An enthralling game saw Selby progress through to the Yorkshire Bowl final. An exemplary team performance watched by a rain-sodden crowd saw the home side prevail by 42 points.
With all aspects of the team performing from 1-18, Selby gave little for old adversaries Moortown to work with. The tone for the game was set early on when winger Pickering put in a thumping tackle and from the progression of play, Wright on the opposite side chased his own kick to give the home side the lead. As the forwards maintained control, a pick up from the scrum saw Cicero power over under the posts to give Townend an easy conversion. Within 5 minutes Wright would again cross in the corner after some powerful running. As the home side pressed their advantage, some neat handling saw Thacker finish off a fine move.
Half time Selby 22 Moortown 0
The home side continued the second half as they left off, and it wasn’t long before Taylor scored another try for the impressive forwards. As the conditions worsened, some slick handling saw Wright secure his hat-trick of tries, and secure his Man of the match performance for the backs. As the backs at last started to show what they could do with good ball, Dallimore followed up his own kick for the seventh try of the day. With the clock running down an excellent display by the backs saw Calvert running a sublime angle through a static defence and complete the scoring.
All told, the best team performance this correspondent has witnessed, with everyone putting in a shift. The forwards took control early in the match and with Hutton providing quick ball, the backs were there to finish some tremendous handling moves.
Superb team achievement.
Selby 42 – Moortown 0