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Heath RUFC (50) vs Goole RUFC (10)
Saturday 24 September 2022
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4 wins on the trot. Solid performance & rewarding scoreline

Reporter: Richard Cole
Dated: 24 September 2022


Watson, Burbidge, Johnson, Ward, Cook, Dawes, Sharp, McLaughlin, Rowntree, Scrimshaw, Hinchliffe, Cartwright, Bruce, Granger, Cadogen.
Subs: Dance, Sunter & Cole.



Tries: Bruce (2), Dance, Cook, Scrimshaw, McLaughlin, Sharp, & Cartwright.
Cons: Cartwright (5)



Heath entertained a lively Goole side who took advantage of a sluggish start by the home side. Max Rowntree left the field after five minutes with  a shoulder injury, Richard Cole replaced him. Goole converted a penalty before scoring the first try of the game. Heath regrouped and eventually started to exert some pressure and control possession. Brook Ward, Rondene Johnson and Oli Burbidge defended well and looked to get the pack on top. Heath legend, Richard Dance marked his first appearance with a powerful finish from close range, Eddie Cartwright converted. Strong carries from Jack Bruce and Will McLaughlin, who shared the player of the match, put Heath on the front foot. The home team were now on top, finishing the half strongly, Oliver Cook benefitting from a great line out move and powering over in the corner. Half time 12-10.

Heath’s dominance continued in the second half, scoring some excellent tries. McLaughlin pushed his way a through a number of defenders before planting the ball down, Cartwright converted. Bruce dominated the next 5 minutes, firstly intercepting on the half way and galloping clear, then initially making a long break before taking the final pass to canter over, both converted. From a Goole line out five metres out, Max Dawes charged down the clearance kick, with the ever alert Sam Sharp there to follow up and touch down for a converted try. Tobias Hinchliffe, Phil Cadogen, Harry Granger and Eddie Sunter were all finding space out wide to show their pace and unlucky not to add scores. Scrimshaw and Cartwright combined for the next two tries, firstly Scrimshaw backed up on the outside and then Cartwright finished superbly from forty metres.

After a slow start, this was a great performance with some exciting attacking play on show. The unbeaten run continues and we look forward to entertaining Roundhegians next Saturday.

Sam Sharp
Olly Scrimshaw
Eddie Cartwright
Richard Cole
Richard Dance try
Acting S'half, Harry D-Granger
Olly Scrimshaw
Eddie Cartwright scoring



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