Warriors tame Rhinos

Leyland Warriors Under-8s at Pilkington Recs
Leyland Warriors Under-8s at Pilkington Recs
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Leyland Warriors Under-11s recorded a fantastic 38-10 win at Cadishead Rhinos thanks to a great all-round display.

Under-11s recorded a fantastic 38-10 win at Cadishead Rhinos thanks to a great all-round display.

In the first half, Warriors put in a faultless display.

Hague, Watson, Cooper and a Harris double – aided by the conversions of Hill, Cleece, J Parkinson and Harris – provided a 28-0 lead.

The second half was tighter and both teams added two tries, with Hague completing his hat-trick for Warriors, and Cooper adding the extras.

McColl, Watson and Hill were at the heart of the tackles but they were backed up every time by the rest of the team, with Smith standing out.

Warriors Under-10s suffered a 30-0 home defeat to Woolston Rovers.

Despite the result, there were positives for Leyland including Theo Bishop and George Fairbairn putting in some strong running, while Adam Bluck had a great game in the middle of the park.

Dylan Kenyon and Matthew Broadfield were also a constant threat.

The last home game of the season for Leyland Warriors Under-9s proved a tough one as they lost 28-8 to Culcheth Eagles.

Warriors were slow out of the traps and Culcheth notched up a hat-trick of tries in the first 10 minutes.

Gradually, Leyland settled down and put in some strong drives from Charlie Hicks, Alex Blair, debutant Tom Ford and Tom and Will Down.

There was also some good tackling from Jake Cooper, Zak Bentham, Luke Weston and Tom Cain but they could not prevent Eagles from going into a 24-0 half-time lead.

In the second half, Leyland were far better and an excellent pass out to Matthew Schmid from Weston nearly resulted in a try before Jack Tootell found a gap down the left-hand side to score.

And towards the end, Schmid intercepted the ball and ran the full length of the field to score a great try.

The Under-8s struggled at Pilkington Recs and went down 8-0.

However, strong drives by Harry Jones, Edward Hailwood, Mario Antoniou and Arran Kearns brought Michael Howells and Luke Schmid both close the line. Ellis Grice put in a sterling performance once again at dummy-half with some good passes to move the play up the field.

And Pius Whatton helped the defence with some good tackling, while there were try-saving tackles on the line by Schmid and Declan Fell to keep the score down.

The opposition man of the match went to Edward Hailwood, Warriors’ man of the match was Riley McFarlane and top tackler went to Schmid

Warriors’ Masters team played in a festival at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, home of Warrington Wolves, which was a dream come true for a number of the players, who are big Wire supporters.

Six teams in total played in a round-robin tournament.