OORUFC Match Report
30th April 2014

Airebrough 21 vs 36 OORUFC
Aire Wharfe Cup Semi Final

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On a calm pleasant evening 'Ensians travelled to neighbours Aireborough to play the semi final of the Aire/Wharfe Cup.

Straight from the kick off Aireborough profited from an 'Ensians error to mount a strong attack resulting in a converted try. However 4 minutes later Ben Hatton scored an unconverted try in the corner following a clever kick ahead by Luke Cowdell. Immediately from the kick off interpassing between Callum Doherty and Rob Lofthouse resulted in a try by Rob Lofthouse converted by Ben Hatton... It was all 'Ensians and Callum Doherty scored a lovely try to make the score after only 12 minutes 17 points to 7 in favour of the visitors.

Aireborough countered with a penalty goal but after 24 minutes following a 5 metres scrum Rob Arbuckle fed Ben Hatton who scored another unconverted try for 'Ensians .The game became more even as Aireborough gained ascendancy in the scrums and the only other score in the first half was an Aireborough penalty goal making a half time score of Aireborough 13 points - 'Ensians 22 points. The second half opened with Jim Dyson and Ross Nichols to the fore but despite this Aireborough took control with a try after 15 minutes and a penalty goal after 25 minutes making an exciting score of Aireborough 21 points 'Ensians 22 points - GAME ON!!!

As in many games this season 'Ensians fitness began to tell and a try by Luke Cowdell converted by Ben Hatton after 26 minutes put 'Ensians 2 scores ahead. 'Ensians best try was left to the end following superb lineout ball by Sam Featherstone and great interplay between Lukes Cowdell and Freer resulting in a fine try by Luke Freer converted by Ben Hatton giving a final score of Aireborough 21 points 'Ensians 36 points .

'Ensians play the final against West Park A at West Park on Wed 7th floodlights.