The Wetherby team certainly benefitted from their dedication and long hours training as they recovered from a 12- 0 deficit to win a hard fought game against local rivals Driffield 34 -22.
Driffield started the game very well with the result that after 15 minutes Wetherby were 12-0 down. Strong forward play and good backs moves lead to Driffield's first scores. However, just before the break, a try from Harry Cleary was converted by Billy Cale leaving the score was 12-7 at half time. Whatever the coaches said to the team at half time seemed to work as at the start of the first half second row Harry Johnson scored after excellent work by the backs. Shortly after Billy Cale returned the ball from a restart and ran half the length of the pitch for another try. With the forwards work improving no8 Jack Barthorpe powered through and crossed the line fro a try, converted by Billy, to make the score 24 -12 with 15 minutes to go. Driffield found their energy again and their forwards drove over the Wetherby line for a converted try. Wetherby's fitness in the latter stages enabled them to pull ahead with second tries for Billy Cale and Harry Cleary. Driffield didn't give up and fought hard to the end, their backs scoring a try in the dying seconds to finish the game at 34-22. The Trophy and Medals were presented by Yorkshire RFU president Ted Atkinson.
Wetherby will face Old Northamptonians in the National Semi-final which will be played at Preston Grasshoppers Ground on 19th of April