Dominant Pythons 2’s Take the Win . . .
Harrogate Pythons 2nd XV, The Pirates, proved too much for Skipton 2’s in an entertaining game at The JSG. The Pirates pressure showed within minutes when Jake Harland followed up his own kick to touch down, 5-0. Will Smith extends the score, 10-0, with a powerful run from 20m. Nathan Kemeny stepped his way through the away defence with a 60m run, 15-0. James Farrington and Eddy Wilkinson both power over and Nathan Wake adds a conversion 27-0. Wake then sprints in from 30m but exhausted from his run hands the kicking duties to Owen Carter who adds the extras, 34-0 half time.
Skipton were quick to react and score 2 converted tries, 34-14. Responding with some powerful forward play Evan Jones dives over 39-14 and Ryan Bradshaw converts his own try, 46-14. Skipton respond again with 3 quick tries 46-31. Kemeny finishes the game with his second 51-31.
After the game Assistant Coach Roy MacKay said, “ We ran the ball from most areas of the field. Set pieces were very good with the support play and off loading of a high quality. However fair play to Skipton who never gave up and scored some quality tries. The most pleasing aspect was the desire to play running rugby in near perfect conditions and the number of different try scorers complimented that approach.”