Hall Cross are Doncaster school rugby champions

Hall Cross celebrate beating Trinity Academy.
Hall Cross celebrate beating Trinity Academy.

Hall Cross Academy U14s have claimed the Doncaster Schools Rugby title after a 22-15 victory over Trinity Academy in the Castle Park final.

After losing to Trinity 32-12 earlier in the season, Hall Cross set about their task from the off, and opened the scoring after five minutes when winger Harry Ramsbottom crossed for a try in the corner.

However, Hall Cross wouldn’t have it all their own way as Trinity scored the game’s next two tries to lead 10-5 after 11 minutes, a scoreline they saw through to half-time.

Hall Cross coaches Sam Taylor and Dan Storey’s half-time team talk worked wonders, as second row Ethan Hardy drove in under the posts for their second try, giving fly-half Adam Wilson an easy conversion to swing the game back in Hall Cross’ favour, 12-10.

Inside centre Louis Birkill continued to take the game to Trinity, before Wilson scored and converted a try to leave Hall Cross in command.

It was then Trinity’s turn to enjoy a spell of pressure but Hall Cross’ defence stood firm, and Wilson looked to have put the game out of sight with a penalty to extend the lead.

Despite a late rally and a try with the game’s last play, Trinity came up short, leaving Hall Cross captain Owain Herring to lift the trophy. Wilson claimed man of the match for his 12 points.