Sharks U14s maintain winning run with another excellent defensive display

Will Hemingway, Jamie Cox and Rhys Garside in defence for Shaw Cross Under-14s.
Will Hemingway, Jamie Cox and Rhys Garside in defence for Shaw Cross Under-14s.

Shaw Cross Sharks Under-14s conceded their first try in over three and a half hours rugby but still had too much as they earned a comfortable win over Fryston.

The Sharks defended strongly to keep Fryston out early on and once they got into their rhythm proved unstoppable.

Jed Devine had an excellent game in attack and defence and when the Sharks moved the ball out wide, he proved unstoppable in scoring the first try to earn parents and opposition MoM.

Josh Taylor-Davies and Ben Marsden made good yards each time they had the ball and set up numerous Sharks tries, with Connor Foster next to cross following a neat side step.

Tom Jarrett darted away to score and he was supported in sharing the hooking duties with Josh Wallace.

Jamie Cox and Callum Brian shared the kicking duties with equal success and both also added to the Sharks try count.

Jacob Goodall was excellent as replacement full-back, despite having a tough job to judge the bounce of the ball on the hard ground.

Josh Self was solid in defence with some excellent tackling, while Jude Senior made a good run against bigger opponents to score his first try of the season.

Luke Etherington worked tirelessly in attack and maintained a strong defensive line but was unable to prevent Fryston pulling a try back as the Sharks conceded for the first time in three and a half hours.

Bradley Wakenshaw had an impressive game at half-back to support Brian, while Will Hemingway’s runs caused problems for Fryston to earn him a mention from the opposition coach.

Hemingway took the Sharks away from their own line and fed Tom Frain, who sped almost the length of the pitch to score.

Rhys Garside collected a pass from Taylor-Davies but was overwhelmed by the Fryston defence, although he managed to get over the line from a similar position soon after.

Adam Rayner and Nathan Wood worked well in the heat against a Fryston side who performed more consistently as a team than they had when the sides met in May and both teams deserve praise for their efforts in the hot weather.