Pocklington Under-13s brave the weather to record victory

Action from the game
Action from the game

Pocklington U13s................26

Hull U13s..............................0

Action from the game

Action from the game

Pocklington Under-13s turned up at Kilnwick Park to face Hull in the worst weather conditions they have ever played in, with horizontal rain and ice lashing the players as they were lining up for the kick off.

Pocklington took charge of the match from the start. Hull pushed forward first but Pock defended very well with some great tackles before Jonty Goddard made a massive kick into touch in the opposition 22.

Pocklington won the lineout and fed Reece Dixon who sliced through to score, Goddard converting.

Frozen hands, a slippery ball and the muddy pitch meant there was plenty of scrummaging, at which Pocklington excelled.

Hull managed to get the ball back into the Pock half, but smart thinking from Charlie Laudage turned the tables as he fly hacked it upfield and outpaced the Hull cover to touch down for a second try which Goddard again 

As the weather got even worse, Pocklington won another scrum inside the Hull half and Olly Mann linked with Goddard to send Dixon flying over for the third score.

Pocklington continued to adapt better to the conditions and, when Hull spilled the ball at another scrum in their 22, Will Husband was quick to the loose ball and dribbled forward to touch down next to the sticks, Goddard converting.

Pocklington faced the elements in the second half, but more of the same with determined tackling and rucking kept Hull at bay.

As Hull’s frustrations got the better of them, an off the ball incident prompted the final whistle to bring proceedings to a close and allow everyone to get out of the abysmal weather.

The Pocklington coach congratulated the whole team for such a tremendous effort, not only in defying the conditions, but for keeping their heads, playing together and producing some textbook rugby.

The man of the match was awarded to Charlie Laudage for his all-round performance.