Blues into the semis as Whites reach final at Driffield Festival

Driffield RUFC Junior Rugby Festival 2014 - 0
Driffield RUFC Junior Rugby Festival 2014 - 0

Pocklington under-nines travelled to Driffield festival for their final fixture of the season, entering two teams.

Pock Whites drew York Hornets,Sandal and Beverley in their poole. Up first were York Hornets.

The boys got off to a good start with Freddie Black scoring the opening try. Not long after, Will Mason got a great interception to score the Whites’ second of the game. However sloppy mistakes crept in and the boys allowed York back into the game with the final score ending 2-2.

Next up was Sandal, the boys had a tough game but they dug deep to win 3-1 with Freddie Black scoring a hat-trick and Jenson, Harry Mercer, Henry Hobson and Noah Eccles making some magnificent tackles.

Pock’s final game was against Beverley, Pock Whites were under pressure from the start with some bad passing and knocks on resulting in them losing 5-2 to a well drilled Beverley side. Freddie Black scored two great tries in the game.

Pock Whites came third in their group, making it through to the bowl competion.

Pock Whites played Driffield and were determined to reach the final, playing a great game of rugby to win 5-2. Tries were scored by Will Mason (two), Freddie Black (two), Harry Mercer (0ne).

The final came and they played Rotherham. From the first whistle the boys knew this would not be easy. Rotherham took the lead 2-0 then two tries by the in-form Freddie Black drew it level. Rotherham responded with another two tries to make the score 4-2. In the last minutes the boys gave their all with Freddie Black wrong stepping the opposition to break through to score his 11th try of the day. They lost 4-3.

Pock Blues drew Doncaster, Driffield and Selby in their group.

The first game was against Doncaster. The boys began the game at great pace with Will Jones scoring a hat-trick. The persistent tackling from the team resulted in plenty of turn over balls. The final score 4-1.

Next came hosts Driffield, Pock Blues put in a determined effort all round. Freddie Hara received the ball to make a fantastic run down the line to score a well-deserved try. Four further tries were scored by Will Jones Sam Sellers , and Archie Wilcock (two).

The final group game was against Selby. The team defended hard and showed grit and determination resulting in a 7-1 win. Will Jones (three), Archie Wilcock (two) and Sam Sellers (two) all scored tries.

Pock Blues easily won the group to reach the cup semi-final, where they met Scunthorpe.

The boys gave it their all but were outplayed by a well formed and disciplined team losing 4-1.

Throughout the matches, each and everyone of the Pock boys contributed in tackling, attacking and defending for a great team performance.