Rugby Union: Wetherby send Leeds Medics to casualty with cricket score

Wetherby RUFC in action (Photo: Guy Roberts)
Wetherby RUFC in action (Photo: Guy Roberts)

Wetherby recorded their first century of the season with a 104-0 whitewash over recently-relegated Leeds Medics and Dentists at Grange Park on Saturday.

The win extended Wetherby’s winning run to 32 consecutive matches and kept them at the top of Yorkshire Division Three.

The Leeds visitors were relegated from Yorkshire Division Two last season and have had a mediocre start to the season in mid-table.

From kick-off, Wetherby asserted themselves on the game and their first score came from winger Jack Kaye, following a turnover won by Welsh forward Tom Hicks.

Wetherby were ruthless from there on.

The Wetherby forwards set up quick and fast ball for the backs, who were clinical and racked up 50 points by half time with tries coming from the back line of Conor Sheridan, Andrew Trotman, Myles Oates and Will Jefferson.

The second half started similarly but with the forwards getting on the score sheet. Bradley Mason, Mattie Chapel, Tom Edwards and Rob Adair all crossed the whitewash to extend Wetherby’s advantage.

Leeds Medics had a strong spell in the second half but young Jack Barthorpe put in a try-saving tackle to keep them at nil.

However, he became concussed in the collision and had to be substituted.

Wetherby scored 16 tries and converted 12 of these kicks which were shared between Sheridan and Alex Dus.

Meanwhile, Harrogate Pythons maintained their perfect home record with a 16-10 victory over Otliensians at Penny Pot Lane on Saturday.

Knaresborough earned a first win of the season in a tense 3-0 win over Wibsey.