Featherstone Lions, Lock Lane and Kippax march on in Yorkshire Cup

Players from Featherstone Lions under 12s  (pictured) have thanked their coaching team of Marc Richardson and Dave Beresford and all parents, family members, friends and sponsors for a hugely successful season.  Lions won the Yorkshire Cup and Castleford and District Cup and were runners up in the BARLA Cup and in Yorkshire Junior League Division One. They trounced Hunslet Warriors 44-0 last weekend in the Yorkshire Cup  in their first run out as an under 13 team.
Players from Featherstone Lions under 12s (pictured) have thanked their coaching team of Marc Richardson and Dave Beresford and all parents, family members, friends and sponsors for a hugely successful season. Lions won the Yorkshire Cup and Castleford and District Cup and were runners up in the BARLA Cup and in Yorkshire Junior League Division One. They trounced Hunslet Warriors 44-0 last weekend in the Yorkshire Cup in their first run out as an under 13 team.

FEATHERSTONE Lions, Lock Lane and Kippax Welfare all reached the Bartletts Yorkshire Under 13 Cup third round last weekend.

Lions trounced Hunslet Warriors 44-0, Lock Lane snatched as last gasp 14-10 win against Siddal and Kippax pipped West Hull 22-16.

Castleford Panthers under 13s bowed out with a 50-18 defeat at Heworth.

In the quarterfinals on December 3, Lock Lane host Kippax and Featherstone are home to Leeds Irish Clovers.

The other ties are Hull Dockers v Oulton and Emley Moor v Heworth.

Featherstone’s entire squad impressed in their first run out at under 13 level in a game they totally dominated from start to finish.

Forwards Billy Finnerty and Maddox Jeffery each scored two tries.

Wingers Charlie Parkin and Derren Hey looked dangerous down the flanks and props Josh Carrington and Cameron Dwyer drove the ball in strongly down the middle.

Captain Eli Saul sidestepped his way through to score and full-back Alfie Beresford got on the score sheet

Adam Barstow and Josh Perkins probed tirelessly and Evan Haytack and Jude Thompson made telling contributions from the bench.

Lions did not ease up in the second period.

Lively Jaiden Tang scored a fine solo try and parents man of the match Billy Nadin caught the resulting kick off and ran 60 yards to touch down beneath the posts.

Zinzan Barden and Jack Limbert gave excellent all round performances.

Beresford and Jeffery shared the outstanding defender award.

The final try went to powerful centre Danny Proctor who forced his way over the line with a Hunslet player on his back.

Man of steel award winner Finnerty kicked four goals.

Lock Lane edged a tight match against a strong Siddal team.

Both sides started well but Lane eventually and broke the deadlock after 15 minutes with Taylor Baddeley’s cheeky try from acting half.

Siddal hit back with a try to level the scores but Lane regained the lead when a planned move orchestrated by Noah Booth saw Charlie Handford give the Castleford side a 10-4 interval lead.

Lane looked the stronger team in the second half and superb breaks by Booth and Louie Tomlinson almost resulted in tries but Siddal were rescued by some great cover defence.

Baddeley stepped his way past several defenders only to have the ball knocked from his grasp as he was about to score and the referee disallowed the effort.

Lane were out of luck again when they had another try disallowed, with Tomlinson ruled to have knocked the ball on over the line. Siddal’s forwards worked hard and their efforts were rewarded when, from a scrum, they scored a 75-yard try that levelled the scores.

Both teams worked tirelessly, with Freddie Jones, Ryan Joesph and Conor Howard making valuable yardage for Lane.

Lane pressed strongly with great attacking play by Leyton Davies and Baddeley but Siddal defended well to keep them out.

With only seconds remaining, Davies kicked down field for new boy Alfie Holmes to hack the ball on and grab the winning try.

Baddeley was man of the match and Tomlinson won the opposition coach’s man of the match award.

Lock Lane under 18s visit Skirlaugh in the Yorkshire Cup semi-finals on December 3 after winning 44-9 at Hunslet Warriors B last weekend.

Lock Lane have a home tie against Holderness Vikinngs in the Yorkshire Under 16 Cup quarterfinals.

In the second round, Lane beat Drighlington 16-12 but Castleford Panthers lost 35-20 to Birstall Victoria and Featherstone Lions conceded against Moldgreen.

In the under 15 competition, Lock Lane have a home quarterfinal tie against Normanton on December 3 following a 40-6 win at Myton Warriors.

Lock Lane are home to East Leeds in the Yorkshire Under 14 Cup quarterfinals after beating Oulton 26-16 last weekend.