18 months has passed since our last YIDU league fixture, so the u18's were raring to go for our first fixture again Halifax and Huddersfield at Willow Valley Golf Club.
Fielding a strong team we got off to the best possible start with Luke Thornton & Will Storr bring home the first points with a 5&4 victory from the head of the field. More points would follow from Captain George Clark and Tommy Risker before our 3 debutants, Cooper Beck, Marcus Moore and Bobby Beasley all contributed to a 9-3 lead for the East Riding.
Into the singles and the Halifax and Huddersfield team were in no mood to roll over as they shot out of the blocks to take 7 out of the first 10 points. Halifax and Huddersfield were right back in the match and with the next 3 games all going down the 18th the match could swing either way. Jacob Hodgson, Harry Anderson and Jack Northgraves experience from previous years shone through as they all claimed valuable 2 points each to put the East Riding on the cusp of victory.
Cooper Beck and Marcus Moore followed their great form in the foursome to record 3&1 and 6&4 victories to put the East Riding over the line for a 24-12 victory...a great start to the season
Thank you to John Illingworth, Peter Robertson and Chris Clarkson for their support during the day, but a special thank you to Steve Thornton for his continued support and enthusiasm for our u18's team.
Under 18s Team Manager