Skirlaugh Bulls U.13`s booked their place in this years Hull Vice Presidents Memorial Cup by winning against West Hull 24 - 6.
West Hull kicked off and within the first couple of minutes Skirlaugh gained good field position after a West Hull knock on. This set up Harrison Chapman-Dusher to crash over the try line in Skirlaugh`s first attack. Shortly after Macaulay broke through the West Hull defence and having been tackled the ball was moved out wide for Oliver Shipley
With the Skirlaugh team in fine defensive form, halting any attack West Hull created, they went further ahead with another crossfield move involving 6-7 players to create an opening for Myles Palmer to touch down to give Skirlaugh a 12 - 0 lead.
The Skirlaugh backs, Everitt, Marsters, Shipley, Macaulay, Palmer, Downs and Danby all performed excellently in both attack and defence throughout the game.
West Hull continued to play their part and finished the first half stronger than they had started, with the referee ruling the West Hull forward had been held up over the try line on the stroke of half time.
At the start of the second half West Hull got themselves on the score sheet and with the goal added they started to trouble Skirlaugh into some uncharacteristic mistakes.
The Skirlaugh forwards Gurnell, Sherwood, Butler, Ollet, Hick and Chapman-Dusher stood strong with the team only conceding 42 points so far this season
Skirlaugh increased their lead when Joe Sherwood caught the West Hull defence flat-footed and darted over from short distance. With the goal converted, Skirlaugh had a 18-6 lead.
With Hicks, Stratton, Spence, Fishwick and Bunn all getting themselves involved this was a performance to be very proud of.
The final try of the game went to Skirlaugh after another break from stand-off Bob Downs
, he was tackled just short of the line but the ball was again moved from one side of the field to another for Myles Palmer to get his second try and to book Skirlaugh`s place in this years final.
Well done to all the team - a great team effort and deserving winners.