Driffield RUFC O2 Touch Rugby (DTR) took part in a O2 Touch Rugby tournament in Nottingham on Sunday, 30 June.
Driffield went to Nottingham hoping to win a game or two and enjoy the experience, introducing some new young talent in the squad to the tournament side of the game. They faced some mighty opposition from some great clubs on the day from large cities.
- Group Stage Match 1 : Driffield faced Lincoln : they got off to great start with a 2 – 1 victory with tries by Nick Sims and Angus Lowe
- Group Stage Match 2 : they faced Leicester who had a large squad of quality players. Driffield started confidently taking Leicester by surprise with a quick break and early try. As confidence grew, Driffield went on to score a further 2 tries with excellent set play by Kian Miles and Bill Lees to help the side win 3 – 0, with two tries by Nick Sims and one from Angus Lowe
- Group Stage Match 3 : Driffield next faced Derby, another large squad of players against Driffield’s 10 players. Derby started well using the roll-on roll-off substitutions ensuring Driffield faced fresh legs throughout the match. But the Driffield defence stayed strong with excellent defensive displays from younger players Charlotte Miles and Lucy Donoghue, and from Simon Miles’ awesome save on the line to prevent them scoring. Then Driffield used captain John Driskell’s experience to drive forward and score. Once the first try was scored the team couldn’t stop, with Kian Miles scoring two, Angus, Bill, Nick and Ben adding to the tally taking the final score to Driffield 6 – 0 Derby.
- Group Stage Match 4 : Driffield faced Crewe, who had become aware of how well-organised and drilled the Driffield team was, unbeaten in the group with the highest score count and lowest tries conceded they realised how tough the match would be. Crewe were a solid in defence and it was a close game at 1-1. With just one minute left to play, Angus Lowe stepped the ball and with a mighty shout of “pass” by Nick to Kain, Nick ran the full length of the pitch to score in the final second to give Driffield a 2 – 1 win and top position and a unbeaten record.
Driffield were through to the semi finals, and faced Camp Hill in a tough battle against a young fast team. Camp Hill took the lead and kept pushing for more. Driffield scored twice but conceded giving Camp Hill victory : Driffield 2 – 6 Camp Hill. Camp Hill went on to battle Northampton side Coys, with Coys taking victory on the day.
It was a excellent performance from Driffield’s team, finishing third on the day.
Anyone interested in joining the team is free to come on a Monday evening to Driffield RUFC’s rugby training pitches at Kelleythorpe : the training session runs 7-8:30 pm and all are welcome as we try to build a bigger squad ready for the Hull Winter League which starts in September, and future tournaments, You can follow the team on Facebook “Driffield Touch Rugby” or on Instagram.
If you would more information please contact Ben Scott on 07888 832230 or firstname.lastname@example.org