Slideshow: Whitby Harlequins v Barnard Castle

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A young Whitby Harlequins rugby union side entertained a big Barnard Castle side in Saturday’s match at the Showfield.

Captain Jim Fountain bravely volunteered to play in the front row due to a shortage of big men.

The big visiting pack dominated in the tight and soon took the lead through two short range tries.

Gallant defence from Wilson, Grason and Barney Fountain in the backs and Eglon, Waterfield and Marsay did stem the tide temporarily but Barnard Castle went further ahead with another forward drive.

On the stroke of half-time Sam Webster, who was having a great game at full back, returned a kick 50 metres for a fine solo try for 5-20 at the interval.

The second half saw a rib injury to Whitby’s skipper and this meant ‘uncontested’ scrums which had a balancing effect on the game.

Whitby’s youngsters got more ball and ran their bigger opponents around the field, gradually coming more into the match and, from a good move, the marauding Mitch Cannon barrelled over.

Barnard Castle hit back with two further tries through their large forwards but it was the Quins who had the last word as the excellent Webster sliced through for his second individual touchdown.

Man of the match: Sam Webster

Whitby Harlequins 17 Barnard Castle 32