A slightly overcast day couldn't dampen the enthusiasm of the Bears as they were due to take part in their first ever final. In a day to live long in the memory a shirt presentation to the players at Bear Park by Wigan Warriors' Ollie Partington kicked off the proceedings followed by the short drive to Golborne for the game itself. A large following of Parents, Friends and Ashton Players were on hand to lend their vocal support to a team that has stood together through good times and bad. A full team sheet included the unfortunate Alex Griffin who's season was cut short due to his serious knee injury but he played his part by performing the coin toss and compiling the stats.
This was a team performance at its very best with stand-out performances across the field in a game that lived up to expectations with flowing rugby, fierce tackles and sportsmanship at its very best by both sets of players.
Tries: Owen Draper x 3, Vini Davi, Owen Rowbotham, Rob Heaton
Goals: Owen Draper, Brad Taylor
Player of the Match: Owen Draper
Man of the Match: Sam Reeves
Top Tackler: Sam Reeves