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Match Report - Hull Dockers U14's v East Hull U14's - Sunday 21st January

RESULT  Hull Dockers 42 - 0 East Hull
Dockers turned in their best performance of the season to nil their near neighbours East Hull in a game which saw full back Joe Laws scoring 5 tries against his old club!!  Man of the Match Sam Smith opened up the scoring after slick passing saw the winger race clear and touchdown at the corner, Dockers immediately followed this up with the first of Joe Laws' tries.  With the score at 10 - 0 the game settled into a period of forward dominance but Dockers saved their best for the second half when East Hull had no answer to the champagne rugby served up, centre Ashley Docwra scored with a fine solo effort whilst hooker Travis Johnson made the most of a barnstorming run from Danny Stephenson to scoot from acting half and go in under the posts.  The try of the match came from a typical break by 2nd row Jordan Scott, who took the ball on the half way line and rounded the defence to race clear to beat the cover to the corner!!

Match Report - Hull Dockers U14's v Cottingham Tigers U14's - Sunday 14th January, 2007

RESULT  16 - 16
An entertaining game in which no half was given saw the lead exchange hands several times before the final whistle sounded.  Dockers scored the first when hooker Alex Iveson danced his way past several defenders to score near the corner, Joe Laws attending the touchline conversion.  The Tigers fought back and after a mistake in the Dockers half managed to level the game, 6 a piece with a speculative kick to the corner.  The game entered a period of forward domination before Josh Harrison crashed over for what is fast becoming a trademark try, the Tigers again replying soon after to square the match game at 10 all.  The games' most controversial moment came soon after when Dockers Luke Harrison crashed over for what everyone thought was a perfect try, only for the referee to award a scrum attack much to everyone's confusion, the try being ruled out due to the referee himself obstructing a Cottingham defender.  Dockers failed to score from the resultant set of six and adding insult to injury the Tigers took the lead with a breakaway try under the posts.  Dockers however had the final word when Luke Harrison this time made no mistake with a try converted again by Joe Laws to end the game 16 all, a fine game of rugby league that despite the controversy was well officiated by Lenny Lockton.

Match Preview - Hull Dockers U14's v Cottingham Tigers U14's - Sunday 14th January, 2007

This Sunday sees Dockers meet their opponents from the village of Cottingham, looking to avenge last seasons 38 - 22 defeat by the Tigers in the end of season Junior Group Trophy Final and 54 - 22 defeat in the league.  The Tigers own form has been somwhat erratic this season with good wins against the mid table sides but some high scoring defeats against teams in the top half of the table including last week at Myton, so it will be interesting to see which group of Tigers turn up this weekend.  Dockers for their part will be looking to repeat their encouraging 1st half performance last weekend and improve on their 2nd half performance, if they do that, then the two league points on offer might well be theirs.

Match Report - Hull Dockers U14's v West Hull U14's - Sunday 7th January, 2007

A game of two halves has never been more true, as from the kick-off Dockers forgot their league position and took the game to 2nd place West Hull.  For long periods of the first half there was little to choose between the sides.  Dockers had their share of possession and spent long periods in the West Hull half as defences dominated the early exchanges, both packs enjoying getting to grips with each other.  Strong defensive efforts by hooker Brandon Graham and loose forward Danny Stephenson kept West Hull at bay whilst in attack hard running forward play by Keiron Cocker, Ashley Docwra and Luke Harrison kept Wests on the back foot.  From a play of the ball near the posts, Dockers passed the ball wide to where debutant Joe Laws was waiting to power over the line and in at the corner, the conversion ruled out in favour of Wests by referee Marsden after a one up and one down decision by the touch judges.

The backs too had their fair share of possession and debutant Tom Collinson made a useful contribution, Scott Wilberforce and Sam Smith on the wings proved a more than capable match for their opposite numbers, whilst centre and eventual Man of the Match Steve Milne was in outstanding form, half back pair Alex Iveson and Jordon Nesvick skillfully moved the Dockers pack around the park.  West Hull went into the half time break leading 12 - 4 having scored tries from two errors by Dockers in their own half.

The 2nd half however was a different story as Dockers seemed to leave something behind after the break and the West Hull team dominated the early exchanges and enjoyed the majority of possession aided by several back to back penalties.  Dockers battled hard at times but squandered what little possession came their way.  Impact players Travis Johnson, Aaron Holmes, Josh Drury and Liam Pattison all battled hard to turn the tide but without much reward.  Dockers did finish the stronger and sustained the pressure in the West Hull half saw a typical barn-storming effort by Josh Harrison carrying three defenders over the line to score the last try of the game, Wests finishing worthy winners at 44 - 10.


Match Preview - Hull Dockers U14's v West Hull U14's - Sunday 7th January, 2007

Second place West Hull will once again be visiting Alderman Cogan handing Dockers the opportunity to improve on their previous 14 - 44 defeat during the seasons opening fixture.  After a good festive break enabling players to make their returns from injury both sides will be ready to shake off the excesses of Christmas and get back to playing Rigby League.  Games between the two teams are always entertaining and under new coach Paul Baker West Hull will be looking to make an early statement of intent to top of the table Ideal Isberg, whilst new look Dockers will be hoping to show some early cohesion and input from their new signings.

Hull Dockers U14's secure ABP sponsorship deal

Hull Docker's U14's are pleased to announce a sponsorship deal with Associated British Ports (ABP) which has seen all members of the team receive tracksuits bearing the ABP logo.  The players and coaching staff would like to thank ABP and in particular Alison Cooper for help in securing this excellent sponsorship package

Thanks for all you help this year and I hope you and yours have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a SUCCESSFUL and a PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!!

The coaches of the U14's would like to say a big THANK YOU to Sarah Sharp of CINEWORLD CINEMAS Ltd for the recent donation towards the teams fundraising efforts, our thanks go to Sarah and we hope the lucky winners will be watching the latest blockbuster soon! 

Hull Dockers U14 v East Hull U14 - Sunday 22nd October

Easts continued their league dominance over Dockers by yet again by securing the two points with a close and often hard fought game during which the lead exchanged hands several times.  Tries from Luke Harrison (2) and Brandon Graham were not enough as East's finished 16 - 12 winners, stand-off Jordan Nesvick taking the man of the match award.

Fundraising - That's ASDA Choice! - Saturday 21st October

Hull Dockers U14's were out in force on Saturday when a total of 26 hard working backroom staff, players and parents alike all showed up at ASDA Kingswood to raise funds for the U14's team through a back breaking bag packing session.  The team would like to say thank you to all of the ASDA customers who not only were very courteous and polite with the players but also contributed generously for what was a very successful afternoon at the store.  Special thanks goes to ASDA Events Co-Ordinator Elaine Young who liaised with the team in arranging the and Mandy Harrison for (as usual) ensuring that the kids had plenty of food and drink!!

Match Preview Hull Dockers U14's v East Hull U14's - Sunday 22nd October

This weekend sees another East of the City derby when Hull Dockers U14's take on east Hull in their first league encounter of the season.  Dockers have previously managed to take only 1 point from the last 6 league  matches between the two teams, so the lads will again be looking to continue their recent form with more improvement against their local rivals.  The East Hull team contains a fair number of ex-Dockers players who switched allegiance, so the competition is sure to be fierce right from the kick-off.

Hull Dockers U14's v Embassy Longhill U14's - Sunday 15th October

Honours were even in the East of the city on Sunday with Hull Dockers having the best of a 16 - 16 draw against Embassy Longhill, tries from Keiran Cocker, Luke Harrison and a brilliant individual effort from Jordan Nesvick ensured the point was earned whilst Liam Pattison weighed in with 2 conversions to complete the scoring.  man of the Match Alex Iveson provided the vital link between forwards and backs as a much improved Dockers could count themselves unlucky not to snatch the win at the end.  Debutants Arron Holmes, Sam Rice and Sam Rudderforth all contributed to the cause with steady first time performances for the team.


The coaching staff of the U14 team would like to say a big thank you to our sponsors who have kindly provided funding to enable the lads to take full advantage of the all weather surfaces and floodlights at Rosmead Street.  The coaches believe this will be a great asset during the coming winter months in 2006.