U13s enjoy tour to Lancashire to finish their season on a high

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Pocklington under-13s finished the season on a high with a marvellous tour to Lancashire, coming away with two wins from their three games.

Against top Lancashire outfit, Vale of Lune, they spent long periods on the defensive and, despite not scoring in the first half, they showed plenty of commitment and determination only to find themselves 26-0 down. A second half improvement was rewarded as Jonty Goddard fly hacked the ball forward to get Pock on the score sheet. Reece Dixon backed this up with a good touchdown, making the final score Vale of Lune 38 Pocklington 10.

Man of the match from the Pock parents was Alex Todd and man of the match from the Vale of Lune parents was Will Husband.

The end of season presentations came that evening. Players player was awarded to Reece Dixon, player of the season to Ed Jibson and most improved to Cameron Cree.

Sunday saw the side travel to scenic Kirkby Lonsdale. They faced two teams, the hosts plus first up Blackburn. Pocklington played excellent rugby, camping in the opposition’s half for a long spell and piling on the pressure until Reece Dixon scored.

Blackburn retaliated quickly with a try but Pock resumed the offensive and outstanding passing saw Alex Todd and Reece Dixon free Will Husband who scored for a half time score of 10-5.

Second half and Pock kept up the standard with another try from Will Husband and conversion from Jonty Goddard.

The Pock lads were on a high and more lovely rugby and great hands ended with Louis Ratcliff feeding Reece Dixon who ran half the pitch to score with Jonty Goddard converting. Blackburn had the last word of the game by scoring but Pock won 24-10. Man of the match was awarded to Sam Prudames for his great efforts.

Next up was the hosts Kirkby Lonsdale, and with the squad still buzzing from the earlier win they seemed unstoppable, Cameron Cree and Reece Dixon sending Will Husband under the sticks in the opening minutes with Jonty Goddard converting.

A solid scrum saw Cree feed Dixon to score with Goddard again converting, before Olly Mann popped the ball to Dixon for his second. The tries kept on coming from Pocklington as Goddard, Mann and Dixon all scored again before half time.

Second half and more of the same from the Pocklington with the scrummaging particularly outstanding. Husband was cheered to the line for his second, with Rob Boddy getting himself on the scoresheet. Then the final play of the game releasd Oliver Robinson who managed to get the ball down just before being tackled on the line. Final score Kirkby Lonsdale 0 Pocklington 49. Man of the match was awarded to Callum Sissons.