This weekend all four senior men’s teams are away: 1st XV travel to Morley in North One East; 2nd XV have picked up a fixture at Hull Ionians 2nds after Ilkley dropped out in the week; 3rd XV travel to Pocklington 2nds; and the 4ths head to Bridlington to play their second team.
The action does not stop there though, as on Sunday we have our mini / junior festival at the club, followed by the Ladies top-of-the-table clash against Carlisle Cougars. A great weekend ahead.
Following a superb few weeks on the pitch we still sit happily at the top of North One East, although it is still very tight with three remaining league matches. Eight points separate the top four, with Ilkley second, level on points with us, but with a game in hand, Cleck six points back, and Heath sit 4th on 78 points.
Our last loss was at Cleck back in Febuary. Since then we had a close win at home to Moortown, followed by two superb wins on the road at Heath and Old Brodleians, both still in the fight for the top. Last weekend we welcomed Bradford & Bingley, who are having a hard season. The result was never in doubt -it was more of a ‘how many points’ day. But credit to Bradford, they turned up and gave it a go. Final score Driff 90 – 0 B&B.
This week’s task will be a bit tougher, as Morley is always a tough place to go. They are having a strange season this year, with inconsistent results seeing them 11th in the table but, with a 17-point gap to the relegation zone they are most likely safe from the drop. In their last three outings they lost to Cleckheaton at home 7 – 54, beat Durham City at home 50-22, and won at Moortown last time out 34-35.
In the reverse fixture back in December we won, but it was a tight game, Final score 33-30. Lets hope for another win today.
Our seconds have picked up a last minute fixture at Hull Ionians, following Ilkley being unable to travel, an issue that is spreading through rugby at this level. 2nds have had another great season, already qualified for the play offs, and most likely will be travelling to Harrogate to face their 2nd team in the playoff.
Thirds head to Pock 2nds, looking to secure their playoff spot too, whilst 4ths head to Bridlington to face their 2nd team. Again, a play-off spot is the prize.
On Sunday we host our Mini / Junior festival, with over 500 future stars joining us across all age grades, a great day for us. Thanks to Jonathan and & Simon for their organisation. Any volunteers get in touch – there are always jobs waiting.
After the Festival, the Ladies take the spotlight, with their top of the table clash against Carlise Cougars. Driffield need a bonus point win to take the league title, and Carlisle are the only team to beat our Ladies in 2 years. Good Luck.
Driffield RUFC 1st XV v Morley RUFC 1st XV
- Murray, Rob
- Mewburn (c)
- Sowerbsy, James
- Dinsdale, James
- Murray, Ryan
Good Luck to All in Blue, Black & White