Huddersfield YMCA 27 West 64

By Dave Picken - April 23 2017
Huddersfield YMCA  27 West 64 We ran in nine tries in Iain Dixon and Danny Boatman's last league game as coach and skipper respectively. It was a  valiant attempt to regain the play-off place in North One East  but Penrith’s win at Percy Park means it will be the Cumbrians who will travel to Birkenhead Park next week - we wish them all the best. 


Dan and Iain YMCA

There was little sign of the tries to come when the home side went into an early lead at Laund Hill  after Gavin Painter’s kick was charged down. Huddersfield attacked up the left with flanker Sam Hodge touching down in the corner with Gavin Stead’s conversion just wide.

We were pinned back in our own half for the first quarter of the game.

When we did break out it was with some style - Rob Thorn taking a ball in his own half and then powering his way through the home defence to give Gavin Painter an easy conversion.

Back came YMCA with winger Tom Bullock sent in at the corner thanks to a long looping pass from scrum half Bradley.

With half an hour gone we were trailing 10-7, but all that was to change dramatically before the break.

Aaron Myers setting things going as he danced his way through three tackles to  go in under the posts.


 Danny and Matthew Boatman with Iain Dixon  


Two minutes later the lead was 21-10 as Ryan Painter bamboozled the cover with an inside ball which gave Lee Maddison a clear run in. 

Rob Thorn then notched his second on 35 minutes as he intercepted just inside the Huddersfield half. There was no stopping him as he powered home to earn a try bonus point with Gavin Painter again successful.

Fellow winger Luke Mallinson also got in the act when we took a scrum against the head allowing Gav to glide  through to set  up the easy run in. His conversion gave his side a 35-10 lead.

He was successful with a penalty shortly after the restart before Rob got his well deserved hat-trick.

His try was set up by a break up the left wing by Greg Edwards and Zac Southern with the latter unselfishly sending in the big winger - Painter once again immaculate from out wide.

Huddersfield came back with a long range try of their own with centre Stead weaving his way to the line to set up an easy conversion for himself.

But that was a brief respite for the home side as replacement back row Sam Miller broke to send Aaron Myers through the middle. He was able to touch down after collecting a deft kick over the defence - Gavin Painter ruining his immaculate kicking record on the day by giving up on waiting for a kicking tee and going for a drop goal conversion which went wide.

Joe Willis was next on the scoresheet as the replacement winger seized on another interception  to race home from 40m metres with Painter back to his best from the touchline.

Then Myers notched his own hat-trick with the best try of the game as Ryan Painter started a slick move from his own 22.

At 64-17 the lads could be forgiven for taking their foot off the gas as Huddersfield ran in two late tries - both down the right wing - to secure their own deserved try bonus point.


Huddersfield: Fletcher, Emsley, Stead (capt), Morton, Bullock, Bull, Bradley, Scholes, Hill, Slater, Seif, Housely, Tindle, Hodge, Holyhead.

Reps: (all used) Appleby, Wilson, White.

Tries: Hodge,Fletcher, Stead, Bull, Morton.

Cons: Stead

Yellow: Stead.

West: Zac Southern, Luke Mallinson, Greg Edwards, Peter Youll, Rob Thorn, Gavin Painter, Ryan Painter, Adam Coates, Andrew Rollins, Anth Carr, John Bunter, Joe Rafferty, Dan Boatman (captain), Lee Maddison, Aaron Myers.

Reps (all used) Sam Miller, Joe Willis, Alex Key.

Tries Thorn (3), Myers (3), Maddison, Mallinson, Willis.

Cons G Painter (8)

Pens: G Painter.,

Huddersfield 27 West 64
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23/04/2017 10:56
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Re: Huddersfield 27 West 64
Parental Unit (IP Logged)
24/04/2017 08:58
Love the photo with young Matthew's big smile. Hope he's proud of his dad who has done a great job as has Dicker.
Pity things went a bit tits up in recent weeks so lets learn the ,lessons and we will be evenr trsionger next year.
Well done to all on an entertaining season

Re: Huddersfield 27 West 64
minimoneyman (IP Logged)
25/04/2017 12:03
Just read the Huddersfield match report.among the try scorers were Hilditch with a hat trick and Young scored one

Re: Huddersfield 27 West 64
Dave Picken (IP Logged)
25/04/2017 12:08
I had to give them a team before it was actually selected so they could get it printed. Think Young must be Youll and think they get Youll mixed up with Myers because of their blond flowing locks. Not easy this match reporting.

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