Holders Fryston pile up points in 16-try romp

Adam Rothwell bagged three tries as Fryston Warriors trounced Ossett Trinity Tigers 80-0 on Saturday. Picture: Matthew Merrick.
Adam Rothwell bagged three tries as Fryston Warriors trounced Ossett Trinity Tigers 80-0 on Saturday. Picture: Matthew Merrick.

Holders Fryston coasted through to the Bartletts BARLA Yorkshire Cup quarterfinals by trouncing Ossett Trinity Tigers 80-0.

The gulf in class between Pennine League Championship outfit Fryston and their Division Two opponents was always evident as the Warriors ran in 16 tries.

The game was over as a contest at half-time when the Castleford side led 34-0.

Previously unbeaten Ossett could not handle Monkhill Sandwiches-sponsored Fryston’s pace and power.

Steve Scott’s fifth minute try started the rout.

It was quickly followed by touchdowns from Adam Rothwell (two), Dale Cogan, Adam Withington, Lee Land and Morgan Punchard, with Andy Speake landing three first-half goals.

The one-way traffic continued in the second-half.

Rothwell completed his hat trick with a 43rd minute effort and Ben Strong, Adam Baxter (two), Dale Cogan, Withington (two), Jack Lee and Punchard also went over. Punchard took over the kicking duties to land five goals.

Land maintained his magnificent form to win the man of the match award sponsored by Alan Scarfe. He was pushed close by Scott and Cogan in what was essentially a tremendous team effort.

Fryston will aim to continue their unbeaten start to the season in Saturday’s league game at West Leeds.

In other Yorkshire Cup matches last weekend, Cutsyke Raiders won 32-16 at Hull-based Brownies Bulldogs in the first round but Brotherton Bulldogs bowed out with a 42-22 home second round defeat against Boothtown.

Cutsyke visit another Hull club Three Tuns and Queens travel to North Hull Knights in the second round on November 5.

The winners of the North Hull-Queens tie will be home to Fryston in the quarterfinals on December 3.

Fryston beat North Hull 50-10 in last season’s final at Hunslet’s South Leeds Stadium.

In the other quarterfinal ties, East Hull visit Three Tuns or Cutsyke, Boothtown are home to Ovenden and Reckitts make the trip to Siddal.