Youthful Quins have too much quality

Barney Fountain sets up a Harlequins attack
Barney Fountain sets up a Harlequins attack

Whitby Harlequins fielded a youthful team for their fixture with Seaton Carew.

An opportunistic first-half try from Seaton Carew proved to be their only score of the day after the Quins defence fell a sleep and Carew were left with an overlap.

Kaz scores in the corner

Kaz scores in the corner

Terrible conditions prevented the Harlequins being able to release any of their pace.

However, despite the onslaught of the larger opposition the Quins defence would remain impregnable for the rest of the encounter.

Whitby centres tackled strongly and with the opposition realising they would not score again out wide, they aimed to outstrength Whitby but strong defence spoiled any forward momentum.

Come the second half Whitby were buoyed by the wind and slope advantage so opted to keep ball in hand.

Nathan Kaz burst through the defence to open the scoring after some powerful runs.

The Quins opted to pass the ball wide at all opportunities and found themselves maintaining a good field position.

The game was littered with handling errors, courtesy of a slippery ball.

Despite the front row players having a difficulty finding their footing, Whitby won a scrum against the head.

Grason fed the Quins fly-half quick ball and with the opposition defence wrong footed a kick to the corner saw the Harlequins winger who had pace to burn touch down.

Whitby’s superior fitness levels told towards the end of the game as the Quins winger crossed for his second and Seaton Carew were penalised consistently for illegally slowing the ball down.

After taking a quick tap penalty Mitchell Cannon fended off the opposition’s number eight and touched down under the posts only to score again moments later in similar fashion.

With neither team scoring any conversions, the final score was 25-5 to a youthful Harlequins side.

While there wasn’t much they could do in attack due to the conditions, they defended impeccably throughout.

Harleuins’ man of the match: Pete Stentiford – wrong-footed the Carew defence constantly and set up many attacking options.

Whitby Harlequins 25 Seaton Carew 5