Knaresborough 14 Hornsea 15 In their final league game of the season Hornsea produced unquestionably their best performance of the season to secure their promotion back into Yorkshire Division Four. The Hollismen were missing several first team regulars, but it was hard to tell as the 16 men who travelled put on a superb display to pick up the away win that was needed.Tim Griffiths and Harry Sangwin were Hornsea’s try scorers with Adie Wadforth adding a conversion and a penalty. Speaking after the game, Hornsea Chairman Nick O’Mahony, who again donned his boots said, “I have been involved with the club in over 10 years now and I have never been prouder to wear a shirt than today. Hats off to the guys that travelled to put this league to bed, the forwards were exceptional and the backs were outstanding to a man. Our planning for Yorkshire Four rugby will now start and I am determined that we will really make a go of it”. Hornsea Captain Jim Richardson was also over the moon with the result and said, “It was a great day for us, the result was what we needed, the lads gave everything out on the pitch and to be rewarded with promotion is fantastic. I am very proud to have captained this side and to gain promotion after relegation last year is a great effort by all involved with the club” Saturday 5th March: Hornsea 1st XV 5 Malton 2nd XV 10 Hornsea produced a hardworking performance against a much bigger experienced side from Yorkshire 1 club Malton and only just came up short. Speaking after the game Hornsea Captain Jim Richardson said, “I thought it was a good performance from everyone. We were Strong in defence against a bigger more experienced side. We competed well in the scrums and on another day we could have nicked it”. Hornsea 2nd XV 46 Grimsby 2nd XV 10 For the second time this season the Hollismen fielded two sides, with the 2nd team mostly made up of former players and some younger players. The Hollismen second string scored nine tries through Mike Stead (3), Ben Samuel, Max Clark, Paul Jebson, Dave Andrews and Dave Barmby, with Dave Andrews and Jon Parker being successful with three of the conversions. Hornsea Disappoint – Promotion on Hold Hornsea 5 Wibsey 26 Hornsea suffered a disappointing defeat against promotion rivals Wibsey, as they were out played by their opponents, who looked like they were much hungrier for the win. The result means that the Hollismen still require one more point to ensure their promotion back into Yorkshire Division Four. The game itself was hard work for Hornsea who looked lacklustre and only performed in short spells, on the other hand, their opponents Wibsey, played out a solid 80 minutes and were very good value for their win. Speaking after the game Hornsea captain Jim Richardson said, ” I was very disappointed with our display, I feel we let the club down and I’m determined we improve for our final league game. We still need a point to guarantee us promotion and I, and the lads, are determined we get this in our final outing at Knaresborough. All clubs have weeks like this when it seems nothing is going your way, the important thing is how we bounce back and how the lads committ in our final game, knowing the guys I’m confident we’ll get what we want”. ONLY 9 TICKETS REMAINING! Hornsea RUFC are proud to announce that their annual club dinner will this year be taking place at Med Mex on Thursday 24th March. This year’s special guest will be outstanding local Boxer, Hull’s own, Tommy Coyle. Tickets are priced at just £20 for a delicious three course meal, from the fabulous Med kitchen, and the chance to listen to stories from Tommy Coyle to include a Q & A. For tickets please either get in touch with Rich Pooley, Tom Copeland, Mark Thomas, Jim Rich, Nick O’Mahony, Phillip Walker, Gareth Laycock or Steve Crook. This is a ticket only event, no payment accepted on the night. The clubs annual dinner has been going for 6 decades this year plans to be another great night in the clubs history. Annual awards will be presented to the deserved winners and thanks given to the club volunteers. Depleted Hollismen Defeated in Leeds to Keep Celebrations on Ice Garforth 38 Hornsea 7 Hornsea suffered their third defeat on their travels this season as they went down to a determined Garforth side. The defeat and third placed Wibsey’s surprise win against league leaders Stanley Rodillians means that the Hollismen still require one more point to ensure their promotion back into Yorkshire Division Four. Withdrawals and injuries meant the week’s preparations were disjointed to say the least, as the Hollismen, missing 10 first team regulars, we’re happy to just get a side out, come the game. The game itself was hard work for Hornsea as Garforth’s physical approach saw them take charge early on. Injuries during the game saw Hornsea play long spells one man down and on occasions two men. Jacob Richards got the Hornsea try, but that was all Hornsea had to shout about at the end of the game. Speaking after the game Hornsea captain Jim Richardson said, “We had a disappointing week with lads having to pull out through work commitments and injuries, That said the guys who stepped up to the challenge can hold up their heads as they never took a backward step and did themselves and the club proud. We still need a point from our final two games to guarantee us promotion and I, and the lads, are determined to get this in our next outing. All clubs have weeks like this when it seems nothing is going your way, The important thing is how we bounce back and how the lads commit in our final two games, knowing the guys I’m confident we’ll get what we want”. Hornsea 22 Rossington 5 Hornsea picked up the all important bonus point win against a spirited Rossington side, which almost secured their return to Yorkshire Division Four at the first time of asking. From the off Hornsea laid down their intentions as they played a fast ruck game which clearly tired out their much larger opponents. Rossington however defended doggedly and Hornsea only managed to cross the whitewash once in the opening half through fly half Mark Thomas who supported a break and cantered over from fifteen yards to score. The Hollismen hit top gear in the second half scoring a further three try’s through scrum half Tom Smith (2) and lock forward Jack Backhouse, Hornsea centre Sam Bergan was successful with one of the conversions. In the dying minutes of the game Rossington scored out wide to give them a deserved try for the effort they put into the match. Speaking after the game Hornsea captain Jim Richardson was in buoyant mood and said, “Yorkshire Five has been a very difficult league for us with lots of postponements and free weeks without a game, so we will very much look forward to the week in week out rugby in Yorkshire Four if we get that final point needed in our final three games. We have done enough in games to take the points this season, but if we go up our performances, attitude and discipline will have to improve if we want to cement our place or improve on our standing, but all in all I’m delighted with all of the lads who have represented the club this season”. Ever thought about giving rugby a try? You will receive a warm and friendly welcome at Hornsea RUFC, we take pride in being a very social club. We encourage new players of all abilities, from beginners to experienced players who want to play 1st team senior rugby. Come along and give us a try! Training – Tuesday & Thursday 7pm at the Hollis Recreation Ground.