Bridlington RUFC U16 v Hull Ionians U16
BRIDLINGTON were playing their final home match of the season and the game took a while to get going.
Both teams were desperate to prove their supremacy which resulted in a tough game with lots of hard tackles, brutal at times.
It took Bridlington six minutes to crack the Ionians and score their first try. The ball was taken over the line by Cameron Brown but it was unconverted as the try was right in the corner of the pitch.
Ten minutes into a passionate game saw a 10-minute sin-bin for one player from each side.
Ionians were on the attack and had broken through, running uncontested for the try line when Michael Nugent pounced from behind to make a try saving tackle.
The game saw more tough battling in the scrums, and some good line out work from Charlie Hilt, then 15 minutes into the game came Bridlington’s second try.
Aaron Hardcastle had the ball, he was tackled, got up and continued to charge forward, was tackled again and got up again and forced his way forward.
There was no way he was letting go until that ball was over the line, shorts practically round his knees he made it over the line for a most entertaining try.
The ball was put down in almost the same place as the last one, which remained unconverted.
The second half started with a try from Spencer Day, he broke free and ran a third of the pitch to put the ball down between the sticks, this also remained unconverted.
The Ionians struck back with an unconverted try. All this action within the first 10 minutes of the second half.
The match continued as a hard fought battle. After several scrums deep in the Ionians territory Elliot Backhouse freed the ball and took it over the line.
Unfortunately one of the Ionians was in his path. Backhouse hit the opponent’s leg on his way to the ground.
Amid fears the Hull player had broken his leg, an ambulance was called and the game was abandoned.
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