Hull Wyke Academy start winter season with a victory
By Karl Hutchinson
14 players aged 19 or under take to the field for our first match.
A first outing for the new Hull Wyke Academy in the Hull & District Open Age League.
A very youthful side, giving our youth sections players a chance to test themselves at this level, took to the field this afternoon.
3 x 16, 3 x 17 and 14 players in total aged 19 or under in the squad for our first league game v Bilton, who put up a spirited performance and played the match with a great atmosphere between the 2 teams.
A cold winters afternoon, but dry with a glaring sunshine, the first half was a close encounter as Biltons big forwards tried to take on the smaller Hull Wyke pack down the middle. Tries in the first half coming from Ryan Johnson x 2, Dave Flintoft & George Cookes solo effort after a great dummy & step, with Bilton replying twice saw Hull Wyke lead at half time 20-10.
Second half was mainly Hull Wyke, the young lads grew in confidence and this was typified in some flowing rugby that lead to further scores for Ryan Johnson x 2, taking his total to 4 for the match, Reece Pressick x 2 and Gregor Everitt. Hull Wykes effort was typified by one of Ryan Johnsons tries as he chased down a fairly steady kick and pounced and kick through as the full back lost the ball.
Ryan's 4 tries and all round enthusiasm earned him the MOTM award.
1.Ryan Jonno 2. Reece Preswick 3. James Ducker 4. Andy Sexton 5. Gregor Everitt 6. George Cooke 7. Marley Harwood 8. Dave Flintoft 9. Tom Evans 10. Ellis Dickinson 11. Lewis Harold 12. Casey Hutchinson 13. Dave Mattinson 14. Ryan Dearing 15. Ben Dean 16. Mark Taylor 17. Tim Minnell