Playing Skirlaugh, an established and well respected team, the Lions really pulled out all the stops in the first half and played the game as a team and for each other as their friendships grows every week. In the first half,their driving forward was faultless holding on to the ball and completing their sets on each occasion. This led to Ciaran Jones scoring after great use of the hand off. Defensively they held their own, putting the Bulls under pressure and forcing errors which Sam Acaster was quick to pick up on, retrieving the ball for the Lion's to push on up the field. He was abley supported with hard driving runs from James Wainwright, Bertram Noble, Harrison Sunlay and Callum Davis allowing Joe Stocks and his lightening quick feet to cross the line twice, leading the Lions off at half time 3-1 in front. The second half kicked off with the Lion's facing a physically bigger and faster Bulls side, which seemed to put the Lion's off for a while letting in 3 tries in quick succession. The boys managed to get themselves together a bit after support and encouragement from head coach Kev gave them a boost and Ciaran Jones went over the line again. After a lot of hard defence work and letting in a further two tries, the Lions gave their all in the last minutes of the game offloading, hard running and taking some hard tackles with Harrison Sunlay driving low to score the last try of the game just as the whistle blew. After two earlier decisions led to the call of no try the game ended 6-5 to the Skirlaugh Bulls. Taking home the man of the match awards were Bertram Noble for his outstanding efforts in driving his team forward and Joe Stocks for his suberb tackling that belies his size! Our thanks to the Skirlaugh coaches (and players) for the loan of 2 players so both sides could play to the 9 a side maximum.