Pocklington's triumphant Yorkshire One campaign comes to a close with a
local derby at York on Saturday.
After being promoted as champions Pocklington's season back in
Yorkshire One got underway with a big 23-10 home victory over York in
September. But Pocklington had some difficulties in acclimatizing to
life in a new division, and after eight games they found themselves
back in eighth place. However, the side then set off on a remarkable
17-game winning run that took them to the top of the table by February,
then on to the championship.
With the league shield already in the bag, Pocklington can enjoy the
occasion on Saturday, but the team is still keen to do well in York
against its city rivals. There is one change from the side that
clinched the title last weekend, flanker Jack Holbrough returning to
the back row.
The excellent support, both home and away, that the team has had
throughout the season has also been a big part of the success. And in
addition to the regular team bus on Saturday, the club is putting on an
extra coach for supporters and families. The team bus will leave Percy
Road at 1.00 pm, with the supporters bus departing from the club at
1.30. One will return from York's Clifton Park ground at 6.00 pm, the
later bus will drop off in the middle of York then return to
Pocklington from Castlegate at 9.15 pm.
The Panthers have also done well this season, and they play in the East
Riding Premier merit table play off semi-finals at Beverley. The
Panthers' players will then join up with their 1st team counterparts
for the night out in York.
On Sunday Pocklington Under 15s and Under 13s are at home to Doncaster
(11.00 am) while the Under 14s and minis are on tour.
Pocklington (at York) from: Birch, Webber, Kelly, Morton, Peters,
Wilkinson, Hyde, Stephenson, Durkin, JL Holbrough, D Wilson, Rees, JP
Holbrough, Bishop, Hardy, Nixon, Pickard, Allen. Travelling reserve
Mitchell. Meet 12.45 pm.
Pocklington Panthers (at Beverley) from: A Wilson, Greenwood, Thompson,
Bean, Killerby, Spenceley, S Wright, Elvidge, Waudby, Helme, P Drew,
Crabbe, Nicholson, Littlefair, Davies, Massie, T Drew, M Scott, Clark,
Hardy-Rollins, Beevers, Walton. Meet 1.00.
Pocklington U16 (at Sheffield) meet 9.00 am.
Pocklington U15 (v Doncaster, home) meet 10.00 am, ko 11.00.
Pocklington U14 (on tour)
Pocklington U13 (v Doncaster, home) meet 10.00 am, ko 11.00 am.
Pocklington U12 (at Malton) meet 9.30 am.
Pocklington U7, U8, U9, U10 & U11 (on tour)