Queensbury and Oakbank make Bradford schools final
Queensbury and Oakbank High Schools Year 10 teams are celebrating after clinching their place in the bactive Bradford Rugby League Schools final.
Having finished fourth in the regular season Queensbury upset the odds to claim a resounding 28-6 win over St Bedes. In the other semi final Oakbank continued their impressive march to the final with a 24-12 victory over Bradford Academy.
St Bedes v Queensbury
After physical opening encounters it was Queensbury stand-off Ethan Ryan who opened the scoring with a fine jinking run down the right hand side.
Bradford Bulls Scholarship prop Luke Robinson followed up with two further first half tries to make the score 14-0. The second half carried in similar vain to this first when Luke Robinson powered over from a quick tap to complete his impressive hat-trick.
St Bedes finally made it on the score sheet when Full back Tom White went over for a converted score. Two more Queensbury tries in the closing minutes from Konnor Kenny and Oli Bartle made the final score 28-6.
Men of the match: Queenbury Luke Robinson. St Bedes Liam Worby.
Oakbank v Bradford Academy
An early solo effort from Oakbank loose forward Kyle Akrigg gave the Keighley side the best possible start to the game. From this point on the first half was an evenly contested game before a short pass from Akrigg sent Luke Moorby over to make the half time score 10-0.
Following the break Bradford Academy stand-off Bradley Allsop gave his side hope with a quick fire brace of tries down the right hand side to pull the score back to 10-8.
However the comeback was short lived as Akrigg managed to spin out of a tackle and crash over; quickly followed by a Rooney touchdown gave Oakbank some breathing space.
In the closing minutes Armani Francis got the reward his efforts deserved as the Academy back rower went over, before Rooney had the final say to make the final score 24-12.
Men of the match: Oakbank Kyle Akrigg. Bradford Academy Bradley Allsop.
Bactive Bradford Schools final
Tuesday May 24
Grattan Stadium Odsal.