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HULL RUFC vs WESTOE

Westoe 12

Hull RUFC 55

HULL RUFC vs WESTOE

John Widdowson, Hull's senior coach, was pleased with the way his side overcame the disappointment of last week to surge forward to a comprehensive victory albeit against a weakened Westoe outfit.

Westoe were well organised in the forwards giving Hull plenty to think about but a poor defence which left inviting gaps for Hull's pacy and experienced backs meant that they were never going to be able to hold Hull to a close contest.  Even when Hull were reduced to 14 when the yellow card was shown to Lee Radford for a technical offence it was Hull who scored.

James Cameron's reliable goal kicking kept the scoreboard ticking over whenever the opportunity came and it was Hull's Captain who scored first rounding off a period of Hull pressure as well as adding the conversion he stroked over a penalty to put Hull in the lead 19-0 at the 20 minute mark.

After 29 minutes Westoe were treated to a view of the skills of Hull's elusive full-back Wigglesworth who made the best of the turnover ball to beat six defenders in fifty yards on his way to Hull's second try.

Cameron added the easy conversion and was again successful after Piercy came off his wing to take a pass and drive over near the posts.  This was a response to a try for Westoe when centre Clark intercepted a needless pass and gave Walker the chance to add the conversion which he took.

The half closed with Hull's young prop getting his first try for the Club and Hull leading at half time 29-7.

Despite playing in to the wind in the second half, Hull continued to score at regular intervals.  Hull's winger, Donkin, handing off five would-be tacklers in a seventy-five yard run in the fiftieth minute followed by yet another try for Wigglesworth in the 54th minute, and then a great break by Lee Radford saw Devonshire round off a length of the field move.

Piercy's second try following another sweeping move by Hull rounded off the day and with all tries converted by Cameron and Westoe only managing a consolation try by Conolly in the second half, Hull were runaway winners 55-12 and their thoughts now turn to the Yorkshire Cup semi-final on Wednesday against Cleckheaton.

Match Report by Richard Gore.