20 June 2024

Boys progress in cup after well-deserved victory

Hornsea & Holderness U14 33
Pocklington RUFC 14

Hornsea & Holderness U14s hosted Pocklington RUFC in the second round of the Yorkshire Cup.

The game began with Hornsea exerting pressure in the Pocklington 25 for the first 10 minutes.

Excellent handling along the back line saw Tom S score in the corner, with Matty R converting from the touchline.

Hornsea’s second score followed three minutes later, with the Hornsea pack beginning to dominate, Cohen K and Logan P putting in strong tackles. A break from Matty R and quick recycling allowed Max T to crash over, taking several defenders with him, and Matty R added the conversion.

Pocklington, against the run of play, caught Hornsea off-guard to open their scoring, adding the conversion.

The game continued end-to-end, showcasing great handling and tackling by both teams. In the

last minute of the half, Hornsea scored their third try, starting from halfway. Ben T carried the ball 20 metres, with good support from Logan P and Oliver K securing the ball. Harvey W then passed it to William H before Freddy R scored near the posts, making it 19-7 at halftime.

The second half started with strong tackling from Harry B, Freddy R, and Matty R. Hornsea’s pressure led to a turnover, with forwards Connor M and Jack J setting up Max T for his second score of the game, converted again by Matty R.

Despite Hornsea’s pack controlling the game, repeated penalties for high tackles and scrummaging infringements allowed Pocklington field position deep in Hornsea’s half, leading to their second try and conversion.

With two minutes left, Hornsea scored their final try through smart running by Harvey W, finishing near the upright. The final score was 33-14 to Hornsea.

Congratulations to all the Hornsea players for a great game of rugby played in the right spirit. There are still areas to work on, but it was a strong performance and a well-deserved win. Man of the Match went to Max T for the second consecutive week, praised for his fantastic attacking performance with two tries and numerous try-saving tackles.