Depleted Pocklington RUFC U11s experience mixed fortunes at York

Pocklington RUFC U11s in action v York
Pocklington RUFC U11s in action v York

Pocklington RUFC under-11s visited York, missing a number of players due to it being half-term.

Pocklington Blues got off to a good start and some fine passing down the line found Kyle Woodhouse, who made a break down the right wing leaving the York defence nowhere to be seen as he touched down.

The hosts soon replied with a quick try as Pock were unable to maintain their defensive shape.

The visitors came back fighting, however,with some excellent tackling from Matty Smith, Sam Sellers and Toby Williamson.

The ball was then popped to Woodhouse who side-stepped three York players to score his second try.

Pock’s poor rucking cost them when York turned over the ball to run in a touch down, but from the re-start York made a passing error and Will Mason was there to react quickly, making a brilliant interception and running clear to score.

York sent on fresh legs and the away side found themselves having to defend their own try line.

They fought hard but the hosts found a gap to make the final score 3-3.

Pock Whites then played York’s second team, starting well but finding the York defence in resolute mood.

Despite playing some good rugby, Pock could not find a way through and eventually found themsevles trailing 2-0.

The away side kept going and their patience paid off when Harry Mercer ran in a superb try, but York held on for a 2-1 success.

Pocklington under-13s had a good day at the seaside, beating Scarborough 52-7.

Pocklington went in front when good interplay saw centre Harry Jones gallop over.

The hosts hit back to claim a 7-5 lead, but Pock then took control.

Centre Ben Mayock helped himself to four tries and six conversions, strong-running Ollie Mercer charging over twice and wing Lewis Duncan also touching down.