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1st XV - Match centre

Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
Bradford & Bingley
S Hodge, K Tetley, G Stead, T Van-Rooyen
Tries
T Cummins, J Malthouse, T Johnson
Unknown, G Stead, G Stead
Conversions
L Taylor (3), Unknown
G Stead
Penalties
L Taylor
Penalty Try
Penalty Try
Sat 5 Jan 15:00 - Northern Division - North One East Full time

Huddersfield Y.M.C.A 34-31 Bees

Bees snatch defeat from the jaws of victory

The Bees began 2019 the way they ended 2018 with a defeat in a game which they should have won. The Wagon Lane side had a 31 points to 8 lead after they earned a penalty try in the first minute of the second half and should have the wherewithal to put the game to bed having built such a lead.

With a 23 point advantage, the visiting supporters thought their side would surely now kick on to register a significant victory over the side two places above them in the division. However it was not to be. The home side were nothing if not tenacious and resilient in their fight back and had their normally dead eye kicker and former Bees favourite, Gavin Stead, not left his kicking boots at home, in the end, the YMCA side could have claimed a far more handsome victory of their own as Stead missed four shots at goal which he may have landed on any other given Saturday. The wheels came off the Bees afternoon between the 57th and 69th minutes where they conceded three yellow cards, awarded against Ante Majic, Jack Malthouse and Tom Cummins and also leaked three tries which allowed the home side to pull the deficit back from 8-31 to 29-31. That yellow card against Cummins was his second of the afternoon, so he was shown red in the 67th minute, leaving the Bees a difficult 13 minutes with only 14 men on the field. In fact, because Malthouse was shown yellow in the 65th minute, the Bees actually faced the 8 minutes with only 13 men on the field.

After Stead had claimed YMCA's fourth score in the 69th minute and slotted the conversion to bring the home side within two points, The Bees needed calm heads to keep the ball away from their increasingly rampant hosts and run the clock down with the ball either deep in home territory or metaphorically shoved up a Bees jumper to grind out the final minutes. However, it was not to be, as another rush of blood from a Bees player gifted the ball back to the hosts and Tom Van Rooyen was quickly over the whitewash to put his side in front for the first since the first quarter.

Huddersfield YMCA V Bees 2019
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Before the game the Bees had to shuffle their backline as Gene Te Amo had returned to New Zealand on a personal matter during the Holiday break, meaning Jack Malthouse moved in off the wing where he had collected 11 tries in his 11 games so far this season. However, the shuffle of personnel did not seem to disturb the Bees unduly, with Tom Cummins opening the scoring on 5 minutes. Sam Hodge collected a score for the home side in the 19th minute which Stead converted to give YMCA the lead for a short time. Lance Taylor edged the Bees back into the lead with a penalty and despite losing Tom Cummins to his first period in the sin bin, the visitors were looking increasingly dominant and when Malthouse broke out of his own 22 and galloped to the tryline on 35 minutes, the Bees were now in the ascendant. As the half wound down into injury time, Tom Johnson darted over for another score, showing no after effects from a suspected broken jaw, which had threatened to sideline him for a significant chunk of the season. Taylor's conversion meant the side turned round at 24 points to 8, with the Bees looking good value for that lead.

When the second half opened with a penalty try to push the Bees to 23 points clear and also claim the four try bonus for the 12th time in 15 games this season, it looked likely that the visitors would run away with the game and pull themselves only two league points shy of their hosts in the North One East table, putting Anthony Posa's side into the playoff contention with a home game against third placed Morpeth to come on Saturday 12th January.

Nick Patterson

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Key moments

5:00
Try Tom Cummins scores for Bradford & Bingley
6:00
Conversion Lance Taylor kicks a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
19:00
Try Sam Hodge scores for Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
25:00
Penalty Gavin Stead kicks a penalty for Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
26:00
Penalty Lance Taylor kicks a penalty for Bradford & Bingley
35:00
Try Jack Malthouse scores for Bradford & Bingley
36:00
Conversion Lance Taylor kicks a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
40:00 +2:00
Try Tom Johnson scores for Bradford & Bingley
40:00 +3:00
Conversion Lance Taylor kicks a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
41:00
Conversion Conversion for Bradford & Bingley
59:00
Conversion Conversion for Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
65:00
Try Kyle Tetley scores for Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
66:00
Conversion Gavin Stead kicks a conversion for Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
69:00
Try Gavin Stead scores for Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
70:00
Conversion Gavin Stead kicks a conversion for Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
72:00
Try Tom Van-Rooyen scores for Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.

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Huddersfield YMCA V Bees 2019
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Highlights

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73:00 Missed Conversion
Gavin Stead misses a conversion for Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
72:00 Try 34 - 31
Tom Van-Rooyen scores for Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
70:00 Conversion 29 - 31
Gavin Stead kicks a conversion for Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
69:00 Try 27 - 31
Gavin Stead scores for Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
67:00 Yellow Card
Tom Cummins is yellow carded for Bradford & Bingley
67:00 Red Card
Tom Cummins is sent off for Bradford & Bingley
66:00 Conversion 22 - 31
Gavin Stead kicks a conversion for Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
65:00 Try 20 - 31
Kyle Tetley scores for Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
64:00 Yellow Card
Jack Malthouse is yellow carded for Bradford & Bingley
62:00 Sub On
Joe Daley is substituted on for Bradford & Bingley
62:00 Sub Off
Adam Sutcliffe is substituted off for Bradford & Bingley
59:00 Conversion 15 - 31
Conversion for Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
58:00 Penalty Try
Penalty try awarded to Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
57:00 Yellow Card
Ante Majic is yellow carded for Bradford & Bingley
53:00 Sub Off
Joe Daley is substituted off for Bradford & Bingley
53:00 Sub Off
Ryan Wederell is substituted off for Bradford & Bingley
53:00 Sub On
Roger Raper is substituted on for Bradford & Bingley
53:00 Sub On
Michael Crotch is substituted on for Bradford & Bingley
42:00 Yellow Card
Kyle Tetley is yellow carded for Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
41:00 Conversion 8 - 24
Conversion for Bradford & Bingley
41:00 Penalty Try
Penalty try awarded to Bradford & Bingley
End of period 1
40:00 +3:00 Conversion 8 - 31
Lance Taylor kicks a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
40:00 +2:00 Try 8 - 29
Tom Johnson scores for Bradford & Bingley
39:00 Sub On
Mat Cochrane is substituted on for Bradford & Bingley
39:00 Sub Off
Michael Crotch is substituted off for Bradford & Bingley
36:00 Conversion 8 - 17
Lance Taylor kicks a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
35:00 Try 8 - 15
Jack Malthouse scores for Bradford & Bingley
32:00 Missed Penalty
Gavin Stead misses a penalty for Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
29:00 Yellow Card
Tom Cummins is yellow carded for Bradford & Bingley
26:00 Penalty 8 - 10
Lance Taylor kicks a penalty for Bradford & Bingley
26:00 Yellow Card
Joah Bradley is yellow carded for Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
25:00 Sub Off
Roger Raper is substituted off for Bradford & Bingley
25:00 Sub On
Harry Butler is substituted on for Bradford & Bingley
25:00 Penalty 8 - 7
Gavin Stead kicks a penalty for Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
20:00 Missed Conversion
Gavin Stead misses a conversion for Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
19:00 Try 5 - 7
Sam Hodge scores for Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
9:00 Missed Penalty
Gavin Stead misses a penalty for Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
6:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Lance Taylor kicks a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
5:00 Try 0 - 5
Tom Cummins scores for Bradford & Bingley
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As it happened

  • Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
  • Bradford & Bingley
  • 0
  • Tom Cummins Try 5:00'
  • Lance Taylor Conversion 6:00'
  • Sam Hodge Try 19:00'
  • Roger Raper Sub Off 25:00'
  • Harry Butler Sub On 25:00'
  • Gavin Stead Penalty 25:00'
  • Lance Taylor Penalty 26:00'
  • Joah Bradley Yellow Card 26:00'
  • Tom Cummins Yellow Card 29:00'
  • Jack Malthouse Try 35:00'
  • Lance Taylor Conversion 36:00'
  • Michael Crotch Sub Off 39:00'
  • Mat Cochrane Sub On 39:00'
  • Tom Johnson Try 40:00 +2:00'
  • Lance Taylor Conversion 40:00 +3:00'
  • Conversion 41:00'
  • Penalty Try 41:00'
  • Kyle Tetley Yellow Card 42:00'
  • Joe Daley Sub Off 53:00'
  • Ryan Wederell Sub Off 53:00'
  • Roger Raper Sub On 53:00'
  • Michael Crotch Sub On 53:00'
  • Ante Majic Yellow Card 57:00'
  • Penalty Try 58:00'
  • Conversion 59:00'
  • Adam Sutcliffe Sub Off 62:00'
  • Joe Daley Sub On 62:00'
  • Jack Malthouse Yellow Card 64:00'
  • Kyle Tetley Try 65:00'
  • Gavin Stead Conversion 66:00'
  • Tom Cummins Yellow Card 67:00'
  • Tom Cummins Red Card 67:00'
  • Gavin Stead Try 69:00'
  • Gavin Stead Conversion 70:00'
  • Tom Van-Rooyen Try 72:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Morpeth 17 64
2. Scarborough 17 64
3. Huddersfield Y.M.C.A. 17 62
4. Morley 16 48
5. Bradford & Bingley 17 48
6. Driffield 17 46
7. York 16 45

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