Sat 15
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Hullensians 16 - 10 Sheffield Medicals

Hullensians 16 - 10 Sheffield Medicals

By Alex Fawdry
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Hullensians 16 Sheffield Medicals 10
With a week of weather disrupted preparation behind them the medics set off early on the long drive to Hull with the intent of plenty of preparation before kick-off. Having had a good warm up the first half started solidly in the medics favour with good possession and territory, however the students failed to capitalize and the initiative was handed to the home side who scored a penalty. The medics once again took charge of the match, staying in the attacking half and being gifted multiple penalties by the opposition. Again Sheffield failed to capitalize with misfiring attack that never really seemed to get going. A good defensive effort however put the Hull backs under pressure and Rob Conville read an attacking move nicely to score an interception try. Another advantage was handed to the medic side in the middle of the half as the referee, sick of backchat, showed the home 8 a red card. A lethargic looking medics squad however never really managed to exploit this advantage and the only other score in the half was as Mike Watters finished a backs move to go over the line. With an unusual lapse in usually unwavering form Ted Farmer again narrowly missed the posts, possibly symbolic of the medic’s performance. This left the score at 10 - 3 in the visitors favour at half time.
A Sheffield side who went in for the break looking good for a win came back out looking sloppy, and the Hullensians who had ended the half with their heads down came out of the huddle seeming more fired up for the return of play. A team-wide failure in concentration and communication allowed the home side over for a soft try out wide. From the restart the medic boys attempted to move wide, but an interception from the Hull player Chris Smith followed by a chip and fly hack allowed the home side a second try in quick succession. A conversion miss left the score 10 - 13 in Hulls favour. During a disastrous first 20 minutes of the second half the visitors also conceded a penalty kick leaving them 6 points down. With 20 minutes left Sheffield appeared to rally, but despite determination in attack the team never really ‘clicked’ and devoid of the usual flair failed to breach the home defence. The score remained a disappointing 10 - 16.
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Sat 15, Dec 2012




Yorkshire 2