BARTLETT’S BARLA UNDER 12’S YORKSHIRE CUP FINAL
EAST LEEDS 12
CASTLEFORD LOCK LANE 8
LD Nutrition Stadium
Featherstone Rovers RLFC
East Leeds edged out Castleford Lock Lane in which both sides gave their all until the final whistle and both sides and coaches can be proud of their efforts.
Both teams attempted to get on top with the defences holding well on top of some some tigerish tackling but East Leeds playing up the slope in the first half opened the scoring on the last tackle when fullback Cai Taylor collected a crossfield bomb to score in the corner.
East Leeds began to get on top with their forward drives and they doubled their lead on 15 minutes when loose forward Connor Saynor drove over for a try to make it 8-0.
Leeds got off to a flyer in the opening minute of the second half and second row forward Bobby Freer made a great break through the Lane defence on 21 minutes to give his side a 12-0 lead.
Lane battled hard to come back into the game but Leeds defence held firm until five minutes from time when centre Sam Waterhead took the ball on the wing and sprinted 35 metres up the touchline to score in the corner.
They then got some momentum to get back in the game and great handling saw second row forward Samuel Darley touchdown in the left corner to make it 12-8 with a minute left.
Sadly for them they ran out of time to a relieved Leeds side.
EAST LEEDS: Cai Taylor, Ashton Mallory, Sonny Pattison, Joe Ward, Lloyd Williams, Jack Ward, Kai Johnson, Declan Ementon, Mason Corbett, Kayne Priiestley, Kian Cosgrove, Bobby Freer, Connor Sayner. Subs: Luke Gerrard, Joe Clarkson, Charlie Speight, Cai Clarke
CASTLEFORD LOCK LANE: Oliver Beardsley, Lawson Schofield, Callan Appleby, Sam Waterland, Thomas Hedge, Harley Sayles, Harvey Moon, Will Jagger, Tom Papworth, Harvey Scott, Callum Jones, Oliver Mitchell, Josh Whitingjham. Subs: Samuel Darley, Leon Tonks, Jack Hildred.
Player of the Match: Mason Corbett (East Leeds)
Game filmed by Alpha Photography, Milnrow, 07973 735570