Alastair Stent was Malton & Norton Under-13s’ man of the day for his tackling and ball-winning in their three matches at Whitby.

Malt lost 17-0 to a strong Aylesford Bisons side and 7-5 to Aylesford Buffaloes before beating Whitby 14-7.

Alex Taylor and James Wood led an excellent tackling stint while Angus Bulmer, Jack Lear and James Bulmer won plenty of scrum ball and Tom Nesfield swept up any loose lineout possession, but Malton never reaped the rewards their hard work deserved.

Malton allowed the Buffaloes to bag an early converted try but thereafter looked the more likely to score, driven on by Ollie Maloney. Caleb Barratt went close with a couple of runs and Will Hampshire and Stent stood out but Malt had to wait until stoppage time for their try, Hamish Cunningham-Evans rampaging over. The conversion was too far out.

Cunningham-Evans scored out wide again as Malt began well against Whitby, Freddie Greswold converting brilliantly.

Joshua Gibson-Somerville lent his weight in rucks and mauls to provide ball for the Malton backs, and Lucian Watts took full advantage on one occasion to race to the posts, Gres-wold goaling, before Whitby struck back with Malt reduced to 14 men.

Malton U11s were unbeaten on their tour to the Scottish Borders and North East.

On Saturday, Malton overwhelmed Jed Forest 60-0 and hosts Kelso 40-5.

Tries in the opener came from Charlie Buchanan (3), Angus McMillan (3), Keiron Sykes (2), Aidan McCourt (2), Charlie Tannahill and Michael Nuttall, with his first for the club.

The game against Kelso was closer but Malton’s commitment to the breakdown area meant they were convincing winners, with tries from Buchanan (3), McMillan (2), Tannahill (2) and Paddy Morrison, with his first for the club.

On day two, Malton produced their best performance of the season at Billingham to win a fantastic game 48-47.

Malton’s forwards were superb and provided plenty of quick ball for their backs. Buchanan bagged five tries, Keiron Sykes two and McMillan one.

Malton U9s won all three games on their weekend tour.

They beat Jed Forset 2-1 with tries by the excellent Oliver Kelsey and Adam Finlinson after good tackling from the forwards. Good defence restricted Forest to a late consolation.

Malt then beat Kelso 8-5 in an open contest, Thomas Barker and Billy Johnson scoring a hat-trick apiece to make it 6-0 at half-time. Thomas Robinson added to Malt’s tally.

Malton then won 7-0 at Horden with tries by Barker (2), Adam Finlinson, showing a great turn of speed, Thomas Robinson, Kelsey and Johnson (2).

Strong teamwork, fine passing and excellent defence meant a depleted Malton U8s squad of only five players shone at the Driffield festival Malt enjoyed two wins and two draws and had only one loss, 9-6 to Old Brodlians. A particularly impressive display brought a 7-5 win over York.

Leon Cook led the try-scoring with 14, while Max Lane bagged nine, Ollie McBeath three, and captain Isabel Rogerson two, and there was strong support from the impressive Arthur Rivis.

Malton U7s continued to impress with great wins over Beverley, Bridlington and Pocklington at the Driffield festival. They lost to the excellent Sandal, and drew against Old Brodlians.

Tries came from Presley Carr (7), George Baldwin (4), Sam Woodhead (2), Ben North (2) and Toby Welch. Coach Sam Kight praised the lads’ fighting spirit. Carr and Lysander Duree stood out.

Malton U7s finished their season with 26 wins out of 32 and an impressive 172 tries for and 112 against.