Panthers impress in two matches at Upton

Kippax Welfare Wolves under sevens player Sebastian Hunter takes on the Batley defence. Picture: Simon Hall.
Kippax Welfare Wolves under sevens player Sebastian Hunter takes on the Batley defence. Picture: Simon Hall.

Castleford Panthers under nines visited Upton’s Quarry Lane ground to play matches against the host club and New Earswick last weekend.

Panthers played two games and they both featured outstanding rugby by their talented young players who excelled in both attack and defence.

Elliott Norfolk and Zack Robson won player of the match awards for their superb efforts.

Robson also won the parents player of the match accolade for his outstanding defensive work in both games.

The 100 per cent effort awards went to Logan Crabtree and TJ Francis.

Crabtree also shared the the opposition coach’s man of the match prize with Lawson Hayward.

Crabtree impressed with his strong runs while Hayward gave an eye-catching defensive performance.

Most improved player awards went to Daniel Hawley and Blake Jarvis for their hard work and skilful play in both matches.

Alfie Livsey, Isaac Hutchinson and Kian Jefferson performed well and improved on their tackling.

Kaden Smith and Rhys Thornton ran strongly and showed good communication with their teammates.

All the Panthers players are progressing well this season and excelling in all departments.

Kippax Welfare Wolves under sevens were in outstanding form in last weekend’s match at Batley Boys.

Kippax played impressive attacking rugby and defended superbly throughout.

They are back in action this Sunday with a home match against Featherstone Lions.