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1st XV - Match centre

Hornsea
York Railway Institute
Sat 8 Apr 15:00 - Northern Division - Yorkshire Division 4 Full time

RI Wrestle Win at Hornsea

Frenchman Reed fournit la classe ...

RI travelled to Hornsea who played with a passion not expected from a side certain to be relegated

59 year old veteran Frenchman H T Reed was drafted in to strengthen the side after younger scum-halves went shopping.

Scores were level for 15 minutes until after a quick scrum ball from the inspirational Reed was passed along to man of the match Martyn Ward to crash over the Hornsea line. Frazer Land converted.

Reed then then fed fellow Frenchman Francki Rossi who out sprinted the opposition over 50 metres to score under the posts, Land landed the extras.

Swift handling saw Ward score his second try again Land landed the extras.

RI dominated the scrums through-out the game, emphasising the contribution of McCarthy, Land and Lonsdale.

The crowd were stunned at half-time as first half MotM Reed was withdrawn from the frey, enabling Hornsea to assert control and score a very good try.

New scrum-half Ali Jordan then took control to set up Franki Rossi who scored his second before Jordan powered over himself to score a try which underlined why he should be in the 1st team squad every week.

Tim Lewis returning from injury added a try goaled by Frazer Land to take the game 47-5 adding the bonus point.

Typical end of season game with errors on both side - highlights were the best performance in an RI shirt by Lloyd Haytack and strong running underlining the potential of Chris Piercy.


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