Driffield U16s earn a hard-fought win over Pocklington in local derby

Driffield RUFC U16 take on Pocklington RUFC U16
Driffield RUFC U16 take on Pocklington RUFC U16

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Driffield RUFC U16 take on Pocklington RUFC U16

Driffield RUFC U16 take on Pocklington RUFC U16

On Sunday Driffield entertained Pocklington U16 in a local derby.

The game stated very competitively with both sides tackling hard and competing very strongly at the breakdown.

Driffield took the lead when Will Brigham kicked a penalty in windy conditions.

Shortly afterwards Pocklington scored when the Driffield defence opened in the middle for Charles Taylor to run in under the posts for a try which was converted giving Pocklington a 7-5 lead.

Driffield RUFC U16 take on Pocklington RUFC U16

Driffield RUFC U16 take on Pocklington RUFC U16

Driffield reduced the deficit with another Will Brigham penalty giving a half time score of 7 -6 to Pocklington.

The second half began with Driffield exerting pressure and they were rewarded when Jack Elmsley scored a try which was not converted, 11-7 to Driffield.

Pocklington exerted pressure winning the ball from their set pieces and driving very well. The pressure resulted in a penalty which brought the score to Driffield 11 Pocklington 15.

The game went into the last 15 minutes with no let up in intensity and following an excellent break by Jack Gosling, only stopped by a good last ditch tackle.

Driffield RUFC U16 take on Pocklington RUFC U16

Driffield RUFC U16 take on Pocklington RUFC U16

Driffield then camped on the Pocklington line but where held out by desperate defence.

The deadlock was broken when Pocklington played through a knock on advantage only for the hard working Will Burns to charge down the clearance kick allowing Josh Fry to pounce and score under the posts.

This was converted again by Will Brigham, giving Driffield a hard-fought 18-15 victory.

Back row Jack Parker was a well deserved man of the match.