BARTLETT’S BARLA UNDER 14’S YORKSHIRE CUP FINAL
LD Nutrition Stadium
Featherstone Rovers RLFC
The scoreline may have been low the reason being great defence from both sides which prevented numerous scoring chances and credit to that must go to the players and coaches of both sides with all giving one hundred per cent.
Stanningley started the brighter and opened the scoring on the last tackle after being camped on the Siddal for a number of minutes and from a crossfield bomb centre and captain Ethaine Wainwright scored in the corner.
Siddal playing up the slope came back into the game and had a couple of chances and levelled the game up in first half injury time when the ball went down the right channel and winger Joe Moriarty.
Stanningley started the brighter in the second and following a penalty they took the lead in the opening minutes of the second half when from the play the loose forward Nicholas Staveley drove out wide to score what turned out to be the match winning try.
As hard as they tried Siddal couldn’t level the match as a result of fantastic Stanningley defence in which player of the match Denive Balmforth was outstanding none more so than an ankle tap tackle that prevented Siddal going all the way.
STANNINGLEY; 1. Ollie Ashton, 2. Carter Beevers, 3. Ethane Wainwright (Capt), 4. Joe Broughton, 5. Mason Archibald, 6. Ben Turpin, 7. Josh Phillips, 18. Pharrell Parker, 9. Denive Balmforth, 10. Olly Simpson, 11. Bailey Harmon, 12. Sam Peel, 12. Nicholas Staveley. Subs: 14. Daniel Askam, 15. Jack Brent, 16. Findlay McKeown, 17. Ben Kershaw.
SIDDAL: 1. Ben Bland, 2. Joe Moriarty, 3. Harvey Oldroyd, 4. Dylan Jackson, 5. Leon Prince, 6. Nathan Copley, 7. Kai Morgan, 8. Alfie Sutcliffe, 9. Jacob Hirst (Capt), 10. Archie Patefield, 11. Josh Brown, 12. Ellis Hobson, 13. Morgan Gannon. Subs: Billy Davies, 16. Luca Powell.
Player of the Match: Denive Balmforth (Stanningley)
Game filmed by Alpha Photography, Milnrow, 07973 735570