Leyland youngsters battle to earn draw

Action from Leyland Warriors Under-8s' game against Haresfinch
Action from Leyland Warriors Under-8s' game against Haresfinch
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Leyland Warriors ARLFC Under-14s earned a 16-16 draw at a foggy Haydock in play their final game of the season against a side who had defeated them convincingly at Moss Side earlier this year.

A much-improved and determined Warriors defended doggedly, led by man of the match Declan Disley.

Owen Sumner used his pace and power to score two superb tries to counter scores from the hosts, before Kieran Tattersall powered through for a four-pointer.

Warriors’ Matthew Wilkins then used his speed to score for out wide for Leyland.

The final few minutes were tight and tense, with neither side backing down and both teams were rewarded for their efforts with the game ending in a draw.

Warriors Under-11s were just pipped 24-22 at a strong Woolston Rovers.

Leyland took a slender lead going into the break thanks to tries from Hill, Hague and Schofield and kicks from Harris and Parkinson.

Cooper added another try in the second half after Watson picked him out with a great pass out wide over the top of a dummying run from Schofield.

But Woolston added a couple more tries in the second half to snatch the 
win.

Warriors Under-10s performed admirably against free-scoring Langworthy Reds and gave their visitors from Salford a scare before going down 26-6.

Leyland needed a much-improved defensive display and provided just that against a tough team.

Despite being restricted to one superb try, a full-length effort by Daniel Rimmer, converted by Ethan Cockcroft, the game was a fairly even affair.

Leyland had plenty of chances with good field position but to no avail as Langworthy’s scrambling defence proved to be the difference.

A much-improved defensive performance for the Under-9s could not prevent them losing 24-8 at Folly Lane.

Warriors’ Under-8s went down 28-16 at home to Haresfinch.