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Junior Rugby Union round-up
12:44pm Wednesday 3rd October 2012 in Junior Sport
Whitby had a far more effective back line and the left-winger was away for a 5-0 lead. Malton played a kicking game and when the full-back fumbled a Fergus Ward kick, Ward was there to take the ball and score, Paul Angus converting to give the Ryedale side the lead.
But Whitby scored another try to take the half-time score to 10-7.
Whitby started the second half determined to punish Malton for their poor play. Malton had already replaced Joe Rowe due to injury but Ward was also soon to leave the field and the 14 men could not hold back the might of the Whitby side.
They were totally outclassed in both forward and back play as Whitby ran in four further tries.
Malton & Norton U15s had too much class for Heath in a 46-7 success as they kick-started their campaign.
Isaac Turnbull, Hamish Cunningham-Evans and John Vasconcelos made up an unfamiliar front row but added to the mobility of the Malton pack. Early dominance in the tackle turned the ball over and Malton capitalised, swinging the ball wide for Ben Tenge to open his season’s account. James Wood converted.
Tenge’s tally was doubled following another sweeping back move. Will Hampshire was terrifying the Heath defence, with his offloads spreading panic throughout their ranks. James Redhead was the fortunate recipient of one and galloped past the opposition. Wood again slotted the kick.
Malton piled pressure on Heath’s line and Wood profited from a loose pass to race over, while Matty Wilson crowned a super display at full-back to round off the first-half scoring.
Malton were punished for poor tackling in the second half with a Heath try and goal.
Wilson’s dash up the touchline to score helped to calm nerves and Hampshire bagged a try when crashing through the defence. The scoring was finished by Malton’s man of the match, Tenge, who raced under the posts for his hat-trick.
Malton & Norton U14s were edged out 25-24 at Hull.
Tyler Hodgson scored the opener, Joe Nordli goaling, and after further sustained pressure from Malt, Josh Wainwright went over in the corner.
A good steal close to Malton’s line wasn’t cleared and Malt tried one pass too many before Hull got in for their first try. Toby Wrightson then completed an outrageous steal from Hull in their 22, scoring under the posts for Nordli to get his convert.
Hull were lucky to get their second and some great tackling couldn’t prevent their third and it was 19-15 to Malton at half-time.
After the break, Hull managed a turnover and their winger out-stripped the defence.
As Malt pushed for the win, a turnover ended up in the hands of the Hull winger who scored his second. But Malton weren’t done and eventually the robust Fijian Saki Kaitoga got a deserved try. The touchline conversion to win it was close but just dropped short.