Thatto Heath 26-20 Heysham Atoms U14s

Man of the match and try scorer Ike Eastwood.
Man of the match and try scorer Ike Eastwood.

Heysham Atoms’ under 14’s travelled to St Helens to take on Thatto Heath, one of the more established clubs in the North West, but were beaten 26-20.

Thatto opened the scoring when they found an enormous gap in the Atoms defence and scored under the posts after only a minute.

From the resulting kick off another large gap appeared on the second tackle and was fully exploited by Thatto, scoring a 60 metre try under the posts.

However, Atoms responded when Kyle Barton barged his way over out wide, bringing the score to 12-4.

A few more unforced errors by the Atoms gave Thatto Heath a lot of possession which resulted in two more tries, making the half time score 22-4

It was Thatto who scored first in the second half but Henry Higginson put Ike Eastwood through a gap to score under the posts which he then converted, making it 22-10.

Simon Cody ran 60 metres to score a great Atoms try which Eastwood converted before Barton barged over for his second try making the score 26-20, but time was running out.

The Atoms had one last chance to score from the kick off.

Thatto kicked off and tackled Ciaran Sutcliffe and the referee blew up.