Great game of rugby for two well matched sides
Another enjoyable morning at Scatchard Lane
Morley and Harrogate both have two good quality squads, despite both teams having a number of injuries and some boys away the quality of rugby today was excellent. The coaches were determined to get all of the players a good run out and they did that well.
Morley started with a bang, scoring the first, second and third try within 15 minutes....To say Harrogate had a slow start was true, however they could have done without the Morley boys hitting their straps early and keeping the gas on for the whole first 20 minute period.
The Gate, regrouped, got some possession and drove hard in the 2nd period, creating opportunities and pushing the ball wide, to challenge both Morley wingers.
This proved to be a far closer affair than the first period and what the Harrogate coaches would have expected to see from the Harrogate team.
Harrogate managed a good move to run in a try within this very tight part of the game.
The third and final period proved to be another arm wrestle with both teams scoring, Morley had the kicking boots today scoring 2 of 4 and Harrogate just didn't have the distance, but very much had the accuracy.
Both sets of boys acquitted themselves well, as did all parents and coaches, a friendly, friendly game for us today, playing a solid team, who we always judge ourselves against, as we know they are a quality outfit.
Well done to everyone who participated today an excellent advert for junior rugby