Winning start for new team

Bridlington U14s

Bridlington U14s

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Bridlington U14s travelled to Whitby to play their first encounter on a warm and sunny Sunday morning.

Both sides are newly formed and it was clear from the outset that the game was going to be played in an explosive attacking fashion and a high scoring game was for the making.

It was Whitby who struck first with a well worked try from deep in their own half, however Bridlington struck back almost immediately.

From the restart the ball was gathered by James Cawkill, who off-loaded to Robert Philpot, who found Harrison Eccles making a powerful run into space. Eccles busted through three Whitby tacklers to score in the corner.

The game was played at high tempo, both sides hungry for the ball on the ground and it was from one of these exchanges that Spike Nixon was rewarded with a fine try. Joe Rowbottom dived on a loose ball and fed a rampaging Sam Henshaw who made ten metres before popping the ball to Nixon to finish a fine move.

Bridlington went into half time two scores behind, but following re-fuelling looked somewhat determined to take a hold of the game.

Finlay Thomas led the charge into the second half and with some fine tackling from Kieran Malone, this gave Bridlington the chance to win turnover ball and open the scoring in the second period.

Confidence was now high and a tremendous six-try display from Aris Cole ensured Bridlington took full control.

Both sides played some excellent rugby as the match finished 64-41 to Bridlington.

Man of the match: Aris Cole