Old Brods enjoy success in derby with Rishworthians

OLD Brods under 12s travelled to Copley for a hastily arranged fixture against Rishworthians and returned with a 14-7 success,

Rishworthians exerted most of the early pressure and got close to the Brods line from a tap penalty before Brods fly-half Harris Morris was able to clear.

His excellent long kick went over the Rishies full back and allowed him to follow up, make the tackle and force a penalty.

From the kick to touch, Brods won the line out and drove forward, winning another penalty from which No 8 Ben Stringer was able to force his way over in the corner, Morris converting.

Rishworthians again pinned Brods back in their half from the restart but after absorbing the pressure Morris again turned the tide with a kick which was followed up by winger Alex Kaye who caught the Rishies winger in possession.

In the resultant scramble Brods regained possession and as play moved across field Rishies defence split allowing Morris to use his pace to round the remaining cover and race home for a try which he also converted.

Rishworthians had one last chance before the break when, after moving the ball down the line, they were able to get their winger clear only to see him stopped by an excellent tackle by the last line of defence, full back Tom Wildsmith.

The second half was a scrappy affair as Brods sought to hang on to their lead and Rishworthians strove to close the gap. Rishies again had a lot of the ball but good foraging from Cillian Neal, clearance kicks from Morris and the backs as a group getting up quickly on their opposite numbers meant that initially Brods were able to break up the Rishworthians attacks.

However, from a scrum close to the Brods try line the attempted clearance kick was charged down allowing Rishworthians to force their way over for a well-deserved try which they also converted.

RISHWORTHIANS under sevens were successful at Huddersfield YMCA, winning their encounter 14-8.

The game started with Rishies defending the first play of the game in great style forcing a turn over after just three tags. Rishies first attack saw Jake Goldthorpe-Smith’s first try of the day.

With Ewan Bell, Max Smith and Ray Dowland leading the way with great tagging, Rishies created two further turnovers in the next two defensive plays allowing Jobe Wilby and Joe Wild to get on the scoresheet both showing great footwork to go round a number of Huddersfield players.

Both sides traded sets of tags over the next few plays until Dagan Murray made a great break followed by a quick pass to Charlie Rushworth for his first of the day.

The second half again started well for the Young Guns with Lucas Fearnley using his fantastic strength and bursting through the heart of the Huddersfield defence leaving a couple on the deck as he put the ball down.

Charlie Rushworth scored his second, again backing up the man with the ball while Jake Goldthorpe-Smith played a great captains role with some last gasp tags and finished up with five tries,

Man of the Match Jobe Wilby played his best game for Rishies, showing determination at both ends of the field and scoring three tries before Leo Iribaren used his lightning pace for a trade mark touchdown to complete the scoring.