Fryston Warriors defied wet conditions to ease to a 62-18 victory over Cutsyke Raiders in last night’s Castleford and Featherstone ARL David Poulter Open Cup final.
The final, which was hosted by Castleford RUFC and well-controlled by referee Andy Sweet, was over as a contest inside the opening quarter by which stage Pennine League Premier Division champions Fryston had posted three tries against the Division Two leaders.
Cutsyke, however, showed great resilience, hitting back before a big crowd with tries by Danny Noon and Lee Cartwright, whose second score came at the death. Gav Lightowler added both conversions.
There was, though, no doubt as to Fryston’s superiority.
The Warriors, with prop Jack Smith - the Craig Hopson Memorial man of the match-– setting a strong platform, had opened with tries by Wayne McHugh, Ryan Meah and Lee Land and led 30-6 at the break through further touchdowns for McHugh and Meah, Andy Speake adding each conversion.
Cartwright opened and closed the scoring in the second period but, between-times, Fryston dominated with touchdowns for Land (twice, for his hat-trick), Jack Lee, Scott Horner, Dale Cogan and, with his third score, McHugh.
Cogan landed four goals.