Sherwood WolfHunt romp to victory on Yorkshire League debut

Sherwood Wolf Hunt started life in the Yorkshire Men's League in epic style with a 13 try romp over Sheffield Forgers at Debdale Park.

Sunday, 9th May 2021, 4:24 pm
Sherwood WolfHunt romped to an impressive opening win.

Led by Captain Lee Chapman Wolf Hunt found themselves in a bit of an arm wrestle for the first 10 minutes with both teams testing each other out. Both sides put bodies on the line and some huge tackles were exchanged, but it was Wolf Hunt who eventually came out on top with two tries out wide for Pete Alldread and Tobias Lieber. Following this, a nasty injury to Forgers Thanvi Hoque, put the game on hold for almost an hour whilst he received medical treatment.

From the restart it didn't take Alldread long to go over for another 4 pointer, with centre Rick Wilde registering his first try for the club on debut. Some sloppy defence from Wolf Hunt allowed Forgers in for a try just before the half, which served as a wake up call that Forgers were still throwing themselves at this contest.

Half time 22-4

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The second half started and it very quickly became a one way street. Forgers struggling to control a rampant forward pack, and despite a lot of handling errors from both sides they were never allowed to get into the game as a contest. Forwards Will Jones, Ben Lee and Cam Stewart enthusiastic in defence, laying a platform for the impressive Richie Hughes to guide the Red and Greens around the park. The floodgates well and truly opened up, and a further 48 second half unanswered points were posted by a ruthless Wolf Hunt intent on proving their worth in the Yorkshire Men's League.

Alldread secured his hatrick try, and with further tries from Perceval, Hughes, Stewart, Wilde, Ward, Lee and Hill the game was wrapped up and done with as contest.

To their credit, Forgers didn't stop working right until the very end, earning the respect of their counterparts, despite finishing the game with a depleted squad.

In an all-round superb team performance, excellent on the day for Sherwood were Cam Stewart, Ben Lee and Chris Perceval with the Man of the Match award going to Richie Hughes.

John-Ross Ward was faultless with the boot racking up a personal tally of 22 points, kicking goals from all over the park.

Next up is a tough away tie against Dearne Valley Bulldogs next Saturday, once again behind closed doors.