Pocklington U15s brought their 15-a-side season to a close in entertaining fashion with a high scoring victory over Nottinghamshire tourists, Ashfield.
Pocklington surged into a big lead, spearheaded by a first half hat-trick by opportunist flanker Leon Caplin. Ashfield pegged Pocklington back after the break and raised the home anxieties in the closing stages, but Pocklington had enough in hand to hold out for the victory.
Caplin got the Pock effort underway when he burst clear down the touchline from a lineout to grab the first score. Pocklington never looked back as they pulled clear to 29-7 at the interval and, though Ashfield had the better of an end to end second half, the home side always kept their noses in front.
In addition to Caplin’s hat-trick, flying wing Bill Oldfield crossed twice and inside centre Jonty Peters displayed his full range of running and kicking skills with two tries and two conversions. Lively fly half Jack Foster also kicked a conversion.Pocklington had to overcome the loss of powerhouse lock Kym Russell with concussion in the later stages, but they stuck to their task to close out the game with returning hooker Jack Garvey making some strong charges on his comeback.