Celtic to play Oulton in final of Youth Cup

DEWSBURY CELTIC Under-17s booked their place in the final of the Yorkshire Juniors Challenge Cup thanks to a dominant 26-12 win over East Hull.

Celtic never trailed once against their strong opponents and went ahead through Billy Yarrow, Owen Smith converted.

But Hull hit back soon after with a converted try of their own to level the scores.

Celtic were struggling to hold on to possession due to a high penalty count, but their defence held firm.

And when Celtic had the ball they certainly made the most of it. Lewis Martin went over for a try following a high kick from Dominic Senior which was fumbled by the East Hull defence.

George Senior also bagged himself a try racing 20 metres to touch down after Hull dropped the ball during an attack, Smith converted to give the green and whites a commanding 18-6 advantage at the change of ends.

In the second period Hull’s big forwards put Celtic under pressure but they failed to capitalise on their superiority.

But Hull were first to score in the second period with a try to narrow the scores to six points.

The game was tight for the large part but in the final 10 minutes Yarrow dummied his way through the Hull defence before setting up Smith to touch down. Smith then stepped up to convert his effort.

At 24-12 and with just minutes left on the clock Celtic were in control and sealed the win with a Smith penalty.

The young Celtic side now look forward to the final against Oulton Raiders which will be held at Featherstone’s Big Fellas Stadium (July 2).

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