Stern words inspire rousing second half for Whitby

Some stern words at half-time inspired Whitby RFC to victory at Oliver’s Mount, beating Westover Wasps who have recently strengthened and improved.

Three times, Rugby Club took the lead in the first half only to be pegged back minutes later with sloppy defending, allowing Wasps to capitalise and level.

Damon Craig opened the scoring when he met a Jobling corner and headed it in from six yards.

Kilpatrick got the second, coolly slotting past the keeper when one-in-one.

The third was fortunate as the Wasps keeper caught the ball then dropped it on the floor, which resulted in him trying kick the ball clear but only side-footing into his own net.

With the sides going in 3-3, Club then took control of the second half after some stern words at half-time, pressing Westover in search of the lead – and it eventually arrived on 70 minutes when the Westover keeper failed to hold on to a cross and Steven Ross was there to nip in and smash into the net.

Kilpatrick made the game safe with his second of the game, finishing well from close range.

Jobling then finished off the scoring when receiving the ball on edge of the area, holding off his man and burying past the keeper.

Manager Ste Mothersdale said: “This was a hard-fought three points as we got pegged back three times by a stubborn Westover, but we got the better of them in the second half.

“We took our chances, extending it to 11 games unbeaten since the start of the season.”

He said with Kilpatrick with some dazzling runs and two goals, and Jobling with four assists and a goal himself were the star men.

This Saturday (Nov 30), Rugby Club are away to Seamer Reserves.

Westover Wasps 3 Whitby Rugby Club 6