Tonight brought to an end a very busy half term of sport with the Year 7 boys in rugby league action in the Champions School tournament. The boys were put up against John Spence, Whitrigg, Seaton Sluice A and Seaton Sluice B.
First up were John Spence. After a very close opening few minutes some good defensive work earned a turnover ball in attacking territory. Captain Charlie J made a great pass to Will A who danced his way through to open the scoring. Again tough defence and work by the team saw HMS see out a spell of good play. On the counter HMS secured the win when Will ran in for his second try of the game. Great start: 2-0 win to HMS.
For the second game HMS played against Whitrigg. Great defence by Owen and Adam saw HMS start well. Jack W scored a brilliant breakaway try to put HMS 1-0 up. A bit of individual brilliance followed as Joel L ran the length of the field to score our second. Lucas and Orin made some sensational runs gaining good yards before Dan T picked up the ball to run through and offload to give Owen a very well deserved try. Dan T then got a try of his own late on. Tom almost grabbed a length of the field try of his own but was agonisingly close. 4-0 HMS final score.
Game 3 was a very tough test against a very strong Seaton Sluice side. After a few spells of pressure early on Benji scored a very clever try pouncing on the loose ball to run over the line. HMS were then put under a lot of pressure and Dan B made an amazing tackle which was then followed up by a last ditch effort by a flying Charlie C to deny a certain try. Adam, Seth, Harry and Joe defended to perfection. This provided Jack W a platform to shine. Jack ran in a 6 minute hat-trick with each try as good as the last. Great game by HMS, 4-0 final score.
The final game of the day was against Seaton Sluice B. The boys showed incredible attitude and sportsmanship and wanted all of their teammates to succeed. Adam W scored a contender for try of the day picking up the ball inside his own half and powering the length of the pitch to score. Finn H S came agonisingly close to a length of the field try of his own, getting denied just before the line. Tries followed for Joe E, Joel L, Orin and Charlie C to give HMS a convincing 5-0 win.
A great evening by the boys who sit top of the group and have a strong position heading into the final round: 15 tries scored and 0 conceded.