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Harrogate Pythons
Leeds Modernians
M Halpin, J Bentham (2), L Kernoghan, K Starkey
Tries
J Wolfram (3), R Fallenstein
Conversions
J Wolfram
Penalties
Sat 28 Apr TBC - Northern Division - Yorkshire Division Three Full time

Harrogate Pythons 36 v Leeds Modernians 8

Back to back home wins for The Pythons

Fourth placed Leeds Modernians visited Station View with The Pythons still mathematically in the relegation zone needing one league point to guarantee their Yorkshire 3 position next season. By half time, The Pythons were leading 29 – 8 and had secured that one point, a try bonus point.

The Pythons dominated the first 15 minutes of the game with The Mods needing to defend their mid field as Joe Bentham and Max Sharp ran off some great lines run by Liam Kernoghan. The Pythons first try came as Bentham broke a tackle on half way, cleverly kicked ahead for pace man Matt Halpin to gather the bouncing ball and score close to the posts – Jed Wolfram adding the conversion. Forward dominance with hard running from Matt Leach and Grant Weatherston gave Kernoghan time and space to put Bentham through to score under the posts – the conversion again from Wolfram.

The restart saw Old Mods open their account with a penalty for off side at the breakdown shortly followed by a well earned try as The Pythons seemed to lose concentration.

With encouraging words from coach Bird The Pythons were quick to regain dominance especially up front. An attacking scrum 6 meters out saw Kris Starkey knock on at number 8 with the line beckoning. The Pythons pack regrouped and pushed the Old Mods pack off their ball driving over the line only for Starks to be robbed again by The Mods prop handling the ball out of the scrum earning himself a yellow card. The Pythons opted for scrum rather than take the penalty and on the third attempt Starkey controlled the ball at the back of the scrum to score the third try – Wolfram adding the extras. Kernoghan scored the bonus point try following a slick passage of play involving Luke price gerrard from the flank, Sharp and Kirkpatrick from inside their own half giving Kernoghan a 40m run in out pacing The Mods defence. A Wolfram penalty gave the half time score 29 – 8.

The Mods began the second half with renewed determination. With both sides defending well, The Pythons forward’s dominance proved frustrating for the visitors resulting in 2 yellow cards. Forward pressure again resulted in The Mods failing to control their ball in a scrum on their 22 metre with Bentham being the quickest to react scoring his second try with Ross Fallenstein adding the extras. Final score 36-8.

The Pythons play un beaten Northallerton on 5th May and their final game of the season the following Saturday – both at Station View.

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Key moments

3:00
Try Matt Halpin scores for Harrogate Pythons
4:00
Conversion Jed Wolfram kicks a conversion for Harrogate Pythons
11:00
Try Joe Bentham scores for Harrogate Pythons
12:00
Conversion Jed Wolfram kicks a conversion for Harrogate Pythons
31:00
Try Liam Kernoghan scores for Harrogate Pythons
32:00
Conversion Jed Wolfram kicks a conversion for Harrogate Pythons
38:00
Try Kris Starkey scores for Harrogate Pythons
39:00
Penalty Jed Wolfram kicks a penalty for Harrogate Pythons
60:00
Try Joe Bentham scores for Harrogate Pythons
61:00
Conversion Ross Fallenstein kicks a conversion for Harrogate Pythons

Highlights

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61:00 Conversion 36 - 0
Ross Fallenstein kicks a conversion for Harrogate Pythons
60:00 Try 34 - 0
Joe Bentham scores for Harrogate Pythons
End of period 1
39:00 Penalty 29 - 0
Jed Wolfram kicks a penalty for Harrogate Pythons
38:00 Try 26 - 0
Kris Starkey scores for Harrogate Pythons
32:00 Conversion 21 - 0
Jed Wolfram kicks a conversion for Harrogate Pythons
31:00 Try 19 - 0
Liam Kernoghan scores for Harrogate Pythons
12:00 Conversion 14 - 0
Jed Wolfram kicks a conversion for Harrogate Pythons
11:00 Try 12 - 0
Joe Bentham scores for Harrogate Pythons
4:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Jed Wolfram kicks a conversion for Harrogate Pythons
3:00 Try 5 - 0
Matt Halpin scores for Harrogate Pythons
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As it happened

  • Harrogate Pythons
  • Leeds Modernians
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  • Matt Halpin Try 3:00'
  • Jed Wolfram Conversion 4:00'
  • Joe Bentham Try 11:00'
  • Jed Wolfram Conversion 12:00'
  • Liam Kernoghan Try 31:00'
  • Jed Wolfram Conversion 32:00'
  • Kris Starkey Try 38:00'
  • Jed Wolfram Penalty 39:00'
  • Joe Bentham Try 60:00'
  • Ross Fallenstein Conversion 61:00'

Team selection

Halpin, Matt Halpin, Matt
Pickard, Jon Pickard, Jon
Bentham, Joe Bentham, Joe
Sharp, Max Sharp, Max
Wolfram, Jed Wolfram, Jed
Kernoghan, Liam Kernoghan, Liam
Kirkpatrick, Stephen Kirkpatrick, Stephen
Shortman, Dan Shortman, Dan
Starkey, Kris Starkey, Kris
price gerrard, Luke price gerrard, Luke
Leach, Matt Leach, Matt
Binns, Ian Binns, Ian
Weatherston, Grant Weatherston, Grant
Smith, Josh Smith, Josh
Smith, Steve Smith, Steve

League round up

League table

# Team Pl Pts
8. Knottingley 24 60
9. Sheffield Medicals 26 53
10. Harrogate Pythons 25 51
11. Skipton 26 47
12. Leeds Medics And Dentists 26 46
13. Baildon 26 40
14. Stocksbridge 26 33

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