Beautiful weather greeted the sides at Kelleythorpe on Saturday as Driffield looked to continue their recent momentum with a visit from bottom of the table Bradford. After a minutes silence for former 1st XV coach Roger Iveson.
Driffield kicked off with a slight breeze at their backs. Bradford looked nothing like a side without a win this season during the first twenty minutes, controlling the ball well with strong carries from their second row and hooker. They limited Driffield to just seven points during this time, with Johnson scoring after a catch and drive close to the Bradford line, which Watts converted.
Bradford missed a chance to score when they pulled a penalty kick wide after Driffield had spilled the restart.
Dinsdale added Driffield’s second try after a quickly taken lineout saw him weave through under the posts from 30 yards out. Watts converted and he added his own try five minutes later after a hard carry from Soanes drew the defence.
Bradford indiscipline gave Driffield the chance to kick to touch on the twenty two. A well worked lineout move saw Robson gallop home and touch down in the corner. Watts pushed the conversion wide from the touchline.
Driffield added a excellent try shortly after with a hard carry from Johnson who offloaded to the returning Nellen. A wide pass from Dinsdale found Soanes who dummied his way over to score under the posts.
As the half drew to a close Driffield added two more tries. Robinson was starting to enjoy the lack of structure as the game broke up, and he offloaded out of the tackle to create the score for Cullen, before Soanes scored his second after good work from Sowersby. Watts converted both to leave the score 47-0 at half time.
The Woldsmen made some changes at half time, with Beckett coming on for Watts. It was his pass that put Rix into space early in the second half. He powered through a gap to score from 35m out. Dinsdale pushed the conversion wide.
Dinsdale finished the next try after good interplay between backs and forwards.
From the restart, Driffield worked their way back downfield and Robinson again created a try with an offload to Beckett who went under the posts enabling Dinsdale to convert.
Jenkinson was next to score after he collected the ball on the half way and sold a dummy before sprinting clear.
Robinson claimed a try for himself shortly after. Following his quick tap deep in Driffield’s territory, Nellen and Sowersby carried the ball on before returning it to Robinson for a converted try to make the score 78-0.
Bradford kept battling and pressuring the Driffield line but couldn’t find a way through and Jenkinson completed his hattrick with two late tries, one of which Dinsdale converted to leave the final score 90-0.