Exceptional Nathan Cullen Scores Four Tries Against Moortown

Exceptional Nathan Cullen Scores Four Tries Against Moortown
Exceptional Nathan Cullen Scores Four Tries Against Moortown

RUFC Under 15s travelled to West Yorkshire West Yorkshire to face Moortown, puting in another solid performance to come away with a good strong victory.

Beverley were on the front foot from the first whistle and some excellent interlinking ensured the visitors got their match off to god start.

Tom Barnard, Nathan Cullen and Harvey Barron ensured ground was made as Beverley charged to the home teams line, following a few phases of play though Cullen pounced onto a loose ball on the line to score his first try, converted by Alex Nuttall.

Cullen’s second try soon came within 2 minutes of his first, again strong forward momentum allowed the back to move the ball and full back Sam Acaster was able to release Cullen for another try.

Cullens third came within 4 minutes of the restart, when some exceptional interlinking with Barron mesmerised the Moortown defence and Cullen secured his hatrick within 8 minutes of the game starting.

As the game settled the powerful Beverley pack continued to dominate, excellent drives by , Ben Walker and Josh Dillon allowed Beverley to continually move forward and they were well supported in the rucks by Alex Crockett, Oliver Lazenby and . Adam Skeates distributed to Barnard from scrum half with pace and precision allowing the backs to open up the home teams defence.

It would not be too long before the Beverley scored again, this time the powerful Jasper Ghio evaded a number of attempted tackles to force himself over.

The game continued in a similar vein, Moortown made some tactical changes and with some help from Beverley being constantly penalised allowed them into the game, and they soon scored a try, this was short lived though as Cullen again supported some excellent runs and from the improving Ben Ashley to add a further try before the break.

Making changes at half time with seemliness changes of Cameron Lawley, Barney Malster and Jasper Law coming onto the pitch showed the strength in depth that this team has created, all put in excellent work in the half both tackling and attacking play.

 Moortown again assisted by Beverley being peanlised did have the upper hand though in the first 10 minutes scoring two tries to close the deficit, but again Beverley regained composure and good work from Aaron Waring allowed Barron to outpace the defence and score, converted by Nuttall.

 The final try of the day came when again the forwards attack the Moortown line, Crockett had a try disallowed, but then Moortown failed to clear their lines before Walker was able to drive over and finish the game on a high.

 This was another excellent team performance, the score doesn’t reflect the dominance to the Beverley team had in this game, but they need to learn to play the referee’s whistle and decision’s and keep composure to see games through.

Man of the match was a simple decision, this week Nathan Cullen was again exceptional scoring four tries, plus the work rate in defence he was the deserved man of the match.

Final Score:  Moortown 26 U15s 39

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