Review of 2013 - 2014 Season

P W D L For Ag Dif
League 26 12 0 14 503 638 -135
Cup/Friendly 1 0 0 1 7 44 -37
Total 27 12 0 15 510 682 -172
Rugby 1st XV

The 1st XV returned to Yorkshire 2 after their championship winning season of 2012-13 in Yorkshire 3. It had been a torrid time in Yorkshire 2 three seasons ago when the team were relegated without winning a game despite some commendable performances - the objective this season was to stay in Yorkshire 2. The squad worked hard during close season and continued to play the expansive and exciting rugby of the previous season when league games started. The first 4 games were lost but there were encouraging signs and the first win came against newly promoted Baildon at home. The team showed fine form at home and there were only 2 more defeats at Copley during the season. Away victories were picked up during the second half of the season including the key win at Ripon. Safety was secured in fine style on 5th April when Roundhegions were soundly beaten. The Playing Record in the league was P 26 W 12 L 14 F 503 A 638 and the team finished in 10th place.

Rugby 2nd XV

The 2nd XV team played in the Aire Wharfe West Merit Table division 2 under the captaincy of Luke Illingworth with Andy Wickham carrying out the managerial duties again. Their league record was P16 W12 L 4 F 378 A 169 and they finished in second place gaining promotion to the Aire Wharfe WestMerit League division 2. Including the friendly matches the overall playing record was P 25 W18. It was an excellent season for the team and it was very encouraging to see the development of a large squad with strength in depth. Andy did a great job in managing the squad to ensure that players who turned up got a game.

More of the Club's U17 players also came of age to play senior rugby and it was marvelous to see them playing with considerable distinction for the 2nd team with Rhys Town scoring some fine tries for the 1st XV.

House and Ground

Work to develop a second junior pitch at Hollas Lane pitch was completed over the summer of 2013 and the new pitch was used for junior matches including the U12s Yorkshire Cup semi-final against Morley when all other pitches were unplayable. Posts have now been erected on this pitch.

An additional £8,500 was received from Yorkshire Water under the compensation package for the pumping station in the car park. However, the Club is still waiting for Yorkshire Water to complete the legal deed of easement and settle the outstanding compensation. The additional money went towards the installation of a new boiler to replace the old one which was in danger of breaking down and had become unmaintainable.

Investment has been made in a set of gang mowers and chain harrows to cut and maintain the pitches. Additionally 80 tonnes of moist mansil sand, as recommended by the Twickenham grounds man Keith Kent, has been laid over the pitches by the club house this summer. This is a special porous sand and will hopefully improve the quality and drainage of both pitches. John Hopkinson is starting a "Friday Club" to carry out a number of maintenance tasks related to the pitches and club house. Volunteers are needed and will be most welcome.

Plans have been drawn up to extend the club house and provide urgently needed additional capacity for the junior section. Planning permission has been applied for and Peter Cowey will shortly be launching a fund raising campaign. A grant is also being obtained from the RFU. A second stage of development to provide new changing rooms is also being considered.

The bar continues to be a source of profit for the club. However, the auditor's report shows that bar takings and profit are down which is a concern.

Sponsors/Social

Sheard Packaging's sponsorship went towards the 1st team training kit and after match shirts and we are very grateful for their continued support and help. We are also grateful to DD Porter for their much appreciated sponsorship.

The regular events that make up the Club's social calendar continue to take place :- " The Sportsman's lunch organised by Richard Porter was a big success with Brian Ashton speaking. Another lunch will take place in November. " Damian Ball organised a successful awards night at the end of the season, with awards presented for both the 1st team and 2nd team. " The traditional Maundy Thursday Dinner went ahead as a Sportsman's dinner with Mark Regan speaking. " Richard Porter continues to organise the annual race trip with a trip to Thirsk again in August, and there will be another Autumn Ball in October. Rachel Wickham is organising a Quidditch tournament on 17th August as a fund raising event for Overgate Hospice. I would ask everybody to give this their full support.


Tim Thornton
Hon Secretary
Team P W D L F A Diff B Pts Pts Adj
Pocklington 26 24 1 1 790 323 467 13 111 0
Huddersfield Y.M.C.A. 26 20 1 5 673 438 235 15 97 0
Barnsley 26 17 2 7 814 432 382 17 89 0
Yarnbury 25 16 0 9 723 604 119 10 74 0
Skipton 26 15 1 10 631 455 176 16 73 -5
Leodiensian 25 14 1 10 641 470 171 11 69 0
Moortown 26 13 0 13 488 555 -67 11 63 0
Hullensians 26 12 1 13 557 511 46 13 63 0
Ripon 26 11 1 14 481 550 -69 11 57 0
Doncaster Phoenix 26 10 1 15 596 618 -22 15 57 0
West Leeds 26 9 1 16 492 729 -237 7 45 0
West Park Leeds 26 7 2 17 433 647 -214 10 42 0
Roundhegians 26 6 1 19 389 717 -328 10 36 0
Old Rishworthians 26 0 1 25 242 901 -659 4 6 0


Date Competition Opponents Venue Result Man of Match
August 31st Yorkshire Shield 1st Round Scarborough Home L 7 - 44 Photos
September 7th League Sheffield Medicals Home L 5 - 27
September 14th League West Leeds Away L 20 - 50
September 21st League West Park Leeds Home L 18 - 23
September 28th League Yarnbury Away L 12 - 55
October 5th League Baildon Home W 31 - 0
October 12th League Barnsley Away L 7 - 30
October 19th League Bradford Salem Home W 36 - 33 Photos
October 26th League Hullensians Away L 25 - 60
November 2nd League Knottingley Home W 20 - 7
November 9th League Leodiensians Away L 10 - 32
November 16th Friendly Home
November 23rd League Ripon Home W 24 - 17 Photos
November 30th League Roundhegians Away L 13 -24
December 7th League West Leeds Home W 24 - 10 Photos
December 14th League West Park Leeds Away L 3 - 32
December 21st Friendly
December 28th No Game
January 4th League Yarnbury Home P - P Waterlogged pitch
January 11th League Baildon Away W 13 - 6 Photos
January 18th League Moortown Home W 50 - 17 Photos
January 25th League Barnsley Home L 13 - 14 Photos
February 2nd Away No Game
February 8th League Bradford Salem Away L 3 - 38 Photos
February 15th League Hullensians Home P - P Waterlogged pitch
February 22nd League Hullensians Home P - P Waterlogged pitch
March 1st League Knottingley Away W 11 - 10
March 8th League Leodiensians Home W 25 - 10 Photos
March 15th League Hullensians Home L 19 - 29 Photos
March 22nd League Moortown Away L 3 - 17 Photos
March 29th Friendly Ripon Away W 20 - 14 Photos
April 5th League Roundhegians Home W 43 - 5 Photos
April 12th League Sheffield Medicals Away L 17 - 46 Photos
April 17th Home Photos
April 20th Away No Game PhotosEaster
April 26th League Yarnbury Home W 38 -32

Yorksire Shield 1st Round Draw
Malton & Norton 39 - 10 Scarborough
Bye v Bridlington
Hullensians 11 - 22 Pocklington
York HW Selby
Dinnington 28 - 21 Barnsley
Doncaster Phoenix 7 - 45 Sheffield
Redcar 12 - 13 Ripon
North Ribblesdale v Acklam
Bye v Old Rishworthians
Ilkley 11 - 10 Keighley
Bradford Salem 17 - 26 Huddersfield YMCA
Heath 39 - 3 Skipton
West Leeds 16 - 35 Leodiensians
Knottingley 35 - 25 Castleford
West Park Leeds 33 - 0 Yarnbury
Moortown 26 - 13 Roundhegians



Yorkshire Shield 2nd Round Draw
Malton & Norton 60 - 0 Bridlington
Pocklington 21 - 27 York
Sheffield 53 - 25 Dinnington
Ripon 26 - 19 North Ribblesdale
Ilkley HWO Old Rishworthians
Heath 30 - 37 Huddersfield YMCA
Knottingley HWO Leodiensians
Moortown 17 - 14 West Park Leeds

Yorkshire Shield 3rd Round Draw
York 36 - 3 Malton & Norton
Ilkley HWO Ripon
Sheffield AW Huddersfield YMCA
Moortown 18 - 34 Knottingley

Yorkshire Shield Semi-Final
York 10 - 8 Huddersfield YMCA
Ilkley 28 - 21 Knottingley

Yorkshire Shield Final
York 10 - 26 Ilkley


Yorkshire 2 Results
Saturday 4th September
Barnsley60 - 0Yarnbury
Doncaster Phoenix22 24West Park Leeds
Huddersfield YMCA29 - 3West Leeds
Hullensians13 - 18Skipton
Leodiensians64 - 7Roundhegians
Moortown12 - 19Ripon
Old Rishworthians12 - 20Pocklington
Saturday 11th September
Barnsley24 - 24Doncaster Phoenix
Ripon35 - 8Old Rishworthians
Roundhegians13 - 15Moortown
Skipton29 - 18Leodiensians
West Leeds53 - 39Hullensians
West Park Leeds14 - 39Huddersfield YMCA
Yarnbury23 - 33Pocklington
Saturday 18th September
Doncaster Phoenix49 - 18Yarnbury
Huddersfield YMCA23 - 23Barnsley
Hullensians38 - 17West Park Leeds
Leodiensians62 - 26West Leeds
Moortown22 - 15Skipton
Old Rishworthians17 - 24Roundhegians
Pocklington38 - 18Ripon
Saturday 25th September
Barnsley10 - 29Hullensians
Doncaster Phoenix23 - 27Huddersfield YMCA
Roundhegians10 - 23Pocklington
Skipton43 - 0Old Rishworthians
West Leeds8 - 22Moortown
West Park Leeds21 - 34Leodiensians
Yarnbury45 - 3Ripon
Saturday 2nd October
Huddersfield YMCA46 - 24Yarnbury
Hullensians38 - 25Doncaster Phoenix
Leodiensians17 - 8Barnsley
Moortown28 - 22West Park Leeds
Old Rishworthians21 - 21West Leeds
Pocklington27 - 25Skipton
Ripon18 - 19Roundhegians
Saturday 9th October
Barnsley27 - 28Moortown
Doncaster Phoenix35 - 24Leodiensians
Huddersfield YMCA16 - 14Hullensians
Skipton14 - 14Ripon
West Leeds23 - 15Pocklington
West Park Leeds10 - 7Old Rishworthians
Yarnbury59 - 7Roundhegians
Saturday 16th October
Hullensians39 - 13Yarnbury
Leodiensians19 - 28Huddersfield YMCA
Moortown37 - 26Doncaster Phoenix
Old Rishworthians18 - 34Barnsley
Pocklington24 - 5West Park Leeds
Ripon20 - 13West Leeds
Roundhegians13 - 31Skipton
Saturday 23rd October
Barnsley27 - 29Pocklington
Doncaster Phoenix30 - 14Old Rishworthians
Huddersfield YMCA25 - 20Moortown
Hullensians24 - 24Leodiensians
West Leeds30 - 20Roundhegians
West Park Leeds25 - 30Ripon
Yarnbury52 - 5Skipton
Saturday 30th October
Leodiensians22 - 28Yarnbury
Moortown25 - 23Hullensians
Old Rishworthians6 - 45Huddersfield YMCA
Pocklington14 - 10Doncaster Phoenix
Ripon23 - 38Barnsley
Roundhegians15 - 21West Park Leeds
Skipton29 - 36West Leeds
Saturday 13th November
Barnsley65 - 0Roundhegians
Doncaster Phoenix36 - 18Ripon
Huddersfield YMCA6 - 11Pocklington
Hullensians32 - 6Old Rishworthians
Leodiensians18 - 16Moortown
West Park Leeds8 - 27Skipton
Yarnbury23 - 10West Leeds
Saturday 20th November
Moortown5 - 23Yarnbury
Old Rishworthians11 - 16Leodiensians
Pocklington21 - 19Hullensians
Ripon18 - 21Huddersfield YMCA
Roundhegians10 - 7Doncaster Phoenix
Skipton17 - 15Barnsley
West Leeds18 - 28West Park Leeds
Saturday 27th November
Barnsley v West Leeds
Doncaster Phoenix v Skipton
Huddersfield YMCA v Roundhegians
Hullensians v Ripon
Leodiensians v Pocklington
Moortown v Old Rishworthians
Yarnbury v West Park Leeds
Saturday 4th December
Old Rishworthians v Yarnbury
Pocklington v Moortown
Ripon v Leodiensians
Roundhegians v Hullensians
Skipton v Huddersfield YMCA
West Leeds v Doncaster Phoenix
West Park Leeds v Barnsley


Yorkshire 2 Results
Saturday 11th December
Doncaster Phoenix v Barnsley
Huddersfield YMCA v West Park Leeds
Hullensians v West Leeds
Leodiensians v Skipton
Moortown v Roundhegians
Old Rishworthians v Ripon
Pocklington v Yarnbury
Saturday 8th January
Huddersfield YMCA21 - 20Doncaster Phoenix
Hullensians18 - 15Barnsley
LeodiensiansP - PWest Park Leeds
MoortownP - PWest Leeds
Old Rishworthians6 - 24Skipton
Pocklington27 - 7Roundhegians
RiponP - PYarnbury
Saturday 15th January
Barnsley28 - 6Leodiensians
Doncaster Phoenix37 - 0Hullensians
Roundhegians8 - 17Ripon
Skipton3 - 20Pocklington
West Leeds23 - 6Old Rishworthians
West Park Leeds6 - 22Moortown
Yarnbury0 - 3 AHuddersfield YMCA
Saturday 22nd January
Hullensians11 - 19Huddersfield YMCA
LeodiensiansP -PDoncaster Phoenix
Moortown0 - 17Barnsley
Old RishworthiansP - PWest Park Leeds
Pocklington62 - 8West Leeds
RiponP - PSkipton
Roundhegians18 - 53Yarnbury
Saturday 29th January
Barnsley38 - 0Old Rishworthians
Doncaster Phoenix57 - 29Moortown
Huddersfield YMCAP - PLeodiensians
SkiptonP - PRoundhegians
West Leeds15 - 20Ripon
West Park LeedsP - PPocklington
Yarnbury34 - 17Hullensians
Saturday 5th February
Leodiensians26 - 10Hullensians
Moortown5 - 31Huddersfield YMCA
Old Rishworthians12 - 15Doncaster Phoenix
Pocklington34 - 17Barnsley
Ripon16 - 15West Park Leeds
Roundhegians31 - 10West Leeds
SkiptonP - PYarnbury
Saturday 19th February
Barnsley v Ripon
Doncaster Phoenix v Pocklington
Huddersfield YMCA v Old Rishworthians
Hullensians v Moortown
West Leeds v Skipton
West Park Leeds v Roundhegians
Yarnbury v Leodiensians
Saturday 5th March
Moortown v Leodiensians
Old Rishworthians v Hullensians
Pocklington v Huddersfield YMCA
Ripon v Doncaster Phoenix
Roundhegians v Barnsley
Skipton v West Park Leeds
West Leeds v Yarnbury
Saturday 12th March
Barnsley28 - 23Skipton
Doncaster Phoenix40 - 23Roundhegians
Huddersfield YMCA31 - 11Ripon
Hullensians0 - 27Pocklington
Leodiensians50 - 0Old Rishworthians
West Park Leeds13 - 20West Leeds
Yarnbury23 - 12Moortown
Saturday 26th March
Old Rishworthians19 - 29Moortown
Pocklington37 - 10Leodiensians
Ripon12 - 11Hullensians
Roundhegians15 - 17Huddersfield YMCA
Skipton57 - 0Doncaster Phoenix
West Leeds19 - 43Barnsley
West Park Leeds13 - 18Yarnbury
Saturday 2nd April
Barnsley25 - 17Huddersfield YMCA
Ripon5 - 20Pocklington
Roundhegians23 - 15Old Rishworthians
Skipton11 - 7Moortown
West Leeds16 - 46Leodiensians
West Park Leeds26 - 8Hullensians
Yarnbury14 - 3Doncaster Phoenix
Saturday 9th April
Barnsley v West Park Leeds
Doncaster Phoenix v West Leeds
Huddersfield YMCA v Skipton
Hullensians v Roundhegians
Leodiensians v Ripon
Moortown v Pocklington
Yarnbury v Old Rishworthians
Saturday 16th April
Pocklington v Old Rishworthians
Ripon v Moortown
Roundhegians v Leodiensians
Skipton v Hullensians
West Leeds v Huddersfield YMCA
West Park Leeds v Doncaster Phoenix
Yarnbury v Barnsley