Bridlington RUFC U17 hosted their Goole counterparts at Dukes Park on Sunday.
Even though the 48-0 scoreline was something Bridlington would not want to say out loud, it really did not reflect the way the lads had played.
Lack of drift defence and communication to cover the field, allowed Goole to run in too many tries around the outside.
This is something that can be worked on in training.
What can not be worked on is attitude, spirit and a will to play for each other, while keeping their heads up and still enjoying the game. This is something of which Bridlington has bags.
Coach Mark Floyd was delighted with these qualities.
There were some great individual performances, including McIntosh making some excellent covering tackles from full back.
The forwards played really tight together around the breakdown area, rucking was great with Floyd and Muru linking well together.
A special mention to Cooper and Garfield on their debuts. Both played really well in a difficult first game. They fitted in to the team straight away.
But Goole were just too good and deserve credit for their performance, especially their full back, who scored some long range tries.
Floyd remained proud of his troops and is looking for them to regroup ahead of this weekend’s away match at Moortown.
Team: Williamson, Astle, Carter, Turner, Houghton, Sanderson (captain), Floyd, Smith, McQuire, Conroy, McIntosh, Muru King, Castle, Cooper and Garfield.