ST JOSEPH’S Sharks Under 11s side turned on a great showing against York outfit New Earswick All Blacks winning 34-4.
Sharks started strongly with Fred Woodhouse losing his marker to score a try at the posts and Ethan Myers added the goal.
Strong defending from Asciece Lalli, Kai Jenkinson and Rishy Dhillon kept out New Earswick and Joes stretched their lead when Nathan Cullen produced a clever off-load to Woodhouse who left the All Blacks flat-footed for his second try, the goal again was added by Ethan Myers.
St Joseph’s next try was all down to Kieran Dean keeping cool under pressure as he collected a dangerous kick and once again Woodhouse was in the right place at the right time to take the ball and go on run to make sure his hat trick was complete.
The second half saw Joes continue where they left off with Nathan Cullen scoring in the corner.
The terrific conversion kick from Myers was a bonus, but Joes had to be alert as a break from New Earswick ended with Danny Fisher making an outstanding tackle that sent the New Earswick winger into touch and deny a try.
Eventually the All Blacks did score when, after twice holding up the ball, St Joes just ran out of numbers.
It looked as though 24-4 was going to be the final score, but Harvey Jubb had other ideas.
Two very determined runs resulted in two very good tries for Jubb, one converted by Myers to make the final score 34-4.
The match awards went to Fred Woodhouse, opposition’s man of the match, Kieran Dean, for the magic moment, grafter was Ethan Myers, Harvey Jubb was most improved, and Sharks’ man of the watch was Ike Vangrove.