Prop Neal shows his versatility with stunning try in victory

Sam Neill of Old Brods U14s takes the ball into contact during Sundays match against Dinnington
Sam Neill of Old Brods U14s takes the ball into contact during Sundays match against Dinnington

Old BrodsU10s were successful in a two match series at Scunthorpe.

Harry Gray helped his side to open up a 10-0 half-time lead in the first game.

Gray crossed again then the centres Louie Inman and John Baker (2) executed a great scissor move to score three between them to take the first match 25-0.

Scunthorpe brought on their stronger side and got off to a great start with two tries in the first half of the second game Inman replied for the visitors.

Excellent rucking by the front row gave Jamie Scott an excellent opportunity to allow Matthew Briggs in for two well taken tries after which came the play of the game as captain and prop Rory Neal ran two thirds the length of the pitch, sidestepped two defenders and dived over the line for a try,

The final move saw Jacob Chadwick and Simeon Archibold counter ruck to gain possession before Scott floated the ball to Grey at fly half. Baker and Briggs fed along the line to create an overlap for Inman to claim his hat trick and a 25-10 victory

Dinnington U14s 29

Old Brods U14s 17

Despite the scoreline Brods took a lot of positives from this game.

Brods defended fiercely until the first move of quality by the home side resulted in a try wide out.

It took a superb break from Connor Murphy to create a try for Will Caldwell, converted by Joe Potter for the lead.

With Tom Wildsmith running kicks back out of defence and Potter clearing the lines, Brods were able to keep Dinnington at bay until the home side were awarded a penalty on the Brods’ 22.

The visitors failed to organise their defence and Dinnington’s strong running No 8 scored near the posts.

Brods finished the half the strongest and Harris Morris, was able to offload to CJ Russell who scored in the corner.

Dinnington hit back straight after the break when a forward drive resulted in a penalty from which they took a quick tap to drive over.

With crunching tackles by Murphy and Ben Stringer, plus Zander MacFarlane in the thick of things, Brods held on valiantly but eventually succumbed to two more tries.

The only Brods highlight was a superb solo effort by Morris who used his pace to outflank Dinnington’s back line for the final score.

Scunthorpe U11s 10

Old Brods U11s 15

Scunthorpe took the opener after some hard work from their big forwards.

From the restart a period of intensity followed inside Scunthorpe’s 22 and Brods won a scrum. A quick ball out from Adam Smith saw Ben Hodgson run on to a pass from Tom Inman and charge over to level.

The home side came out strongly after the break, and Brods found themselves under pressure and went behind once more.

After a further period of intensity camped in Scunthorpe’s half, Inman found touch with the boot. From the ensuing line out Jackson Wood span around and barged over.

In the last quarter Scunthorpe kicked to clear but George Gillgrass caught the ball on the centre line, sprinted back up the pitch and weaved through the chasing pack to seal the victory.