WESTOE’s juniors compete in region

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Westoe’s junior rugby teams have been taking part in various competiton around the region.

Westoe Predators U11s competed in the County Sevens at West Hartlepool.

The Predators were grouped with Darlington, Horden and Gateshead and kicked off the competition with a 5-0 win over Darlington.

In the second game against Horden, Westoe won 20-0 with tries from Lewis Richardson (1½), Ethan Brennan (1½) andMorgan Jones (1)

Westoe won the third pool game and decider against an unbeaten Gateshead side 10-5 to set up a semi-final with Blaydon.

The predators fought hard and were unlucky to lose 10-5 with Tom Siddle (1) scoring the try.

Meanwhile, Westoe Dragons U9s hosted their first festival of the season, with 12 teams taking part, each team playing three matches each.

First up for Westoe was Darlington Mowden Park, with Westoe coming out on top,the game ending 25-20. Try scorers were Joe Ford, Will Smith and Harrison Elliott [3].

In their second game Westoe faced West Hartlepool who had only only four players, with the Westoe team making up the numbers through out the game.

Westoe won 65-0 with try scorers Jake Cuthbertson, Jude Reay, Aidan Wood, Thomas Whittle, Harrison Elliott [2], Will Smith [2], Oliver McKenna [2] and Joe Ford [3].

In their final match, Westoe defeated Yarm 35-15 with tries from Oliver McKenna, Harrison Elliott [2] and Rhydian How [4].

Westoe Wolves U12s travelled to the Durham County 7s tournament.

Wolves were disppointedf to lose their first match 15-5 against an ever competitive Hartlepool side.

But all was not lost. After an inspirational rallying cry from the coaching team, next up was a 35-5 victory over Redcar which featured two, quick-fire tries from Josh Davies.

The final group game saw the Wolves take on a big Blaydon team to run out Westoe 35-5 winners Blaydon 5.

So the day that had started so inauspiciously ended with the exciting prospect of a Plate Final against Darlington Mowden Park.

And what a performance the boys produced, with a resounding 50-0 win

Westoe deservedly retained the County Plate. The Wolves played some breathtaking rugby scoring a total of 34 tries and conceding only five.

Westoe Titans faced Percy Park for the first time in five years.

And, in a high-scoring game the Titans were unlucky to lose 36-24.

Carhart and Stephenson were among the try scorers for the Titans, which also featured good kicking from Stewart.