12 Oct 2014

Airdale Academy 10 Sirius Academy West 32

The Sirius Academy West Year 9 Boys travelled to Airdale Academy in Castleford to play in the first round of the Yorkshire Plate and came away worthy winners with a 32 - 10 victory.

Sirius started in fine form as some great hands down the line from the scrum sent in Ronaldas Sokolovas in the corner to make it 4 - 0 with only a minute played. Jack Mortimer was next to score shortly after when Alfie Marsden made a break and Jack was on hand to support and race over, Keiran Welburn converted to make it 10 - 0. Harry Norton powered his way over on the fifteen minute mark to extend the score even further to 16 - 0 in favour of Sirius Academy. Jack Mortimer once again showed a clean pair of heals as he outpaced the defence to go over for his second try of the match and a lead of 22 - 0. A lapse in concentration in the Sirius defence let Airdale go in just before the break to make the halftime score 22 - 6.

The second half was a scrappy affair, with both teams making plenty of errors in the cold, wet conditions. Robbie Jones found his way over the tryline to make it 26 - 0 but then some complacency crept in and the Sirius side conceded another try to make it 26 - 10. Captain Keiran Welburn had the final say with a nice show and go to score under the sticks, he converted his own try to make the final score 32 - 10. Sirius Academy West will now face Castleford Academy in the next round.

Please congratulate the squad on their victory:-

Jack Mortimer
Kai Shaw
Spencer Bennett
Ronaldas Sokolovas
Tom Mclellan
Keiran Welburn
Mason Palmer
Alfie Marsden
Dylan Norrie
Wesley Holmes
Leo Meiklenham
James Abdul
Harry Norton
Robbie Jones
Tyler Leighton

Special thanks to Mr Kay for his support with the team.

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