1st Team

Match Report: (A) Firwood Waterloo W 45-17

Hull were superior in all departments and the forwards laid the foundation for an emphatic victory as they scored seven tries ensuring maximum points whilst claiming their third win in four games.
Waterloo started well and pushed Hull back at the first scrum but the tone of the afternoon was set after five minutes when Hull broke out of their own half through forceful running by prop George Thornton giving scrum half Harvey Harding the opportunity to go over for great try converted by Hull’s full back Tanumi Tomasi .
Waterloo were struggling to contain the east Yorkshire side and just three minutes later Hull’s number eight, Joe Martin rounded off a period of pressure with an unconverted try .Two minutes later Hull’s pack were in total control and following a good catch and drive from a lineout a further try was scored with Liam Regardsoe being credited with the touchdown with Tanumi Tomasi adding the conversion.
Waterloo were still not completely out of the game and some good handling saw them strike back with a try from Purcell converted by River after twenty minutes .Hull’s immediate response was to score a try but a marginal forward pass saw it ruled out but five minutes later Hull’s winger George Fossey was on hand to go over for an unconverted try easing Hull to 24-7 point advantage. Still Waterloo would not be denied and three minutes later Hull were caught out as Robins scored a try converted by River to give the home fans some hope .Such optimism was dashed as half time approached when Hull’s centre Alex Heard rounded off one of his typical powerful bursts with a try converted by Hull’s off half Chris Harding seeing Hull lead 31-14 at the break.
The second half began with the home side kicking a penalty but the contest was effectively over when Hull’s substitute forward Tom Hicks crashed over for Hull’s sixth try which Chris Harding converted after forty eight minutes.
Despite dominating the game Hull took another twelve minutes to score again when one of Waterloo’s rare excursions into Hull territory ended with Chris Harding intercepting a wayward pass and sprint ninety yards to score under the posts and convert his own try .
Hull should have had at least two more ties but a ball was dropped over the line and a couple of final passes did not go to hand leaving this dominant Hull to side to rue those lost chances and consider the sterner tests that lie ahead.

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