Sun 24
Sheffield & Driffield
H Soulby, I Elliot (3), J Murr (5), A Wilson (2), D Longden (3), J Kreamer (5), L Talbot (3), W Horner (4), A Oldridge (2)
Scunthorpe play the field

Scunthorpe play the field

By Tony Wilkinson
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Scunthorpe involved in 3 way games

Scunthorpe enjoyed the luxury of a home game, the first of the season against Sheffield and Driffield all the teams brought enough players for two teams each.

Scunthorpe on one pitch played Driffield, and having lost the toss soon found themselves 5-0 down, this was to be Driffields only try of the half though. The try also woke Scunthorpe up and they hit back with Charley Wilkinson putting Jack Murr away for a try. Good defence on show from Alfie Taylor and Dante Salvatore Chapman who chopped down a player twice his size with ease.
Isaac Elliot then gave Scunthorpe the lead seizing on a loose ball and driving for the line. 10-5.
Wilkinson then picked up a loose ball taking it on a few yards he passed to Joseph Bingham who went over to make the score 15-5. Bingham then went over again taking two players with him, and Wilkinson made it a hat-trick of assists as Jack Murr was the beneficiary again. 25-5
Again after half time Scunthorpe needed a wake up call as the Driffield player ran straight through the middle bouncing of tacklers to make the score 25-10. Harry Soulby soon improved Scunthorpe's lead as he received a pass and drove over the line with a player hanging on. They were the only scores of the half as Driff continued to have long periods of possession but were continually knocked back with good tackles coming through Daniel Longden. Final Score 30-10.

Scunthorpe then played Sheffield and again soon found themselves 5-0 down, but hit back as Daniel Longden received the ball out wide he ran away from the touchline and scored 5-5.
Jack Murr then carried a defender over the line to score, with Longden notching his second taking the score to 15-5.
Isaac Elliot scored the try of the day for this team as the ball worked its way through 5 sets of hands before he ran in a great team try. 20-5 Again Scunthorpe worked hard in defence strong tackles coming from Wilkinson and Bingham along with Harry Robinson who was there to prevent any offloads.
Salvatore Chapman came on and resumed where he left off from the last game knocking players back, Harry Soulby also continued with good strong runs through the middle.
Elliot notched a second soon after half time hitting a good line and running through the gap, Murr also grabbed his second following good interplay.
Taylor then bust through the defence and as the line approached he unselfishly passed to Longden who had the easiest of run ins. Murr rounded off the scoring in an emphatic 40-5 win. Taylor with the tackle of the day from all the teams as he picked the Sheffield player up and drove him backwards.

Meanwhile on the other pitch all sorts was going on as Scunthorpe played Sheffields other team first, ably reffed by a fully qualified RFU ref.
Oldridge was first to score unlike there counter parts being first out of the traps, hitting a good line and wriggling out of tackles, Sheffield hit back but Scunthorpe were now into their stride with good defence coming through Jake Kreamer, Chris Green and the terrier like Lewis Talbot snaffling anyone who came near.
William Horner showed great footwork to step out of the tackles and run and Jake Kreamer hit a fantastic line of running taking the ball on at pace leaving the defence with a difficult target and a half time score of 15-5.
Following half time Horner out paced the defence and Oldridge again scored, following some good defence by Jack Standerline. Sheffield got a late consolation try but Scunthorpe's win 25-10.

In their second game Scunthorpe were caught napping by a Driff side and found themselves losing 0-5.
Emily milner took the ball down the short side and was tackled just short of the line, Kreamer was on hand to receive the resulting pass and levelled 5-5.
Talbot then scored after stepping inside and wrong footing the defence and then doubled his tally with another score following a good turnover. 15-5.
Kreamer scored again having a fantastic day all round, Horner then scored showing his good footwork. Talbot secured his hat-trick on half time making it a 30-5 lead. Scunthorpe defence was ferocious forcing turnovers giving Scunthorpe plenty of opportunity to have ball in hand.
Scunthorpe were caught napping a bit following half time maybe thinking it was job done but credit goes to Driffield who came back at Scunthorpe with 2 scores, 30-15.
Kreamer sealed his hatrick, and the prolific Horner restored Scunthorpe's original lead, however Driff hit back with 2 more tries and Kreamer had the last say for Scunthorpe with his 4th try of the game following good work by Chris Green in the build up. final score 45-25 in Scunthorpe's favour.

Player who stood out from 2 excellent team performances was Jake Kreamer.

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Sun 24, Nov 2013