Billingham triumph in Plate Final
By mike brown
Billingham welcomed local rivals Acklam to Greenwood Road after rearranging the original final date.
Both Acklam and Billingham arrived early and were in good spirits ready for what was to be a great day.
Acklam kicked off and stole the ball back however it was the stronger Billingham pack that turned the ball over and ran the ball in for a score.
Thus being the theme of the evening. Acklam started brightly and Billingham ground them down and broke away to score.
The game teetered off at 50 point to nil until Acklam scored a try back however Billingham had the last word with a final score and the game finishing 55-5
It was an outstanding performance with the full squad putting in a big not forgetting the injured Tom Farnaby.
It has been a great journey with a great bunch of lads. 4 years ago this team nearly disbanded however with a lot of effort from the lads, coaches and parents the team has pushed themselves and have proven to be a real force in Durham and in Yorkshire.
3 finals in 3 years is not a bad effort.
This was the last season as juniors before embarking on colts and senior rugby and we wish them all the luck in the world!!
Thank you to the large crowd that turned up and supported the lads.
BILLINGHAM 55 ACKLAM 5