U12s Cup Victory over Wests
Hull Wyke U12s completed their great season with a comprehensive 24-4 win over Wests at Haworth Park. Match Reporter: A Shaw
Wyke kicked to Wests and immediatly put pressure on Wests with strong defence from Luke Shaw, causing a spilled ball. Wyke gained possesion from the scrum and 2 plays later James Ducker crashed through for a try near the sticks which Wyke failed to convert. After another strong set and kick from Wyke, Wests at last got possession and were able to make a break down their left side but Wyke's hooker Matty Jackson was quick on the turn and showed good pace to pull off a great tackle and save a potential try.
Eventually wests were able to mount some pressure and finish with a deep kick. Full back Zac Brown took the ball well and from the resulting tackle and play the ball, Wykes left winger Max Riseham scooted from dummy half and sliced a path through the staggered defence to go on a 70 metre run only to be tackled just in front of the sticks by a terrific tackle from wests speedy winger.Wyke quickly moved the ball and were rewarded shortly after with another try wide out by Alex Turner from a well timed pass from Tommy Jubb.
Wyke continued to dominate and wests found it hard to make ground due to Wykes line speed in defence. Wyke attacked down wests left wing and were awarded a penalty for a ball steal near Wests 20metre line. From a quick tap, Ted Jones scattered the defence to score out wide to leave the score 12 - 0 at half time.
Wyke continued where they left off in the second half and after a strong set and good kick from Wyke, Wests had to bring the ball out from their own line. An attempted offload from a west player was plucked out of the air by Gus Beavis and he ran the short distance to the line to score under the sticks. Brad Stone converted to make it 18 - 0.
By now Wyke were playing with lots of confidence and constantly threatened West especially on Wyke's left wing, were 3 times in short succession wyke went close on the back of some flowing running and passing, only to be denied by brave last ditch tackles by Wests.
Eventually the pressure told again and James Ducker scored his second try taking 3 people over the line to put the ball down out wide. An unsuccessful conversion left it 22 - 0.
With the game already won and the pressure off, Wests started to play the kind of rugby that they have shown this season and put pressure on Wyke's line and got over only to be held up by dogged defence from Brad Mcloughlin and Owen Jones-Barker. But in the last minute, a flowing move and a good offload out of the tackle allowed Wests to score in the corner and was a reward for their never say die attitude.
Wyke's Chas Kennington chased the kick off from Wyke and got the ball back for the last set of the game which saw Wyke nearly score again at the death, only to be denied by the Whistle.
All in all a dominant display from Wyke, saw the capt Gus Beavis lift the cup to the delight of all his team mates!