Northern Union clubs broke away from the RFU to form what is now rugby league, the Morley representatives missed the train to Huddersfield as they were still in the pub. As a result Morley remained with the RFU
When the club won the Yorkshire Cup for the first time in 1932 in its fourth final, Morley borough council granted permission for the municipal coat of arms to be worn on the club's jerseys. The figures and devices on the coat of arms were symbolic of the principal industries of the Borough - the manufacture of woollen cloth, coal mining and quarrying.
In the 2009–10 season Morley had an excellent season, losing just 3 league games. As a result they finished top of the league and gained promotion into National Division 2 North for 2010–11 season. Recent seasons have been less kind to the club and they were soon back in National 3 North to which they find themselves today.
A very muddy day out but a very enjoyable one.