Vikings

W 64-10

League

17-11-2018

Hull University

The Vikings returned back to Silver Royd this week hoping to get back on track.

Hull University started very well with a penalty in the first five minutes.

It took a great team try finished off by a very surprised Sam Peate – right place right time comes to mind.

Everything seemed to just click, our usual scrums and line outs were, as always, solid and dominant, but it was the support play, whilst keeping to our set game plan, that was at times outstanding.

Further tries from Hooker Emsley and centres Rossol and Marshall a try each, with Alex Rowley converting 3 from 4. Hull University scoring a long distance try and conversion to give a half time lead of 26-10 to the Vikings.

It took the Vikings a good 10 minutes to get on top again but then the team work just clicked again, tries from Lewis Ward, Dudley Sargeant with two, Luke Brown and Skipper Rossol with two, giving him his hat trick. Alex Rowley converting 4 from 6 of the tries.

The Vikings beat a very good Hull University side who never gave up and credit to them for competing right until the end.

Pack were very dominant, with Peate, Emsley, Day, Williams, Leah and the evergreen Tom Fish, getting round the park with vigour. Brown, Hutchinson and Rennard were magnificent, with Sargeant being the kind recipient of their great work.

Skipper Rossol, Joe Marshall in midfield were just a threat every time, with Conlin and Rowley making everything tick. Back three of Morrell, Monsey and Ward kept us going forward with tireless breaks ending in try-scoring situations.

Man of Match was shared by Rossol and Hutchinson.

Proud Coach Bone was like the cat that had stolen the cream never mind the milk.

We showed today that when we actually get everything together we are a real force in this league. Roll on Beverley in two weeks.

Club Player of the Day was Tom Read for his outstanding attitude and sheer determination of not stopping for 80 minutes.