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York Acorn under-15 aces in blistering win
1:28pm Saturday 31st March 2012 in Junior rugby
TWO wins out of two grew to three after a whirlwind display by York Acorn Amateur Rugby League Club under-15s.
They routed Bradford-based hosts Wibsey Juniors 86-0.
Their opening brace of outings were far from emphatic, but that all changed at Wibsey, where the Acorn teens ran in no fewer than 15 tries while ensuring a complete shut-out.
Despite the apparent ease of scoring, Acorn’s defence was superb. Wibsey were never given any chance as they were closed down by sheer enthusiasm, Reece Rushworth leading the way.
At hooker, Henry Andrews, pictured right, was man of the match for a dazzling display of attacking rugby, constantly teasing the opposition and creating opportunities.
Try-scorers were Jacob Walker (2), Robbie Langstaff (2), Billy Nicholson (2), Reef Wilson (2), Jake Calam (2), Reece Arthur (3), Lloyd Todd and Jack Burgess.
The performance was capped by another dominant display by Jake Calam with the boot. He converted 13 out of the 15 tries.
Heworth U15s fell 32-14 at home to Shaw Cross Sharks, a second-half improvement being the brightest spark for the hosts.
Shaw Cross started the stronger and within ten minutes led 18-0 leaving Heworth shell-shocked.
As the hosts improved, Shaw Cross scored again to end the half 22-0 up.
Heworth resumed much brighter with Billy Sturdy scoring a try before Shaw Cross replied in kind.
Daz Harris then took advantage of a knock-on from Shaw Cross and scored close to the posts with Jonny Rawsthorne converting.
Stern defensive play included a try-saving tackle from Lewis Hartley, but Shaw Cross managed to get a turnover to go 32-10 in front.
Heworth kept trying and eventually, after a weaving run, Lewis Helstrip scored near the corner.
Cameron Simpson and Joe Raddings were picked as top performers for Heworth by Shaw Cross.
Despite travelling to Headingley Hawks with only 12 players, New Earswick All Blacks U11s triumphed 34-18.
Scrum half Reece Ounsley was outstanding. He created several tries and made 23 tackles to earn the coaching man of the match and top tackler awards.
Stand-off Fin Osborne teed up tries as well as scoring two, while Danny Scorfield led from acting half to dictate the game.
Other try-scorers were Callum Williams (2), Alex Horn, Sam Adelugba, who earned the opposition man of the match award, and new signing from Selby, Ben Finch.
Adelugba added two conversations and, outstanding contribution winner Osborne kicked the other conversion.
Kian Oliver was the star man for Heworth U10s in a thrilling 64-4 victory against Garforth.
He picked up the opposition’s man of the match, top tackler and magic moment awards for his excellent defensive work and attack.
Bradley Burns was also outstanding breaking through the defence for his his first try of the season.
Harry Griffiths shone with solid running and great tackling and he was picked as the parents’ man of the match for his hat-trick of tries. The other try-scorers, who all converted their tries, were Oliver, Nicholson, Ostergaard and Luke Prenty.
New Earswick U10s had a hard-fought clash with Doncaster Toll Bar.
The All Blacks’ try scorers were Lewis Stephen and ever-improving forward Joshua Walton.
Dan Cannon was most improved player, Oliver Douglas took the magic moment with a 40-metre drive that was stopped short of the try line and Ellena Powell was the parents’ player of the match.
Taylor McDonough was man of the match. Lewis Stephen was top tackler.
Heworth U9s put in an improved performance but still went down to a strong and mobile Shaw Cross team.
A tough first half saw only one try scored amid top-calibre tackling.
Callum Rutland was man of the match for his outstanding efforts. He was well supported by Spencer Harris, Will Spencer, Bradley Benson and debutant Luke Wardley.
Despite going further behind Heworth never stopped trying and were rewarded when Leon Mooring spotted a gap from acting half and powered over.
The magic moment went to Myles Harrison, who took the ball from his own half and jinked through would-be tacklers before sprinting to the line for a great solo try.
A third win from four outings was recorded by New Earswick All Blacks U9s over their Acorn counterparts.
The try-scorer and big-hitting man of the match was Robbie Gibb Kirk.
Alfie Bonner took the magic moment for his near length of the pitch run and try, while William Lea took the rising star award for his outstanding tackling.
Most improved was winger Travis Dale and the opposition man of the match award went to Ethan Sutcliffe.