Bingley Grammar School

Yr 10 Rugby: Bingley v Ilkley

On Tuesday night our Year 10 rugby team played their first 15 a side match against local rivals Ilkley at home. This proved to be a good test, with our National Vase match against Thirsk on the horizon.

Mr Swann reports:
The match started well for BGS, with aggression in defence and at the ruck resulting in a dominance of possession and territory, which led to a well worked opening try for Billy Addy.
Ilkley came back into the game but were struggling to secure quality possession due to our strong defence. A mistake from a lineout led to an opportunistic try in the corner for Ilkley.
Unhappy at conceding the try BGS once again pushed on the attack with good breaks from Joab Jacklin & Jack Thackray. Eventually leading to Jed Symonds scoring under the posts. Another mistake gifted Ilkley a second try just before half time. We led 14-10.
Bingley started the second half well and despite conceding a well worked Ilkley try in the corner kept on pressuring our Wharfedale opponents. Cameron Underwood (on debut) picked up a loose ball at the back of the ruck and steamrollered towards the line, helped out by his fellow forwards he scored. Bingley led 21-17. 
The next 5 minutes was nip and tuck and Ilkley scored another good try to move into the lead. Despite more heroics from Stephen Lambert and Callum Smith as well as captain Jim Churchyard, Ilkley finished the stronger eventually winning 21-34. A good game and plenty to work on for our trip to Thirsk.
Well done to all the players and thanks to the many supporters.
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