Youthful exuberance shines through as Hemsworth thrash York

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HEMSWORTH chalked up an emphatic victory over York RI at Moxon Fields in Yorkshire Division 3 on Saturday.

Coaches Carl Wroe and Matt Lowe gave youth a chance to shine against their struggling visitors with Danny Wright and Matty Henstock getting their debuts at hooker and wing forward respectively.

The hosts had a point to prove after their previous defeat at Burley and immediately put York on the back foot with a series of attacks resulting in a great break by Joe Thompson to score under the posts and easily add the conversion.

Paul Lawton added a second try almost straight after the restart before York hit back with two penalties.

Rob Hooker replied with an unconverted try but had to leave the field with an eye injury before the York centre intercepted a Hemsworth pass to score on the break.

There was still time for Paul Lawton to barge his way over the line for his second try to see the hosts lead 22-11 at the break.

Dave Gorton was introduced alongside Shaun Rowley and Hemsworth began to look even more impressive.

Dean Joburns twice went over the whitewash to put the hosts in full control.

Mark Mears was sent to the sin-bin for ten minutes but the damage had already been done, despite a good spell of York pressure that resulted in a try.

Hemsworth stepped up the pace in the final 15 minutes and Hawcroft crossed for his sixth try of the season, Thompson converting.

Dean Joburns moved to fullback with Zac Mears on the wing and the pair combined to put Joburns in at the corner for another score.

Hooker returned to the field and bulldozed his way over for one of his trade mark tries from close range with Thompson converting.

Rob Taylor finished the game with a spectacular try.

Young forwards Wright and Henstock shared the man of the match award with Paul Lawton after their non-stop performance.

The victory leaves Hemsworth in eighth in the table ahead of Saturday’s trip to fifth-placed Thornesians (kick-off 2.15pm).

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