The Pumas under 12s got the day under way hosting North
Yorkshire Broncos in the North East Rugby League. Unbeaten since the first game of the season the
Pumas ranks have continued to grow and a strong side looking to move into the
Yorkshire league next season is developing really well. The Pumas ran out 46-28 winners against the
North Yorks sided who battled and competed all the way.
Next up the unbeaten under 15s continued their run with
closest rivals Whitley Bay Barbarians, a really tough and bruising encounter
saw the Pumas take the lead with back to back converted tries in the opening
quarter but then took their foot off the pedal and the barbarians came back
with a try of the of their own. A really
tough arm wrestle of a game ensued but the Pumas were able to take their total in
the 2nd half to 28 with the Barbarians only able to reply once. FT Peterlee Pumas 28 Whitley Bay 8.
In the National Conference the Pumas Open age took to the
field confident on the back of some strong performances against several teams
in the top 5 recently. Featherstone
Lions who are in a similar season but 4 points ahead of the Pumas came to the
game on the back of a win last week. A
close game all the way through saw Peterlee bomb several chances to score in
the early stages but took the lead through center Davi Garahan on the 12th
minute. Leigh Wheatley hit back for the
Puma 7 minutes later but Craig Machin and Liam Ripley added score either side
of half time with Ian Jackson adding a conversion to make it 14 4 to the
visitors. 18 year old prop Connor
Grainger got on the end of a shift wide
to cross out wide on the 35th minute converted by Paul Flynn to take
the half time score to Peterlee 10 Featherstone 14.
Davi Garahan got a second try o10 minutes into the 2nd
half 10-18followed by another by Craig
Machen 2 minutes later which was converted by Ian Jackson to take the visitors
score to 24 But hooker Zac Mcluskey on the 60th minute and Prop
Grainger getting his second on the 72nd minute to make it 18-24 set
up a grand stand finish. A penalty and
couple of mistakes game Featherstone good field position and Kyle Littlewood
crossed over in the dying minutes, converted by Ian Jackson to put the game
beyond doubt. Peterlee tried their best
to get it back in the final minutes but there was just too much to do.
Next games, away to Heworth (York) in the NCL and the A team
are away to Darlington on the 6th July. KO 14:30.