Year 8 Boys make it through to the next round of the RL Yorkshire Plate

[03 Feb 2016]

Sirius Academy West Year 8 Boys made it through to the next round of the Yorkshire Plate with a convincing win over Archbishop Sentamu. The attack from Sirius in the first ten minutes was superb, completing every set of six in very windy conditions. Leon Stewart was first to go over under the sticks with a fine individual try. Ali Alsherife was working hard in the middle of the park in attack and defence and got a well deserved try as he showed real power as he crashed through the defensive line. The tries kept coming as the Sirius side controlled the ball well, making Archbishop Sentamu stretched in the defence and the gaps started to appear, which Leon Stewart took full advantage of to get over for his second try of the game. Tom Wilkinson and Joe Grant were taking the ball up well, and the distribution from Sam McAuley at the acting half back position was outstanding. It was just a matter of time before Leon Stewart got his hat-trick as he showed his pace and strength after some good work from the half backs of Mason Palmer and Lewis Wilson. In the final stages of the first half the Sirius team switched off when defending on their own line and conceded their first try of the game, making the half-time score 24 – 6 with Lewis Wilson converting 4 of the tries.
The second half started well for Sirius and they scored three quick tries in the opening five minutes. Connor Foster scored  a good try after some great support play, before Ali Alsherife got his second try of the game showing good determination to get over the tryline. A great kick on the last tackle was followed up well by Leon Stewart who was first to react to the loose ball to extend the scorline even further. Archbishop threw everything at Sirius, but the defence was working well and moving up together in a line, keeping them out for a full set of six on their own tryline. Leon Sewell capped off a fine performance with the final try of the game, making the scoreline 44 – 6, which will see the talented Year 8 side progress into the next round of the Yorkshire Plate.
Please congratulate the team on their success, attitude and behaviour:-
Squad: Harry Blackham, Harry Gould, Ali Hussein, Connor Foster, Kieran Simpson, Lewis Wilson, Mason Palmer, Ali Alsherife, Sam Mcauley, Luke Taylor, Joe Grant, Tom Wilkinson, Leon Stewart, Alex Dunne
Special thanks to David Gordon for his support with team