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Harrogate Pirates - Match centre

Harrogate Pirates
Leodiensian 2
O Davies, M Audsley, A Mackay, G Drane, S Lennox, K Starkey, R Bradshaw, S Glasswell, T Hunter
Tries
M Audsley (5)
Conversions
Sat 27 Oct 15:00 - Yorkshire Merit League - Northern League Full time

Harrogate Pirates 55 v Leos 38

Pirates and Leos keep the crowd warm

Harrogate Pirates attracted a large crowd to Station View despite the freezing conditions for this merit table game against old rivals Leos 2nds. Playing down the slope with the breeze behind them the Pirates started off like a house on fire with tries from Ollie Davies, Matt Audsley and Andy McKay who appeared to be running down a dark alley but threw the most outrageous dummy to amble over in the corner. Audsley added a conversion to give Pirates a 17-0 lead after only 12 minutes. With the pack dominating the scrum through front rewire Michal Klemek, Stevie Beckett and Ben Kernoghan and Neil Douglas and Ryan Bradshaw winning good line out ball further scores seemed certain but it was Leos who scored a converted try next following a well-executed catch and drive from a line out. The Pirates added to their lead when Zippy darted over following a good scrum drive by the Pirates, converted by Audsley. 24-7 30 mins. Good work from Kris Starkey and Rich Paterson resulted in a ruck just short of the Leo’s line and Steven Lennox picked up and crashed over to make the half time score Pirates 29 Leo’s 7.

The Pirates made several substitutions at half time but continued with the same momentum. The lead was increased on 50 minutes following a run by Cal Mackinnon and a Joe Craig drive saw Kris Starkey drive over for the try. Some sloppy defence from the Pirates saw Leo’s hit back straight from the restart with a converted try to make the score 34-14. Some lovely interplay between forwards and backs saw Bradshaw force his way over and Audsley added the extras. Again Leo’s responded with a well worked try making it 41 19 to the Pirates. Leo’s were now enjoying their best spell of the game to cross for another try which was cancelled out straight away by a Sean Glasswell try and Audsley conversion to make it 48 26 to the Pirates. Some panic defence by the Pirates led to a clearance kick from behind their own line which went straight to the Leo’s winger who ambled over for the softest of tries. The Pirates responded when good work by Richard Vass and drives from Lennox and Bradshaw led to a 3 man overlap for Tom Hunter to score the final try, converted by Audsley to make the final score Pirates 55 Leos 38.

This was a brilliant attacking performance by the Pirates who kept the crowd entertained all afternoon. Captain Ollie Davies will however have some strong words about some of the weak defensive play.

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Key moments

5:00
Try Ollie Davies scores for Harrogate Pirates
9:00
Try Matt Audsley scores for Harrogate Pirates
13:00
Try Andy Mackay scores for Harrogate Pirates
14:00
Conversion Matt Audsley kicks a conversion for Harrogate Pirates
30:00
Try Gareth Drane scores for Harrogate Pirates
31:00
Conversion Matt Audsley kicks a conversion for Harrogate Pirates
36:00
Try Stephen Lennox scores for Harrogate Pirates
45:00
Try Kris Starkey scores for Harrogate Pirates
55:00
Try Ryan Bradshaw scores for Harrogate Pirates
56:00
Conversion Matt Audsley kicks a conversion for Harrogate Pirates
69:00
Try Sean Glasswell scores for Harrogate Pirates
70:00
Conversion Matt Audsley kicks a conversion for Harrogate Pirates
77:00
Try Thomas Hunter scores for Harrogate Pirates
78:00
Conversion Matt Audsley kicks a conversion for Harrogate Pirates

Highlights

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78:00 Conversion 55 - 0
Matt Audsley kicks a conversion for Harrogate Pirates
77:00 Try 53 - 0
Thomas Hunter scores for Harrogate Pirates
70:00 Conversion 48 - 0
Matt Audsley kicks a conversion for Harrogate Pirates
69:00 Try 46 - 0
Sean Glasswell scores for Harrogate Pirates
56:00 Conversion 41 - 0
Matt Audsley kicks a conversion for Harrogate Pirates
55:00 Try 39 - 0
Ryan Bradshaw scores for Harrogate Pirates
45:00 Try 34 - 0
Kris Starkey scores for Harrogate Pirates
End of period 1
36:00 Try 29 - 0
Stephen Lennox scores for Harrogate Pirates
31:00 Conversion 24 - 0
Matt Audsley kicks a conversion for Harrogate Pirates
30:00 Try 22 - 0
Gareth Drane scores for Harrogate Pirates
14:00 Conversion 17 - 0
Matt Audsley kicks a conversion for Harrogate Pirates
13:00 Try 15 - 0
Andy Mackay scores for Harrogate Pirates
9:00 Try 10 - 0
Matt Audsley scores for Harrogate Pirates
5:00 Try 5 - 0
Ollie Davies scores for Harrogate Pirates
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As it happened

  • Harrogate Pirates
  • Leodiensian 2
  • 0
  • Ollie Davies Try 5:00'
  • Matt Audsley Try 9:00'
  • Andy Mackay Try 13:00'
  • Matt Audsley Conversion 14:00'
  • Gareth Drane Try 30:00'
  • Matt Audsley Conversion 31:00'
  • Stephen Lennox Try 36:00'
  • Kris Starkey Try 45:00'
  • Ryan Bradshaw Try 55:00'
  • Matt Audsley Conversion 56:00'
  • Sean Glasswell Try 69:00'
  • Matt Audsley Conversion 70:00'
  • Thomas Hunter Try 77:00'
  • Matt Audsley Conversion 78:00'

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Audsley, Matt Audsley, Matt
Hayter, Ed Hayter, Ed
Hunter, Thomas Hunter, Thomas
Paterson, Richard Paterson, Richard
Mackinnon, Cailean Mackinnon, Cailean
Mackay, Andy Mackay, Andy
Drane, Gareth Drane, Gareth
Bradshaw, Ryan Bradshaw, Ryan
Starkey, Kris Starkey, Kris
Lennox, Stephen Lennox, Stephen
Davies, Ollie Davies, Ollie
Douglas, Neil Douglas, Neil
Klimek, Michal Klimek, Michal
Kernoghan, Ben Kernoghan, Ben
beckett, steven beckett, steven

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Morley 3 17 76
2. Ossett 2 15 60
3. Yarnbury 3 16 60
4. Moortown 3 14 58
5. West Park Leeds 2 18 54
6. Harrogate Pirates 14 51
7. Selby 3 15 43

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