Match Report
York RUFC (31) vs Heath RUFC (5)
Saturday 14 October 2023
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MATCH STATISTICS
Tries
1
Drop Goals
0
Penalty Tries
0
Penalty Goals
0
Conversions
0
Attendance
25

Tough Game

Reporter: Richard Cole
Dated: 14 October 2023

Selection.

Johnson, Whitworth, Burbidge, Haigh, Ward, Dawes, Sharp, Wilkinson, Rowntree, Scrimshaw (c), Firth, Bruce, Sunter, Granger, Brook.
Subs: Cadogan & Barnes.

 

Scorer.

Try: Whitworth.

 

⭐️MOM: Jake Firth⭐️

 

Report.

The Hawks travelled to York looking to build on their excellent showing last time out at Sheffield Tigers. George Heron picked up a calf injury during the warm up and was unable to take his place in the front row.

Player of the match, Jake Firth almost gave Heath the perfect start. Chasing a charged down kick before collecting on the bounce and streaking away, only denied by a last-ditch tackle. However, the home side went on to dominate the first quarter of the game, using their big runners to great effect, making a number of long breaks. This dominance saw York build a 19-point lead and at this point it looked ominous for the visitors. Heath dug in and came back strongly, weathering the storm well, Matthew Wilkinson and Firth made good breaks, with Brook Ward, Max Dawes and Sam Sharp all hitting hard in defence. The Hawks went close but couldn’t register any points, half time 19-0.

Heath knew they needed to improve their first up tackles and retain possession. Martyn Barnes & Phil Cadogan replaced Wilkinson & Harry Granger.

The Hawks started brightly with Rondene Johnson and Carter Haigh leading the charge with ball in hand. After sustained pressure, the impressive Oli Burbidge went close before James Whitworth crashed over. York hit back with two tries in quick succession to extend their lead. The home team then lost two players to the bin, with debutant Adam Brook and Eddie Sunter finding more space out wide. Firth continued to be the Hawks major threat but no more scores were registered by either side.

After a slow start, the Hawks showed their character and class, competing well against a good side.

Next week we travel to Sheffield.
UTHH 👊🦅



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