Year 10 Rugby League - Hull and East Riding Cup Final
WHA 26 St Mary's College 24
Despite finding themselves 18-0 down in the first half the lads showed great character and resilience to get themselves back into the game. An Owen Maul try just before half time after a typical marauding run gave the lads the confidence and belief to push on.
In the second half with better field possession and built on some outstanding defence (Huggins thinking he was back in net!) Finn Yeaman twice worked his magic by scooting and going in under the sticks to draw us level at 18-18.
We then conceded with 5 mins to go to find ourselves trailing by 6 but a great kick off from Keelan Gregg and an even better chase and pick up by Harvey Reynolds before bustling under the sticks again saw us draw level and force extra time after Cavanaugh added the extras.
With 5 mins each way we sealed the victory with 2 great drop goals by Cavanaugh and Fenn and showed fantastic game management to see it out.
A fantastic advert for youth rugby league and a game worthy of a cup final with both teams playing with sportsmanship and respect.
MOM - Alex Cavanaugh for keeping a cool head and keeping control.
Harry F and Finley Y for their running game which kept St Mary's honest.
Massive well done also to Year 9 pupils Harvey H and Tom M for stepping up to put in some solid defence and quality attack.
Well done though to all 16 players who each played their part in pulling off a victory in the face of a lot of adversity.
A massive thanks to Mr Bean (and his assistant Davie Vickers) who's hard work, effort and commitment are massively appreciated.
Overall an outstanding season: Hull Schools League winners, Hull Schools Cup winners and Yorkshire Plate quarter finalists.
Photo Credit: Grassroots Multi-Sport