On Thursday the 10th of May, at four o clock. X11 apostles battled against St Josephs in the combined semi-final of the Kirkhall and John Woods cup. It was a very exciting and nerve wracking match because X11 Apostles had already lost against St Josephs at the beginning of the season and a lot was riding on the result of this game.
To start the match X11 Apostles kicked off to the away team. Then, the Twelvies pushed the away team back to their own try line and showed the visitors how good they are. After a short time, X11 Apostles opened the scoring with Evan H providing the 4 points. Ben then getting the two points. St. Josephs seemed to be getting back into the game but X11s proved to be too strong. The home side inflicted more damage to the opposition with two more quality tries from Evan and Bradley. Then the half time whistle blew and it was time for a breather.
With the Twelvies’ confidence high the second half commenced. Even though the game plan was working, the home team were still aware of what St Josephs are capable of doing, so they knew that they had to keep the intensity and pressure on. The Twelves seemed to be doing this as they replied to a lengthy spell of St Josephs’ possession with another Evan H try making it 24-0. With the final whistle approaching and the finals in their sight, X11 Apostles confirmed their place at Leigh Miners with Evan H’s 3rd and X11 Apostles final try of the evening.
The game finished 30-0 making it X11 Apostles’ biggest and most impressive win of the season. The whole team were in mass joy as they realised they had just secured a place in both the Kirkhall cup and the John woods cup finals. The coaches couldn’t decide on one man of the match so they gave it to the whole team as it was a sensational joint effort.
Written by Reece and Evan H.