Sirius Academy North 22 South Holderness 10
The much improved Sirius Academy North Year 8 Boys Rugby team played a strong South Holderness side in the 1/4 final of the Hull Schools Trophy and managed to win the game 22 - 10. The boys needed to dig deep for this result as South Holderness were a well organised side, but the work rate and teamwork from the Sirius North side carried them through to the semi finals.
Sirius got off to the best possible start when Edmund Mpawenimana broke through the defensive line and outpaced the chasers to score under the sticks, Cody Welham converted to make it an early 6 - 0 lead. Credit to South Holderness they really picked up their game and found some gaps out wide as the defence of the Sirius side struggled to slide across. South Holderness scored two well worked tries to take the lead for the first time, but the lead was short lived as the dangerous Harries Dukes was put into a gap and there was no stopping him, Cody Welham converted 12 - 10. It looked like that would be the halftime scoreline but just before the break a superb run by Cody Welham got him to near the tryline but as he was held up he somehow found a pass out to the supporting Isaac Gray who went over to extend the lead even further to 18 - 10 at halftime.
The second half was an outstanding team effort by Sirius North as they looked a lot more organised in defence, forcing errors from South Holderness with some great tackles. Lee Rumble and Hamza Ghorbandi were working overtime in attack as they made some great yards forward to get into some great field positions. Harries Dukes, Harrison Collins and Ellis Opie were willing runners and causing the South Holderness defence all sorts of problems. The quick thinking Mackenzie Kinsley was choosing the right options from acting half back to make it easy for the backs to get onto the ball. The game was sealed late in the second half when the impressive Lee Rumble ran onto the ball with pace and strength to somehow power his way through five defenders and get the ball down. The final score was 22 - 10 in favour of Sirius Academy North, they certainly worked for this victory, and it was fully deserved. This dedicated group of players just keep getting better and better. Next up is a Yorkshire Plate game away to Outwood Grange before they take on either Malet Lambert "B" or Beverley Grammer in the semi final of the Hull Schools Trophy.
Congratulations boys on their victory but also on their continued dedication, commitment and improved performances:-
Player of the Match went to Lee Rumble.