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York Acorn’s unbeaten U15s thwart West Leeds
9:45am Saturday 28th April 2012 in Junior rugby
York Acorn ARLC Under-15s continued their unbeaten run with a tough 20-12 win over West Leeds in terrible weather.
Acorn led from the first minute, when Reece Arthur, running the perfect line, went in from a pass by Jake Calam, who converted.
Strong running from man-of-the-match Tom Bedda set the position for Jacob Walker to run a good line and twist out of two tackles to score.
Henry Andrews scooted over from dummy-half to make it 14-0 at the interval, with Reece Rushworth superb in defence.
The fourth try was a cracker. Henry Andrews caught a bomb close to his own line, made good metres, and offloaded to Jacob Walker, who fed Reef Wilson, who powered through the defence on an 80-metre run home.
Driving hail battered into Acorn faces and mistakes in defence allowed West Leeds to score twice.
Heworth U15s drew 26-26 at Hunslet with tries by Cameron Simpson (2), Billy Sturdy, Luke Thomson and Tom Mannix. Jonny Rawsthorne kicked three goals. Lewis Hartley was man of the match.
York Acorn U14s only had 11 men but turned in a scintillating display with a 50-22 win at Emley Moor – Bradley Winter scoring five tries and Jordan Woodhouse getting his first-ever.
Acorn showed good ball skills, with Jarod Sellars, Matty Chilton and Cain Horsman linking up to send Winter in for his first.
More good skills sent Jack Inness over, while Winter showed quick feet for a 30-metre solo effort.
A good defensive set saw Alex Hardcastle force an error and go 40 metres to the line, only to be held up. As a result, Woodhouse went over from ten metres.
Emley hit back with a try but Acorn’s Ryan Woodcock went over from dummy-half and Winter scored again.
Emley ran in two tries after the break but Acorn again hit back as Inness grabbed his second.
Emley crossed again but Winter got his fifth, Chilton adding a goal. Man of the match was Brad Kitchen.