Shaw grabs a hat-trick of tries as U17s record their first win

Bridlington U17s 26 Hull 7
Bridlington U17s 26 Hull 7

Bridlington U17s managed their first win on Sunday with a determined home win against a very fit Hull side.

The first exchanges between the teams were free flowing and some great defence was displayed by both sides - Bridlington went close twice before some quick thinking from the Hull scrum half put him in for a try after 10 minutes, which was converted.

Bridlington were under pressure with some determined last gasp defending from Sean Bruce and Austin Rycroft preventing a second try.

The hosts dominated for large periods up front with tireless work from the forwards allowing Brid’s outside backs to find gaps in the Hull defence. It was through the forwards that the breakthrough finally came, with Kieran Wrigley crashing under the posts shortly before half time - Tony Usher adding the extras to make it 7-7 going into the break.

With barely a minute gone of the second half, Jake Cooper and Shaw Thompson led a breakout from their own 10-metre line which saw the ball recycled and great pace from Lewis Shaw put him across the line to make it 12-7.

Suddenly Bridlington started to believe in themselves and the rest of the game was played at a frenetic pace, with Jem Kutevu dictating the tempo of the play.

In the last 10 minutes Hull were camped in Brid’s half but in the wet conditions, some controlled play from the Brid players saw them through this difficult period.

Then the ball fell to Shaw in a bit of space once again and he booted the ball up the pitch, finding the Hull full back out of position. The quick winger kicked it again before diving on it to extend Bridlington’s lead to 19-7 after the conversion.

Then with the last play of the game, Shaw broke the Hull line again to dot down and complete his hat-trick, giving Bridlington the win after Usher’s conversion made the final score 26-7.