Bridlington travelled to the Driffield Festival and enjoyed playing their best rugby of the season.
Bridlington U8 20 Grimsby U8 15
Bridlington U8 15 Pocklington U8 45
Bridlington U8 20 Hull Ioanians U8 30
Bridlington U8 25 Selby U8 25
Bridlington U8 10 York U8 25
The passing skills that the team has been working on showed great improvement. Good passing between Odgen, Dowson and Cooper meant stretched Grimsby in their first game and took advantage by scoring tries.
Their attacking skills were matched with some excellent tagging especially from Hatton, Traves and Craig. Pattinson supported well both in defence and attack. This was a great performance against a side the team hadn’t played before.
The second game was by far the team’s toughest match and despite the score Brid persevered. Dowson, Cooper and Pattinson achieved some good runs.
In the remaining games, Brid displayed good passing and runs from Traves, Craig and Odgen which were very effective at times as they have learnt to pass before been tagged. Hatton stopped the opposition from scoring several times by tagging and staying still so the other team had to go back before passing again.
Craig showed reliable supporting play throughout the festival whilst Pattinson and Odgen found great spaces to run into and thereby scoring tries several times.
Cooper was always in the middle of the action whilst Traves showed his consistently improving understanding of finding good spaces.
Hatton and Dowson gave great all around performances as they always looked to weave their way through any defence.
The festival showed the team has gelled together and although some of the scorelines weren’t in their favour, all members showed great determination and were a credit to the club.
Team: Ashley Pattinson, Ashton Dowson, Ted Traves, Jenson Craig, Calum Hatton, Daniel Odgen and Aston Cooper
Many thanks to all the parents for their continued support, providing transport, keeping scores and making sure the children had the right kit.
A special mention to Elliot Hatton and Shaun Kempton who took part in the Barbarians U9 side and gave a great account of themselves.