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|2019 Under 18's YIDU Fixtures & Results|
|14th April||Sheffield||24-12||H'fax & H'field||at||Waterfront|
|14th April||York||18-18||Leeds||at||Sandburn Hall|
|16th April||Teesside||12-24||Sheffield||at||Blackwell Grange|
|18th April||Harrogate||23-13||East Riding||at||Thirsk & Northallerton|
|18th April||Bradford||12-24||Teesside||at||West Bradford|
|12th May||H'fax & H'field||23-13||East Riding||at||West End (Halifax)|
|27th May||Leeds||26-10||Bradford||at||Low Laithes|
|30th May||Teesside||07-29||H'fax & H'field||at||Dinsdale|
|2nd June||East Riding||25-11||Sheffield||at||Filey|
|16th June||H'fax & H'field||20-16||Harrogate||at||Huddersfield|
|21st July||York||v||H'fax & H'field||at||Heworth|
|25th July||Bradford||v||East Riding||at||Woodhall Hills|
|25th July||Leeds||v||H'fax & H'Field||at||Normanton|
|30th July||Bradford||v||York||at||East Bierley|
|5th August||East Riding||v||York||at||Scarborough NC|
|8th August||H'fax & H'field||v||Bradford||at||Crosland Heath|
|14th August||East Riding||v||Leeds||at||Hainsworth Park|
|26th August||East Riding||v||Teesside||at||Beverley & ER|
|14th July||YIDU Junior Club Team Chamionship||Wath|
|12th-16th August||EG Junior Club Team Championship||Woodhall Spa|
|28/29th August||YIDU Junior Team Championship||Bingley St. Ives|
Our first home match of the season took place at Filey Golf Club and we were eager to get our first win under our belts against Sheffield Union.
A great morning Foursomes saw the East Riding race into a 10-2 lead with great victories from Jack Maxey and Tommy Risker (5&4), Brendan Wright and Kye Steventon(4&3), George Clark and Matt McDonnell (1up), Harry Anderson and Tom Benson(7&5) and Luke Thornton and Will Storr(2&1) put us in a strong position.
Into the afternoon and Jack Maxey and Captain Tom Duck led the line very well with 4&2 and 4&3 victories to put us in touching distance of our first win. Although we only took 1 point from the next 3 matches victories from Kye Steventon and George Clark gave us the 19 points we needed. Added victories from Harry Anderson and Will Storr coupled with halves from Tom Benson and Matt McDonnell meant that the final score was 25-11 in our favour.
In the end it was a great team performance in which everyone contributed, the team ethic is improving every game and we look forward to a strong second half of the season.
Will Storr (19 points) extends his lead in the Player of the Year competition over Tom Duck (15) and George Clark (15).
ERUGC battle hard in second away loss
The East Riding under 18's headed to West End Golf Club looking to make amends after a loss last time out, this time versus last years champions, Halifax and Huddersfield.
The morning foursome produced some great golf from both teams with pretty much one sided matched all the way through. The Hull team of Jacob Hodgson and George Clark won 5&4, whilst debutant Harry Anderson and Tom Benson claimed a 3&2 victory. Jake Sowden and Tommy Risker where 3 down with 4 to play and salvaged a half meaning the East Riding were 7-5 behind...not insurmountable.
Into the afternoon singles and the match was soon level as Captain Tom Duck claimed his second singles win of the year with a 4&3 victory. It was a great start to the afternoon, but sadly one that would not last. Halifax and Hudderfield won the next 3 matches giving them a firm hold on the tie. Wins for Tommy Risker (5&4), Tom Benson (3&2) and Will Storr (3&2) gave the East Riding consolation points, but in the end a 23-13 scoreline favoured the home team.
Our next fixture is against Sheffield Union at Filey Golf Club on 2nd June...it would be great to see a big support for the first home game of the season.
ERUGC lose first game of the season
The under 18’s got their season started at Thirsk and Northallerton Golf club against a Harrogate team fresh from a win earlier in the week.
The East Riding team found themselves up against it early on with Harrogate flying out of the blocks to lead in the top 3 games. Captain Tom Duck and Jake Sowden fought valiantly, but could not haul in their opponents and lost 2&1. Charlie Milner and ?Tommy Risker also start slowly and found themselves 3 down, but an inspired back 9 led them to a 3&2 victory. Brendan Wright and Kye Steventon lost a close game 2 down, that could have gone either way and George Clark and George Davies finally lost their unbeaten record with a 5&4 defeat. The team rallied with Matt McDonnell and Tom Benson claiming half and Luke Thornton and last minute call up Will Storr claiming a fantastic 6&5 win. 7-5 at half way and the East Riding were still in it.
We needed a fast start in the afternoon and Captain Tom Duck led from the front and did exactly that with a comfortable 5&4 victory. The next 6 games all went the way of the home team with all but 1 reaching the 17th - Jake Sowden, George Davies, Charlie Milner, Kye Steventon, Brendan Wright and Tommy Risker were the guys that couldn’t quite bridge the gap on this occasion. Late wins for George Clark, Matt McDonnell and Will Storr, who was 3 down with 4 made the score respectable.
In the end it was a closer game than the score suggests with a lot of games going to the 17th or 18th hole, that on another day would have gone in our favour. We now look forward to our next match on Sunday 12th May against Halifax and Huddersfield.
ERUGC Under 18s' Team Manager