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Lancashire are the Under 19’s Tri Series Champions after a 30 -10 Roses victory over Yorkshire after the scores had been deadlocked at 10-10 after the visitors had come back from 10- down.

Leading 16-10 on the hour mark three tries in six minutes and a conversion made sure there was no comeback for Yorkshire and Lancashire ended up worthy winners.

Jack Hanson gave a man of the match performance just shading it over many contenders in the Lancashire with his general kicking game, bringing both the backs and forwards into play  display. He kicked three from six conversions and scored a superb eighty metre try for his sides second.

Lancashire opened the scoring on ten minutes when Yorkshire knocked on a Joe Prior bomb and from the scrum the ball went out wide and Tom Davies through a gap to score and Hanson added the extras.

Four minutes later it was 10-0 with Yorkshire pressing they put a grubber towards the Lancashire line but the ball was scooped up by Hanson who scorched over in the far corner.  

On the half hour Yorkshire came back into the game when tackling machine Brandon French crossed for the visitors and five minutes later it was a level game as Bret Barlow went over and Kieron Jones added the extras.

It was nip and tuck in the second half but Lancashire struck first from the play the ball when Prior jinked over untouched for a converted ry.

Yorkshire then lost the ball for a spell early in the tackle count and Lancashire then hit them with a triple whammy. On 60 minutes superb handling saw Harry Gagen go over for another six pointer, three miutes later Davies completed his brace and on 66 minutes Matty Wilkinson went over for the sides final try for memorable win.

Lancashire Under 19’s Head Coach Alan Coleman

“Absolutely delighted with the attitude of each and every lad throughout the last 9 weeks. We have reaped the rewards of total commitment and honest hard work. I am very proud of each and every lad and it’s been a pleasure to work with such a group of talented young men”.

LANCASHIRE: 1. Darrian Ball, 2. Harry Gagan, 3. Josh Swift, 4. Tom Davies, 5. Niall Allen, 6. Jack Hansen, 7. Joe Prior, 8. Kieron Atherton, 9. Matty Wilkinson, 10. Dylan James, 11. Charles Tyson, 12. Gavin Roden, 13. Connor Ratcliffe Subs: 14. Deon Cross, 15. Serge Molinovsjki, 16. Billy Aldred, 17. Morgan Fearnley, 18. David Boon.

YORKSHIRE: 1. Nathan Hill, 2. Adam Allerton, 3. Jack Lazenby, 4. Bret Barlow, 5. Bradan Hunter, 6. Kieron Jones, 7. Brandon Pickup, 8. Gareth Nicholson, 9. Cameron Bruce, 10. Ryan Bowie, 11. Jordan Siddons, 12. Martyn Riley, 13. Toby Richardson. Subs: 14. Ben Arbon, 15. Jack Watts, 16. Mathew Todd, 17. Brandon French  

MOM: Jack Hanson (Lancashire)




It was agony for Yorkshire after the ‘White Rose’ county who came from 25-8 down after 52 minutes to win the game 28-25. But it was ecstasy for Lancashire who regained the championship winning it on point’s difference by two points, as Yorkshire needed to win the match by five points.

The seminal moment of the game came in injury time with Yorkshire chasing the winning try, they broke down the left channel and looked certain try scorers until second row forward came from nowhere chasing back and ankle tapping the Yorkshire player bringing him to the down and him being tackled.

That enabled Lancashire to regroup and hold on until the referee blew for full time much to their relief and joy on realising they were champions.

The game had everything you could wish for including a hat-trick from the flying Pat Foulstone and it was a pity there had to be a loser.

Both sides went hammer a and tongue at each other but Lancashire took the lead  when on 14 minutes Adam Thomason went over to the left of the posts. Ste Parkinson added the extras which was a surprise to some in the crowd.

Yorkshire replied instantly a minute later to cut the lead to two points as Danny Crabtree scored out wide.  

Lancashire then scored two tries in three minutes for an 18-4 lead, Jack Jones crossed on 17 minutes and at the end of the first quarter Tom Owen drove over from close range with Parkinson converting both.

Yorkshire cut the lead back to ten points on the half hour as they threw the ball down the line and Foulstone went in at the corner for his first but the conversion struck the post.

Six minutes into the second half Lancashire increased the lead as Jones completed his brace for another six pointer and although it looked funny at the time Tommy Cunningham dropped a goal to give his side a seventeen point lead and they looked in complete control to run out easy winners going into the final quarter.

On 62 minutes Crabtree went over for another four pointer and when Foulstone went over for his second three minutes later and Danny Rouse landed the conversion it was game on at 25-18.

With five minutes left Foulststone completed his treble but Rouse couldn’t add the extras and they trailed by two three points. Yorkshire could sniff the win and went for it Bartley O’ Brien crossed for a six pointer and they led for the first time in the game.

Then came that Prendegast moment which clinched him the man of the match and Lancashire the title)

Lancashire Head Coach Mark Lee

“Although we played we played good rugby in spells we switched off and almost let it slip away completely , I must give credit to the lads and the staff for the reparation , at the end of the day I don't feel we gave a good account of ourselves but the aggregated scores still gives us the series”.

Phil Johnson Lancashire Chairman

“Overall I'm delighted with 2 great performances, I'm delighted with the commitment and prep by both teams and it’s always a pleasure to have 2 of the 3 trophies back in the cabinet.”

LANCASHIRE: 1. Tommy Cunningham, 2. Barry Rothwell, 3. Sean Lester, 4. Adam Thomason, 5. Ste Parkinson, 6. Jack Jones, 7. Danny Lynch, 8. Jack Sherrett, 9. Dan Fairhurst, 10. Tom Owen, 11. Luke Bradshaw, 12. Adam Prendegast, 13. Mick Ledger. Subs: 14. Danny Clayton, 15. Brett Taberner, 16. Scott Davidson, 17. Adie Gleeson.

YORKSHIRE: 1. Mikey Hayward, 2. Pat Foulstone, 3. Danny Crabtree, 4. Jack Courtney, 5. Lee Jones, 6. Nathan Slater, 7. Danny Rouse, 8. Alan Dunham, 9. Josh Knowles, 10. Jenson Okhovt, 11. Luke Tagg, 12.Bartley O’Brien, 13. Matt Smith. Subs: 14. Andy Kay, 15. Craig Jeffels, 16. Scott Howarth, 17. Adam Jolly

MOM Adam Prendegast (Lancashire)

Match Reports by Jim Parry & Steve Manning

The final game will be played on Sunday 23rd November at Leigh Miners, transport will be available, anyone needing transport let me know as the coach's will probably be departing from different locations.

Once again we are still requiring prizes for our raffle any of you who have anything from your district leagues can you let me have them as soon as possible.



BARLA 3 Counties U19`s & Open Age Matches

The 3 Counties under 19`s & Open age start their campaigne to become champions with the game on Sunday 2nd November at Mary Port with Cumbria taking on Lancashire U19`s at 1.00 p.m. with the open age game following. Sunday the 9th November will see the next games, If the Open age of Cumbria lose to Lancashire then both the Under 19`s and the Open Age will play Yorkshire at Stanningley A.R.L.F.C. if Lancashire Open age lose then the Yorkshire Under 19`s and Open Age will travel to Lancashire on Sunday the 9th November.


Yorkshire U17`s Squad.


Yorkshire v Cumbria U17`s

Try 16 mins Will Maston,try Jacob Crosswell, goal Joe Willock,

Try Cumbria 31 mins Connor Fitzsimmons 31 mins

HT score Yorks 10 Cumb 4

Try 37 mins Will Johnson, goal Joe Willock,

Try 40 mins conversion from touch line side Joe Willock, try 43 mins Yorks cpt Brad Gott, goal Joe Willock,

Try 59 mins try 63 yorks set piece Steve Clarke goal Joe Willock

Try Cumbria 69 mins Owen Myres final score 42-8


man of match, Will Johnson of Beverley Braves recieving the award from BARLA Board member Mick Turner.

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