XAMAX BARLA NATIONAL CUP UNDER 16S FINAL
Siddal 38 Blackbrook Royals 18
Halifax side Siddal completed a magnificent historic treble in the Xamax BARLA National Cup in defeating Blackbrook Royals, having won this cup last year as an Under 15 side and two years earlier winning the Xamax BARLA Under 14 National Cup.
They opened the scoring on eight minutes when great handling saw winger Rourke Woolley and he converted the first of five from seven for a 6-0 lead. It got heated wi...th a player from each side red carded.
Things calmed down and Siddal doubled their lead on 24 minutes when prop Thomas Holroyd drove over from close range. Three minutes later centre Aaron Metcalfe scored for a 16-0 interval lead.
Blackbrook Royals after three minutes of the second half as fullback Jack Welsby scored and centre Max Roberts converted the first of his three from three 1/1 Siddal 16 Blackbrook Royals 6
The sides then swapped tries; Amir Bourouh scooted under posts for Siddal, Jake Wingfield for Blackbrook, Holroyd’s and Welsby’s seconds that made it 28-18. Two tries in the last four minutes of the game made sure there was no comeback from the St Helens side with Metcalfe going over for his brace and standoff Morgan Smithies scored under posts for the history boys.
SIDDAL: 1. Liam Whitton, 2. Harry Morton, 3. Brody Graham, 4. Aaron Metcalfe, 5. Rourke Woolley, 6. Morgan Smithies, 7. William Scrimshaw, 8. Thomas Holroyd, 9. Oliver Lewis, 10. Ellis Broadbent, 11. Oliver Waite, 12. Amir Bourouh, 13. Harry Georgiou. Subs: 14. Luke Safa, 15. Brandon Tallis, 16. Luke Mansley, 17. Joe Camlin
BLACKBROOK ROYALS: 1. Jack Welsby, 3. Jamie Little, 4. Max Roberts, 15 Kieran Taylor, 5. Danny Eden, 6. Aaron Hughes, 7. Callum Coleman, 8. TJ Richardson, 11. Jake Wingfield, 10. Brandon Scully, 13. Matty Foster, 14. Kai Siyani, Zack Lee. Subs: 11. Tom Johnson, 9. Iwan Marsh, 19.Kane Normanton, 18. Tom Lockett
MOM 8 Thomas Holroyd Siddal
Referee Jack Dyson Sanderson
Touch Judges Liam Belafonte Jake Brook