The visitors come out on top in juniors’ East Yorkshire derby

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Bridlington RUFC U16 10

Pocklington RUFC U16 15

BRIDLINGTON welcomed Pocklington for this tightly fought entertaining game by two evenly matched sides.

Pocklington brought a strong squad of 22 players that included very good fast backs. Bridlington were not overawed and matched them in every department.

Pocklington attacked from the whistle and penetrated Bridlington’s hard working defence for the first try which they converted.

Bridlington replied, Ben Smith speedily ran in to touch down but too far out for an easy conversion although he made a good attempt.

Before half time Pocklington scored a second try and a penalty to lead 15-5.

The second half was tight. Both sides defended well for long periods of time which did not leave much in the tank for attacking.

A determined push by Bridlington near the line gave Callum Sanderson the opportunity to make the only score of this half.

The last eight minutes were especially tense. Bridlington had several chances but the final execution let them down.

Matty Faulkner tackled his heart out and was everywhere on the field, even linking with the backs, earning himself man of the match.

Coach’s comment: “The lads played well for each other and kept going to the final whistle.

“It has given plenty to work on that can only be done in training.The team will come back stronger for the next game.”

Team: Conor Paige, Matty Faulkner, Nathan Samenjoul, Jay Singh, Billie Carter, Kyle Turner, James Houghton, Callum Sanderson, Otis Dixon, Ben Smith, Danny McIntosh, Taylor Muru, Jordan McGuire, Jordan Skinner, Brandon Smith Subs Matty Brown, Joe Emmerson