Sirius Academy North 16 Kelvin Hall 16

[26 Feb 2024]

On Friday the Sirius Academy North Year 7 Boys took on Kelvin Hall in the semi final of the Hull Schools Trophy Semi Final and were left feeling extremely proud of their performance, but also disappointed to lose out on golden try.

Sirius were first on the scoresheet, after managing to complete the first set of six of the game, they got themselves into great field position with strong runs from Harvey and Blane, this dragged in the Kelvin Hall defence and captain Nolan was smart enough to see the gap out wide and round the Kelvin players to go in at the corner. Kelvin replied immediately with a try of their own after Sirius dropped the ball near their own tryline for them to go over.  This gave Kelvin some momentum and they went over again shortly after. Sirius showed great character to ensure the game did not get away from them and when Jack came running onto the ball like a steam train, there was no stopping him as he proved too hard to take down with his speed, strength and agility, to score a fine solo try as he raced over 60 meters to touch down to level the scores just before the halftime break.

The second half saw Kelvin take the lead again, but Sirius replied immediately, this time it was a smart scoot from Blane, who found a gap out wide and raced over to make it 12 – 12. Another mistake near the Sirius tryline got Kelvin in a good position, and it looked like they had gone over in the corner, but Mason on his debut came across to take the player into touch. Kayden was working hard in defence, and making some superb one on one tackles, showing great bravery and technique. However, the Kelvin pressure proved too much and they went over again. Sirius knew they needed to score again quickly, and with runs from Jack, Riley and Blane they managed to get close to the Kelvin tryline, this gave space for Nolan to jinx his way over to level the scores just before the fulltime whistle to take the game into golden try.

Kelvin won the ball back on the Sirius twenty meter line and sent up their big players down the middle of the park, this dragged in the Sirius players and after a quick play the ball, the Sirius team could not get back in time to get set, which gave Kelvin the opportunity to go over in the corner and win the game.

The Sirius boys were disappointed to not make it to the Hull Schools Trophy final, but they can take some real positives from this game, the improvements this team have made so far this year has been outstanding and they should be extremely proud of themselves for that. Next up for this ever improving team is a trip to Halifax as they take on Trinity Academy in the first round of the Yorkshire Plate.

Player of the match went to Nolan who organised the team well, took the Kelvin Hal line on at every opportunity and made some important tackles. Blane Burton also deserves a mention for his work rate in the hooker position in attack and defence, he covered every blade of grass!