Lions keep opponents scoreless for second week running

Charlie Goodrich and Oliver Hopwood set up a raid for Castleford Panthers under tens against  Oulton Raiders. Picture: Lee Crowther.
Charlie Goodrich and Oliver Hopwood set up a raid for Castleford Panthers under tens against Oulton Raiders. Picture: Lee Crowther.

FEATHERSTONE Lions under 12s scored nine tries and kept their opponents scoreless for the second week runnning in a 48-0 win against Milford Marlins.

Charlie Parkin put Lions on their way with a fine individual try out wide.

Man of Steel award winner Eli Saul then darted over.

Parents MOM Evan Haytack returned kicks with interest while Zinzan Barden scooped the top defender award for his no nonsense work.

Lively Jaiden Tang jinked through to score and Billy Finnerty went over from close range.

Centre Derren Hey went close before Alfie Beresford dummied his way over.

The final try of the half went to back rower Maddox Jeffery with a powerful burst.

Featherstone kept up the pressure in the second period. Winger Henry Warrender looked keen for work and hooker Adam Barstow made big yards.

Outstanding effort winner Tang bagged his second try before opposition coach’s MOM Billy Nadin forced his way over.

Jack Limbert and Josh Carrington both put in big defensive efforts while newcomer Bailey Ambler made a big impression during a short stint.

Jeffery rounded off the scoring with a long range effort.

Beresford and Finnerty each kicked three conversions for Lions who need to keep their feet on the ground and not get carried away after two big wins.

Castleford Panthers under tens put in a gallant effort against a strong Oulton Raiders team. In a tight match that could have gone either way, Panthers started the stronger with MOM Charlie Goodrich scoring a length of the field try.

Parents MOM Jake Smith again impressed in defence.

Oliver Hopwood won a magic moment award for a good of-load to create Goodrich’s second try.

Leroy Ncube’s try earned him the opposition coach’s MOM award while Will Barker scooted from dummy half to score.

Barker and Harry Brooks won 100 per cent effort certificates for good all round displays in a match in which all the players contributed well. Panthers’ conversions were kicked by Charlie Gaughan, Goodrich and Hopwood.

Castleford Panthers under eights played well against Thornhill Trojans and Hunslet Warriors. Oliver Holmes and William Mathers won player of the match awards.

Corey Godber and Frankie Hendrickson were adjudged the most improved players.

Max Richardson won the parents MOM accolade and Mathers and Hendrickson were the opposition coach’s MOM.

Adam Alderson and Kieran Godber scored superb tries. Cameron Woffindin made great runs and Mitchell Kitson and George Mitchell-Dale tackled magnificently.

Lock Lane under nines turned on the style in their opening league game against Heworth.

Alfie Marsh crossed for a hat trick of tries.

Ellis Stone and Jacob Longden each bagged two tries and Kolbie Rana, Rhys Firth, Louie Adamson, Harvey Lowe and Altay Ozcelik also got on the scoresheet.

Cayden Barnes, Declan Sidwell, Louie Duke and Cayden Coleman all worked tirelessly.

Tommy Cowell, Joe Jagger, Brynley Bellwood, Mackenzie Sprowson and Corey Sprowson ran strongly.

Jayden Pollitt, Kaden Clay and Neveah Clay were solid in defence.

Top tackler awards went to Longden, Firth,Barnes and Ozcelik. Adamson won the 100 per cent effort award and Ozcelik was the opposition coach’s MOM.