Hull & District vs York District
A team representing the much-reduced Hull And District Open Age League met their counterparts from York at Beecroft Street on Saturday for the Johnny Whiteley Cup. The home side ran out convincing 40-10 winners with Man Of The Match Jack Tuttle accumulating 16pts with a try and six goals.
Hull were on the scoreboard with minutes as the visitors full-back misjudged a grubber kick, allowing an easy touch down for the home side. York then built up sustained pressure which eventually paid off with a converted try near the post to level the scores. A lovely high kick resulted in another score for Hull then a poor York kick on the last tackle was punished with a long-range score. Then came a controversial incident which had a detrimental effect on the York players. They appeared to have scored a perfectly good try under the posts only for the linesman, who was stood a long way from the action, to overrule the referee's decision of a try.
Hull went in with a 16-6 lead and to make matters worse for York they conceded an eight-pointer almost straight after the kick-off when one of their wingers was deemed to have attempted to trip a Hull player as he was going over the line after a strong break from Liam Welham. Tuttle kicked both conversions but couldn't add the extras when an interception added further to his side's score. York managed a consolation in the corner though it was North Hull Knight's Tuttle who completed the scoring with a jinking run to go in under the posts which he converted himself. For the visitors, 19-year-old Matt Chilton tried hard behind a beaten pack in which Adam Endersby stood out against a much bigger and stronger Hull set of forwards.