Under 15 - Report
Malton V Selby
A strong start by Selby, following a handling error by Malton, saw the ball released to the backs with James Cook and Charlie Fothergill combining well finally for James Cook to score a try in the 4th minute, converted by George Stoker (0/7).
Selby started the second half camped within the Malton 5 metre area and continued strong forward pressure resulted in a good try as Harry Cruise picked up from the back of a ruck to dive over for a try in the 5th minute. Malton, bolstered by the addition of two Selby players started to make a game of it, but, try as they might, they were unable to penetrate the Selby defence. Ben Asquith then took a ball from a ruck and attacked the Malton defence with the forwards winning the resulting maul and Harry Cruise kicking ahead. The Selby backs set up good quick passes for Dylan Tonks to be stopped at the Malton line with a strong defensive tackle. Malton failed to secure their line-out which set James Cook for another try converted by Harry Cruise in the 23rd minute. (7/40) Selby came close again, but Malton defended and countered, taking the play to within a few yards of the Selby line. This is where the Selby forwards came into their own as repeated Malton attacks were repelled with a final Malton flourish being held up over the by Henry Levett. Selby then broke out of defence with a fine box kick by Harry Cruise pushing Malton back into their 22. Again the backs and forwards worked well to set up a ruck near the Malton line for Alex Maguire-France to go over for a well deserved try in the 26th minute. Selby then finished the game with another well worked try as Dylan Tonks went over in the 31st minute to bring the final score to 7/50.
Although comfortable winners, credit must go to Malton who did not give up and, although not reflected in the score defended stoutly throughout.