Bridlington RUFC U14 24
Driffield RUFC U14 5
IT WAS a much more relaxed home team that turned out at Dukes Park for this local derby.
The visitors kicked off and put together some good moves which put the home side under pressure, they were awarded a penalty from which they were able to drive the ball over for a try. The stiff breeze made kicking difficult and the conversion was unsuccessful.
Bridlington realised that they were up against a tough team and started doing what they do best which is to close them down and not give them any chances to break away.
This enabled Brid to get back into the game and put together their own moves and were soon rewarded with a try when Jordan McGuire broke free with a two-man overlap and raced over for a try to level the score.
Having faced the wind in the first half this was a good position to be in at the break.
In the second half, with the wind at their backs, Bridlington dominated play and caught Driffield napping from the kick off with a try from Brandon Smith.
Another of his runs got them within five yards of the Driffield line and with Jordan Skinner on his outside should have produced a try.
However, Bridlington recycled the ball and worked it through their backs for Jack Conroy to score on the opposite wing. With the wind behind him Ben Smith successfully converted both these tries to give the home team a comfortable 14 point lead.
With the forwards constantly preventing Driffield from breaking away and providing good platform for the backs, they were able to put together some of their practiced moves.
A good run by Taylah Muru-King opened up a big space for Jack Conroy to score another try.
At the end of this much improved performance captain Callum Sanderson was voted man of the match.