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Driffield RUFC
Roundhegians RFC
Sun 22 Apr 11:00 - Friendly Full time

Hegians finish season in style!!

By Jim Malia

After 2 great games already this season with today's opponents Driffield, Hegians made the trip to the Yorks Wolds knowing it would be a tough uncompromising affair again. With the sun shining and the lads playing on the big 1st team pitch the grand decider was set up nicely. Hegians hit the ground running with a point to prove after last weeks' disappointing draw with Moortown and seemed pumped up and eager to play. Ewan opened the scoring on 5 mins with a well taken try after good driving play from the forwards. Will calmly added the extras from a tricky angle. On ten mins the lead was extended to 12-0 after Xander crashed over showing great strength to ride a tackle and stretch out to increase the lead. Will made a great line break but the supporting players were too quiet and the opportunity went begging!! On the stroke of half time after strong mauling from the big Home pack, Hegians left a gap and the big Home prop accepted the invitation to open the Driffield scoring. Half time 5-12

The second half opened with Cameron feeding Jack who fed Will to make a searing break upfield. Quick recycling enabled the backs to cut through the Home defence and Ewan was the beneficiary scoring a great 'team try' to increase the lead to 17-5. Ten minutes later the Home forwards had woken up and were making regular assaults on the Hegians line. Eventually the pressure told and Driffield scored 2 quick tries through the pack to level scores at 17-17!! Deja vue!!

Thankfully this week finished in a happy ending with Ewan making a super break from his own 22, the ball was transferred several times and finally Conor fed Tom B, who fed Jack S on the charge to crash over for the winner!!

Final score Driffield 17- Hegians 22 A terrific win from a disciplined and highly motivated Hegians side and a great way to finish off the season. Well done lads!! Thanks to Dom and the Driffield lads for another cracking contest !!

End of season awards night in the bar on Friday, 7pm start. Please let Bruce have your nominations for the awards.

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – November: Hinckley RFC

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