Sirius Academy West 38 – Malet Lambert 12
Sirius Academy West Year 8 boys made it two wins from two in the Hull Schools Super League with a convincing win over Malet Lambert.
Sirius were out of the blocks quickly after some great runs down the middle of the park from Ronnie Hanchett and Jake Fletcher to drag in the Malet defence, the ball was switched right to where the overlap was and great hands down the line resulted in Rueben Potter going over in the corner for an early 4 – 0 lead. Shortly after Sirius again got themselves 10 metres out from the Malet try line, and on the last tackle a superbly weighted kick to the corner from Clinton Turner saw Ethan Laud dive onto the ball in the in goal area on the left-hand edge, which Clinton Turner converted from the touchline 10 – 0. Sirus was looking good in attack as Malachy O’Dell and Ashdon Owst caused the Malet defence all sorts of problems. A great choice from Isaac Last at acting half back saw him find the overlap on the right where Lloyd Oldfield showed a great dummy to go over under the sticks 16 – 0. Half back Jacob Last was looking busy and bringing in the forwards, however, his superb show and go got Sirius some good yards down field and from the quick play the ball, the ball was given to Jake Fletcher who powered through the Malet defence and give the ball to Ethan Laud to touch down in the corner for his second 20 – 0. Captain Isaac Last had the final word of the first half with a fantastic individual try, as he spotted a gap down the middle and scooted over 50 metres, showing real speed and vision to make the halftime score 26 – 0.
Sirius made numerous changes in the second half taking off the Last brothers, Jake Fletcher, Ronnie Hanchett, Malachy O’Dell and Ashdown Owst, giving opportunities to some of the boys who needed some minutes under their belt. Sirius continued to impress when a fine ball from Clinton Turner out wide found Lloyd Oldfield who finished the try well in the corner. Clinton Turner then showed superb ball handling skills as he went over to extend the score even further to 34 – 0. Malet Lambert never gave up and managed to get a try back of their own. But Sirius responded immediately as the impressive Ollie Brooks, who had been moved to fullback hit the line well showing strength and speed to go over. Subs Kalub Parker and Harry Sanderson showed some great touches in attack, with Kalub Parker making a great run downfield and Harry Sanderson taking a high ball while under lots of pressure. But it was Malet that rounded off the scoring just before the fulltime whistle, when for the first time in the game Sirius switched off in defence letting their forward power over, making the final score Sirius Academy West 38 Malet Lambert 12.
Next up for this talented group of boys is Archbishop Sentamu away next Thursday, if they manage to secure a victory in that game then they go through as top seed from Hull to the Yorkshire Cup Stages.
Congratulations to the squad on their performance, attitude and togetherness:-
Clinton Turner, Ethan Laud, Rueben Potter, Malachy O’Dell, Ollie Brooks, Harrison Mcilwraith, Jacob Last, Ronnie Hanchett, Isaac Last, Jake Fletcher, Malachy O’Dell, Ashdon Owst, Lloyd Oldfield, Bosco Masengesho, Corey Wilsher, Danelius Tamosiunas, Kalub Parker, Harry Sanderson
Special thanks to Mrs Turner and Mrs Watson for their support with the team, and also to Bradley Lowthorpe for helping out even though he was unable to play due to injury.