Competitive Encounter for the u12s
By Karen Ratcliffe
Report by Clive Hoyland
Selby U12 ‘s travelled to Castle Park on Sunday to play Sandal taking both the Green and Red groups to face what was a very competitive, skilful, and determined group of Doncaster players. This was the second time the group had played Doncaster who visited Selby earlier in the season when they defeated them at home.
For this encounter the Selby players had got the measure of the opposition, with what was extremely good support play in attack and strong defence holding their line to repel the opposition repeatedly. Their recovery work was good as they recycled the ball time and again throughout the morning. Doncaster were also very competitive and gave the Selby players a tough time, making them work hard for every meter of ground, and ball possession. All groups were well matched which led to a very entertaining morning rugby for all concerned, as the players demonstrated their skills and development.
Red groups first game was a high scoring as Selby pressured the Doncaster players with some penetrative focused play which saw Oliver Randerson score 3 tries Bradley Bullock 2 tries and Joseph Hoyland touched down also.
Green group in their first game gave a great account of themselves, which saw scores from Ellis Bogie, Harry Tunningley and Ryan Wilson with Doncaster also scoring 3 tries.
Red groups second game was a feisty affair as passion occasionally overflowed from equally matched sides as though worked to gain the ascendency as ball possession changed frequently throughout. Both teams worked very hard with Tries from Joseph Hoyland, Oliver Randerson and Bradley Bullock, Doncaster crossed the line to score 3 tries.
In their second game, the Greens took their game to another level as Doncaster came at them, wave after wave. But they stayed strong in defence, realigned quickly with equally good support play. Harry Tunningley scored Jake Graham scored a hat trick whilst Luke Burnett caught the ball in his own half, outstripped the opposition and scored out wide.
This was one of the most competitive encounters of the Selby U12,s season which they came through with flying colours, which looks good for the forthcoming festival season.