East Riding Tag Rugby Festival

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Pocklington under-7s enjoyed a visit to a sunny and cold Driffield to take part in the East Yorkshire Tag Festival which attracted 11 teams from across the county.

The 17 lads from Pocklington played five games, winning four and marginally drawing one, playing against sides from Goole, Driffield 1, Hull Ionians, Malton and Driffield 2. The whole team played with heart and soul and are fast gaining a reputation as the team to beat in the East Riding.

Man of the match went to Freddie and Sam for an all-round performance, the Champagne moment went to Noah for a long pass that went over the top of two opponent heads and resulted in a winning try. This was a miss pass, missing out three Pock players in the receiving line to Will Jones with an excellent take and shout for the ball, putting great width on the play.

Coach Andy Holloway said: “It was a fab example of using space, calling for the ball, great pass, good take and a superb finish. This is one coach who’s very proud of Pock’s performance.”

Other notable performances were from ‘star tag’ Archie Wilcock, and Henry for excellent tagging.

Well done to all the lads who did a terrific job in representing both their town and club.

Pocklington under-8s travelled to Driffield on Mothers’ Day for the East Yorkshire Festival, and put in performances to make their Mums proud.

Their first match against Bridlington went down to the wire due to defensive frailties, but a try in the last few seconds won it for Pocklington 6–5. While defence isn’t the under-8s strong point, they can be relied upon to score well, and they did so again to overcome Beverley 6–4.

By now, the tries were starting to be complemented by ferocious tagging and better defensive structure to result in 6–3 and 5–2 wins against Malton and Driffield.

This left the final match of Pocklington’s morning against their well-organised rivals Goole. Despite a determined effort Pocklington lost out 5–3. And who do the under-8s play at home next Sunday? Goole.

Arthur Whelan, Callum Childs, Frank Buckle, Freddie Griggs, Henry Woodruff, Joe Cheney, John Burley, Johnny Raper, Olly Grainger, Will Grewer and Patrick Jessop all played very well and thoroughly deserved to take home their players’ medals to show their Mums.