Coach Talk

A report from Steve Hazzelby

What a great start to the season three wins, thirteen points and second in the league just one point behind leaders Caldy. On Saturday we played our second away game of the season against Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield. After the great win against Wharefdale the week before we were looking to put in another strong performance against a very powerful side. This was always going to be a big challenge with our young, inexperienced side seven of whom were 18-22 years of age

Last Saturday we were away to another powerful Yorkshire side Huddersfield. Results at their ground have always been close and we knew that we were in for a tough afternoon. We did have the return of two of our powerful forwards in vice captain Bob Birtwell and tight head prop Ben Black. Huddersfield were first to take the lead with a penalty after 17 minutes but we hit back with a penalty from Steve Collins on the half hour. The game was very tight with both sides testing the others tight defence. However after great driving play by our forwards our loose head prop Nathan Rushton burst over for a great score converted by Piggy to bring the half time score to 10-3 and a great half of Rugby. The second half started well with a penalty from Piggy to further extend our lead. Huddersfield did come back with a good try of their own after 65 minutes through their big powerful forwards but the second half belonged to the tigers. A great team try by man of the match Will Lees converted by Piggy was followed up with a break away try for our flying right winger Leon Simpson again converted by Piggy to bring the final score to 27-10 and a well deserved four point win. It has to be said that our fantastic defence and team spirit are proving a winning combination. Well done boys !!!

Next Saturday we are home to old rivals Tynedale. This again will be a big challenge as results in recent seasons have gone their way. We know that we will have to be at our best to take the honours.  I hope that you all come along and give your support to the boys. It should be a great afternoon both on and off the field so have a great day and see you later in the clubhouse.

Cheers, Hazz

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