Pock Under-13s lose floodlit encounter with Driffield

Pocklington U13s..................12

Driffield U13s......................34

Pocklington Under-13s were hosts to Driffield in a Friday floodlit night match, with the atmosphere electric as the teams ran onto the pitch.

Both sides showed great promise from the start, and early in the match Pocklington got the breakthrough as Charlie Laudage showed good speed on the left flank to get the ball down over the try line.

The home side picked up the pace and showed laudable determination against bigger opponents.

Driffield piled on the pressure but Pock dug in and defended well, until a slip up in defence with Driffield taking advantage to score.

Pock won back the ball and camped in the opposition 22 for a good stage of the game, winning the scrums and playing well in the rucks.

But this time Driffield held firm then they got a breakaway score and, though Pock came back at them again, a lucky kick and bounce for Driffield gave the visitors a third try just before half time.

The second half followed a team talk from the coaches, with a few substitution changes.

Pock performed well with some great linking play.

The pace of the game was noticeably faster, and Pocklington’s rock solid scrum provided the platform for Jonty Goddard to pick up the ball and pass to Will Husband who ran straight through Driffield to score under the sticks, Rob Boddy converting.

The score gave the lads a real boost, but Driffield retaliated quickly and grabbed the score back.

Pocklington put on the pressure again before their big defensive effort started to take its toll as Driffield crossed twice more before the end.

Pocklington’s man of the match award went to Louis Ratcliff for a great performance.

The teams retired from the pitch to carry on the great atmosphere into the club house.

They enjoyed some lovely food that the Pock parents had provided and a raffle to help raise funds.

A great night was had by all.