U11s spurred on in Festival

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Scarborough were the hosts of the East Yorkshire Festival, with an impressive club house, pitches and views of the sea and castle. Pocklington under-11s arrived with their new winter kit sponsored by Mount Sterling Wealth, which was very much appreciated by all when off the pitch, with the blustery sea air.

Pock kicked off the festival against a much-improved Driffield side but, with a rocky start, Pock soon found their feet with a great pass from James Wraggs to Jonty Goddard, leading to their first try and this led to another try by Jonty, leaving Pock with a 10-5 win.

With a short rest, Pock were back on to face Malton & Norton - a strong side who put pressure on Pock right from the start. But with phenomenal passing from Ned Lyon and James Wraggs and fantastic tackling by Edward Jibson, Tiger Brash and Reece Dixon led to Reece and Alex Todd scoring a try each. This was a fantastic match to watch with both teams putting in their 100 per cent. A 15-5 win to Pock, well done for a fabulous team effort.

Pocks third game was against Hull Ionians, a strong side who dominated the game. But this did not stop Pock from putting in a great team effort with outstanding tackles from Will Husband and Reece. The score was a 25-0 defeat to Pock.

Next Pock was up against Malton again, with both teams proving they were worthy of making it through to the semi-finals. With both teams putting down the tries, the game was well underway and, with the Pock backs showing fluent passing down the line, it resulted in tries from Oliver Mann and Ned Lyon. But, unfortunately, this proved not to be enough to make it through to the finals.

Pock then finished the day on a high with a play-off against Driffield with more tries going in by Lawrence Mason, Rob Boddy and Billy Ackerley, running the full length of the pitch to score a worthwhile try. With a great effort from the whole team, Pock had a 25-5 win.

The man of the match was Reece Dixon, which was well deserved for his outstanding effort.