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Disappointing Second Half Cost Wyke A Place In The Final

By Bobby Stewart

A disappointing second half performance from Wyke U18s cost them a place in the final

Wyke kicked the game off and it was Keighley who had first use off the ball but some good defence from Conor Laverick, Jack Kelly and Callum Scott forced the Keighley man to knock on. But it would be Keighley who scored first on the back of a Wyke error they shipped the ball out wide and got the first try of the game. The kick converted to make it 6-0. Keighley was on the front foot and Wyke struggled to deal with the big Keighley pack. Good defence from Seth Whomack, Aaron Naylor and Liam Askew prevented Keighley from scoring but on the next play they was over as the halfback kicked to the corner which the winger claimed and offloaded it back inside to make it 10-0. A good drive from Reece followed by a good break from Aaron Howes saw Wyke 20M from the Keighley line, Luke Delahunty showed great strength to go through a gap and score under the sticks, Luke converting his own try to make it 10-6. Seth Whomack again having a blinder in defence as he stopped pretty much everything that came at him. Again Luke showed good hands as he put Connor Harris who showed good pace to go 40M to score under the sticks. Luke again converting to make it 12-6. Wyke was up for the game now as Luke and Conor Laverick put a big shot on the Keighley man who knocked on.

Halftime - Wyke 12-10 Keighley

Keighley kicked the second half off and Wyke allowed the ball to bounce into touch. Wyke became under immediate pressure from it and Keighley would go on to score again outwide. The kick was missed but Keighley led 14-12. Wyke were awarded a penalty in front of the post in which Luke Delahunty took the 2 points on offer to level the game at 14-14. The game became very sloppy as both teams exchanged errors but it would be Keighley who would score again, the halfback kicked across the field and the winger claimed it to score outwide despite the Keighley players been stood in front of the kicker. Keighley were then reduced to 12 players as their number 4 was sin binned. But Wyke couldn't take advantage of the extra man. Keighley would go on to score another try out wide that sealed the win for them.

Full time: Wyke 14-22 Keighley

A good first half for Wyke but let down by a disappointing second half, they learn from it now and will go again next week.

Updated 13:10 - 9 Jun 2019 by Bobby Stewart

Where next?

Sportsman Dinner 2019 Wyke host their Sportsman Dinner on Saturday 17th August
Wyke Academy Win At Home The Academy led by Cameron Scott defeated Crofton 12-10


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