Bridlington RUFC U17s’ trip to Halifax Rushworth did not quite go to plan.
The pitch not being available for the appointed time meant a long wait before the kick off.
Physical exchanges from both sides determined the rest of the game was an epic. Bridlington, with the greater possession, looked the better side for most of the game .
But a blistering performance by two of Rushworth’s backs meant they capitalised when they had the ball. scoring twice in an entertaining first half..
Bridlington came back with a team effort try, scored by Billy Carter.
With Taylah Muru adding a penalty and Rushworth scoring another try, half time arrived with Bridlington 19-8 behind.
Bridlington held Rushworth until the closing minutes, and the game finished 29-11.
An enthralling game saw Bridlington dangerous in set pieces, and an excellent performance from the back row, which led to James Houghton gaining man of the match.
Coach Mark Floyd said: “They can hold their heads high knowing they played with heart and put their bodies on the line.”
Completing the Bridlington team were: Jake Cooper, Conor Williamson, Matty Faulkner, Tom Astle, Aaron Barker, Callum Sanderson, Otis Floyd, Nico Leith, Brandon Smith, Jordan McGuire, Jack Conroy, Danny McIntosh, Louis Cunliffe, Jordan Skinner and Jack Garfield.