Stanningley and Wests taste cup success
The BARLA Youth Cup Finals produced two great games as Stanningley and West Hull claimed cup success with Skirlaugh Bulls missing out twice.
A try from Nathan Parker in the closing minutes helped Leeds side Stanningley lift the under 16 cup with a 32-22 win.
Parker’s late effort – which allowed Jordan Lilley to land his fifth goal – completed a see-saw encounter in which the Hull side let and eight point slip.
Lilley had opened the Stanningley account with a penalty before the Bulls hit back with tries from McCauley Kelsey and Callum King, plus a conversion from Louis Straw.
Stanningley bounced back through Sam Hallas, Ashley Harison and Ian Crowe for an 18-10 half-time lead, which Lilley increased to 10 points with another penalty early in the second period.
Skirlaugh’s Danny Crane and Hallas then exchanged touchdowns before Liam Sharp crashed for the Bulls.
Straw’s third goal made it 26-22 before Parker struck late on to clinch the victory.
In the under 15s showcase Skirlaugh were again the losing side as they went down 18-10 to city rivals West Hull.
A brace from Connor Noble and a conversion from Charlie Weaver eased them into an early 10-0 lead, but that proved to be the end of their scoring.
Wests – led by a great effort from their forwards – battled their way back into the contest by the interval as Gordon Lane improved a try from Jez Litton.
Zeus Silk levelled matters shortly after the break with a touchdown as Lane’s goal edged his side ahead for the first time.
Then, with the final whistle not far away West Hull made sure of victory with a Joe Appleyard try which Litton improved.
BARLA Yorkshire Youth Cup Finals
The Big Fellas Stadium, Featherstone
U16s – Stanningley 32 v 22 Skirlaugh Bulls
U15s – West Hull 18 v 10 Skirlaugh Bulls