Under 13s mark their debut with a solid win over Longeaton kids

Junior Rugby, Worksop U13's
Junior Rugby, Worksop U13's
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The Under 13s of Worksop Rugby Club put in a strong performance to beat Longeaton 32-19 in their first ever game.

The youngsters came out well against the wind, scoring the first try through Thomas Whitehurst.

But the visitors came back, levelling the score before the end of an even first half.

With the wind behind them after the interval, Worksop forced Longeaton into a penalty, which Ryan Dixon converted with ease.

Captain James Hands received the ball from the kick off and ran through the opposition to score a brilliant try, converted by Dixon.

Whitehurst crossed the line again to pile on pressure.

But Longeaton found a way to hit back, scoring a try and a brilliant conversion that defied the wind.

Worksop responded once more however, Whitehurst getting his hat-trick of tries.

This was followed by another score by the side’s skipper, Hands.

In the last minute, Longeaton made the scoreline more respectable with a superb try, running the ball from their own five yard line, and adding another conversion.

The Players’ Man of the Match award went to Whitehurst, while the coaches Justin Poxon and Louis Robinson picked Hands.

Robinson said: “For their first game together they performend outstandingly well, and the whole club are amazed at how good they have become.”

The Under 13s section wish to thank Reece Waddell for refereeing the match, and Max Hardy for stepping in at short notice.