under 12 - Report
|Hull Dockers||8||vs||36||East Hull|
Hull Dockers U12s v East Hull U12s
Easts travelled yet again for their second game of the season.
However unlike last weeks visit to Eastlands against Skirlaugh this
week the weather that greeted the teams was warm and sunny.
Joe Rustill kicked off for Easts into a bright sun and both sides worked hard to gain supremacy. this though resulted in something of a 'knock-on-athon in the early stages as the runners and passers focused on the on rushing defence.
A great double tackle by Callum Tranmer and Elliott Jones forced the harried defender over his own tryline and Dockers had to drop-out to re-start, from this position Jack Brown took an almightly drive to the home tryline and a couple of swift hands saw the powerful Tranmer in for the four pointer and Rustill made good the extras. Easts 6-0.
The re-start was safely gathered by Easts Tranmer with a ball to Barnaby Teasdale who went on a weaving run and after good Dockers 'D'
Bradlee Cox whipped the ball at acting half to Reece Smith with a short pass to Jack Brown who found Jones and he popped a pass out the side 'Gidley' style for the supporting Jordan Wynne to squeeze in at the left hand corner, a marvellous team try. Despite a superb effort at goal by Rustill the ball just faded left to leave the score with the visitors 10-0 to the good.
Dockers are a tough propostion so it shows how well Easts were playing, and it was the visitors who scored again when a good long run by Wynne
continued with a short pass to Jones onto Brown who made the timed pass for Tranmer to dive over in the left corner. Easts 14-0.
Easts keen to show their dominance worked at pace and a penalty for a high on Jones was punted to touch by Rustill, the ball worked nicely through hands and nifty footwork by Brown and a nice ball to Jones was made even sweater with his second 'Gidley' to the supporting Rustill, with the applause still ringing around the visitors touchline Rustill was unlucky not to add the extras.
The whistler, Dick Thompson blew for half time and the score:
H/T Dockers 0 Easts 18.
Easts coaches must have been happy, especially with the zero on the home scoreline, however there is always room for improvement.
A home error was punished to the max when that man Tranmer picked up from the lose man position at the base of the scrum and there was a 'holy moment' in the Dockers line when a 'parting of the waves' allowed Easts strike player to ease betwen the sticks without a hand laid. Rustill no mistake, and his easiest kick of the day to see the visitors 24-0.
The home side finally got into their stride and it took a monster tackle by Wynne on Easts left to knock the attacker into touch.
Dockers looked to have a spring in their step and with good work right accross the pitch they scored an excellent try on the left. The conversion was unlucky not to have been made as the ball spun off the uprights. Easts 24-4
The visitors looked to get back in the box seat and thats what they did when Teasdale stepped out of at least half a dozen tackles and passed to Liam Barnett Major who scored a neat try, Rustill converted well to see the scoreboard operator show 30-4.
The Green and Whites had definately stepped up a couple of gears and scored their best and final try when poor Easts discipline resulted in three on the bonce pentalites by referree Thompson, who officated with great authority, on the last tackle play the home kicker saw Easts had no bodies down the right and punted a perfectly weighted kick to an eager teammate for a skillful try. 30-8.
The final points of an entertaining match came after a home defender had been forced into touch and Tranmer scored a 'trademark' from the base of the scrum. Smith knocked the extras and the final scoreline:
Hull Dockers 8 East Hull 36
Hull Dockers contributed to an entertaining game with some skillfull rugby and determined defence.
For Easts there was some great individual performances with Callum, Jack, Joe, Barnaby and Elliott at the fore, but to be fair its the overall team performance with accurate fast passing and strong organised defence that is most noticable and ALL the Easts boys should feel proud of that - the coaches are!
Next up for Easts - yet another on the road game... West Hull.