ACADEMY REPORT: City of Hull U19s 30-4 Widnes Vikings U19s

ACADEMY REPORT: City of Hull U19s 30-4 Widnes Vikings U19s

8th May 2017

A solitary first half try was all the U19s could manage at Hull but they will rue missed opportunities, either side of the break, which might not have changed the outcome of the game but would have made it a closer affair.

Three penalties gave Widnes all the early possession and Dan Norman was held up over the line.  The City of Hull defence continued to stand firm and then opened the scoring when winger Will Oakes came infield and went 50 metres to score by the posts.  Owen Harrison converted.  It was soon a 10 point lead when Harrison scored a four pointer and Widnes looked to be in some disarray.  City of Hull continued to attack the Widnes line but a 70 metre interception by Owen Buckley relieved the pressure.

A good pass to Jake Knox saw the winger stroll over in the corner but the touch judge on the far side of the field ruled a forward pass and Widnes were denied. However they eventually took advantage of good field position and Dan Norman charged over.  The home side then conceded a raft of penalties but despite being camped on the City of Hull line, Widnes couldn't level matters before half time.

Widnes knew the first score in the second half would be vital and they opened brightly.  Buckley just put a foot in touch in the act of scoring but after that it was City of Hull who took full control.  They forced their second goal line drop out of the half and soon Oakes was in for another try which he converted.  Liam Walsh was then despatched to the sin bin for disputing a decision and two minutes later second rower Rooks raced onto a pass to score.  Oakes slotted over the extras and at 20-4 it was an uphill task for Widnes.

Another yellow card, this time to Rooks, levelled up the sides but this didn't affect City of Hull as Oakes scored an excellent try to complete his hat trick, which he converted.  Already on a team warning, City of Hull conceded another penalty but no further action was taken and Widnes lost possession on half way and the home side took advantage.  A good move down the right saw prop Brad Clavering score the final try of the game and to make matters worse Jake Alder was shown the red card, presumably for speaking out of turn to the referee.

City of Hull

Lochlan Fitzgerald, Jack Sanderson, Kieran Buchanan, Cameron Scott, Will Oakes, Bobby Downs, Harrison Morrow, Brad Clavering, Tom Jubb, Jack Brown, Adam Rooks, Owen Harrison, Zeus Silk.

SUBS: Jez Litten, Max Riseham, Harry Bardle, Ben Butler.

Tries: Oakes 3, Clavering, Harrison, Rooks.

Goals: Oakes 2/4,  Harrison 1/2.


Widnes Vikings

Jayden Hatton, Jake Knox, Ben Davies, Jake Alder, Owen Buckley, Joe Lyons, Chris Wilson, Owen Farnworth, Jake Burns, Pat McCarroll, Dan Norman, Dan King, Liam Walsh.

SUBS: James Rutledge, Louis Glover, Brad Walker, Calum O'Neill.

Tries:  Norman

Goals: Walker 0/1


HT  10-4

FT   30-4

Pens 12-12

ACADEMY REPORT: City of Hull U19s 30-4 Widnes Vikings U19s