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1st XV - Match centre

A Hedges, J Moore (2)
L Rollinson
Sat 16 Apr 15:00 - Northern Division - Yorkshire Division Four Full time

Hessle Work Hard For No Reward

Disappointing Month Draws To a Close

> In their penultimate game of the season Hessle missed out on securing
> the second promotion place in Yorkshire Division Four following a
> 28-17 home defeat by Wensleydale. The game was played in difficult
> conditions with Hessle playing against a strong wind and driving rain
> in the first-half.
> Wensleydale went on the attack from the start and only a fine tackle
> from Liam Maughan prevented a try for flying winger Will Reynolds.
> However, five minutes into the game and a sweeping crossfield move
> ended with Reynolds going over to touch down in the corner. Scott
> Hunter hit the post with his conversion attempt from near the
> touchline, but was on target with a penalty goal three minutes later.
> Hessle hit back when Kieron Cagney worked the blindside of a maul and
> offloaded to Ashley Hedges for the marauding back-rower to stride over
> for a try. Wensleydale's pack drove Hessle backwards in rampaging
> style and when the hosts were deemed offside a quickly-taken tap
> created the overlap for James Ashford to score a try in the corner.
> The end-to-end nature of the game continued and after John Bean had
> been caught in full flight on the right the ball was quickly moved
> across field where Josh Moore sped over to touch down. Hedges made a
> break and from the re-cycle superb handling ended with Craig Poucher
> running a good line before linking with Moore, who made a dazzling run
> to the line for a well-taken try. Lee Rollinson converted with a fine
> kick and Hessle led 17-13.
> Wensleydale were awarded a penalty in front of the posts and Paul
> Smith surprised everyone by taking a quick tap to himself before
> selling a dummyand racing over for a try, goaled by Hunter for a
> three-point interval lead.
> Hessle lost the influential Hedges, who was having an outstanding
> game, with an ankle injury and Hunter extended the visitors' advantage
> with a penalty. Hessle piled on the pressure in the increasingly heavy
> underfoot conditions and Davey Robinson charged over but was held up.
> Wensleydale played some expansive rugby but Hessle defended well until
> Smith held off the chasers in a curving 30-yard run to go over for his
> second try to put the visitors 28-17 ahead with twenty minutes left.
> The hosts produced wave after wave of attack but the Wensleydale
> defence held out in determined fashion and there was no further
> scoring despite plenty of effort and Hessle were left to reflect on a
> disappointing second half of a season which promised so much at one
> stage.

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Key moments

Try Ashley Hedges scores for Hessle
Try Josh Moore scores for Hessle
Try Josh Moore scores for Hessle
Conversion Lee Rollinson kicks a conversion for Hessle


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30:00 Try 15 - 0
Josh Moore scores for Hessle
30:00 Conversion 17 - 0
Lee Rollinson kicks a conversion for Hessle
20:00 Try 10 - 0
Josh Moore scores for Hessle
20:00 Missed Conversion
Lee Rollinson misses a conversion for Hessle
10:00 Try 5 - 0
Ashley Hedges scores for Hessle
10:00 Missed Conversion
Lee Rollinson misses a conversion for Hessle
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  • Hessle
  • Wensleydale
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  • Ashley Hedges Try 10:00'
  • Josh Moore Try 20:00'
  • Josh Moore Try 30:00'
  • Lee Rollinson Conversion 30:00'

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Halifax Vandals 22 90
2. Wensleydale 22 80
3. Skipton 22 78
4. Hessle 22 67
5. Burley 22 57
6. York Railway Institute 22 48
7. Ossett 22 46

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