POCKLINGTON RUFC Under-12s booked a place in the semi-finals of the Yorkshire Cup when they carved out a narrow 7-5 victory at Dinnington. Pock started the brighter and a try duly came when prop Jack Lakin forced the ball over the line from a tap penalty to open the scoring. In tricky conditions, Alfie Hubble then added two valuable points with a conversion. But Dinnington came at Pocklington strongly at the start of the second half and put the defence under severe pressure before a series of breaks found Pock on the offensive once more. They came close to doubling their lead as scrum half Charlie Sleigh, full-back Hubble and wing Joe Laudage made it over the try line – only for all three to be adjudged to have been held up. Dinnington escaped to take play to the other end where a crash ball move saw a forward get the ball down for a try.

But the conversion hit a post and Pocklington retained the lead by the narrowest of margins. They composed themselves after this set back and the rest of the match ebbed and flowed without either team managing a decisive move.

Pocklington will now host the semi-final against the winners of Wharfedale and Ripon.