Brods prove a hit at Scarborough Festival
Old Brods under 12s returned victorious from a mini festival at the impressive Silver Royd, home of Scarborough RUFC. They opened with a 3-2 win over Ellesmere Port.
A nice kick over the heads of a massive Ellesmere pack by Tom Parkin found Tom Inman who took the opener just before the half time whistle.
After the break strong runs from Dan Leahy and Jackson Wood made good yards and Parkin crossed. Cliff added the third.
Ellesmere claimed two tries in quick succession but Brods held on.
Parkin scored the opener in a 5-0 win over Roundhegians. Inman made a weaving run and crossed after which his kick upfield bounced perfectly for Cliff.
After the break Thackray went in hard and low to cross and Inman took a second before Thackray crossed by the corner flag.
Against the hosts, George Gillgrass made a jinking run for the opener before Inman battled through several tackles to touch down.
After the break Ben Hodgson linked up with Louis Inman who dived over for the 3-0 win.
That set up a final encounter with Ellesmere Port.
Parkin crossed to take the opener after which the second half was played in Elles- mere’s half.
Gillgrass and Tom Inman crossed twice before Parkin took the last sealing a 5-0 win. Rishworthians u16s 54 Doncaster u16s 0 Reds warmed up for this weekend’s Yorkshire Cup final against York at Hull Ionians with a comfortable win.
Will McDonnell spun the ball out to Will Bowers who scored under the sticks. Jacob Bower added the conversion.
A turnover in the breakdown by Dylan Harley-Poulton released Bower who also converted
Max Spolverato sprinted across field to score, Bower converting, before Bower’s dummy allowed him to slip through for a converted try.
A tap penalty saw Jack Davis crash through, Bower converting, and from another scrum against the head Cockroft crossed. Bower converted to give Reds a 42-0 lead at half-time.
Sam Nunn sliced through the defence to score, Bower converting, then, after Ben Rooney had been denied a try through a forward pass, play swept from the right through the backs and the final pass again found Rooney who flew down the wing to score. Rishworthians under 15s will face Sheffield in the final of the Yorkshire Bowl this weekend, also at Hull Ionians.
Action from Old Rishworthians under 10s against Wharfedale at Copley. Picture: Bruce Fitzgerald
Old Brods under 12s celebrate after winning the Scarborough Festival