Match Report: Sunday 25 March 2018

Reported by Stuart Verry
FINAL SCORE: Huddersfield RUFC 55 vs Heath RUFC 5

Another Toughie !

Match Report

Heath U15’s vs Huddersfield

25.3.18

Yet more poor weather led to last weeks home fixture against Malton and Norton being cancelled, meaning another trip away for the under 15’s, albeit a short trip just over the hill.

Good conditions both underfoot and above gave an opportunity for good running rugby on the Huddersfield No. 1 pitch.  Playing towards the clubhouse, with the viaduct at their backs, Heath kicked off with the early passages of play leaving spectators believing they were in for an evenly contested match.

It soon became evident that that was not to be the case as despite some early good work from the Heath, the home side went ahead after seven minutes and quickly followed up with another two converted tries within the first sixteen minutes, with the Huddersfield 10 having a good day off the tee.  At that point the home side were starting to show more intent and desire and went to the half time break 26 points up.

Substitutes were brought on just before, during and after half time which slowed the flow of Huddersfield points for a period, but not for long as a flurry of second half tries stretched the lead to 38-0, 13 minutes into the second half.

A brief resurgence from Heath came 10 minutes later with strong runs from No 8 Isaac Shaw and Dillon Hilton, now at Loose Forward, sending Heath on a rare venture towards the Huddersfield try line.  With Hilton brought down just short of the line it was left to fellow Loose Forward Ed Vickers to pick up and dive over for Heaths only points of the match.

Huddersfield finished off with two more tries in the last three minutes and were comfortable winners.

Result:

Heath    5 -55      Huddersfield     

Starting XV

1 Jack Mollet                                                                                     

2 Nathan Baldwyn                                                                          

3 Callum Picket                                                                                 

4 Lewis Dow                                                                                                                      

5 Toby Laurie                                                                                                                                                                    

6 Alfie Connors                

7 Ed Vickers                        Try

8 Isaac Shaw                                                      

9 Owen Simpson                                             

10 Ben Gianotti                 Capt

11 Seb Wood-Ives                          

12 Dillon Hilton                                                                 

13 Sam McIntyre             

14 Adam Ayub

15 Max Rowntree                                           

Substitutes                        

Ben Kershaw

Finlay Verry

George Barton

Jake Tyson

 

HEATH RUFC MATCH STATISTICS
Tries 1 Drop Goals 0
Penalty Tries 0 Penalty Goals 0
Conversions 0 Attendance 75
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