Maroons reach BARLA Cup final

DEWSBURY MOOR’S Under-18s have made it to the final of the BARLA Yorkshire Cup following a 28-16 home win over West Hull.

Moor signalled their intent from the first whistle when they went on the attack.

Caden Wilkinson went over for the game’s first try after strong running from Alex Hollingworth, Cain Crotty and Jacob Cresswell paved the way for him to touch down. Cameron Adleigh goaled.

Shortly after Moor went over for another try.

This time Dean Carr was the scorer following good play from John Bowness, Tom Kaye and Archie Bruce to put Moor 10-0 in front.

But West Hull are always tough opposition and they bounced back with a well-worked try in the corner. A difficult conversion was added and the visitors were right back in the game at 10-6.

In the second half it wasn’t long before the hosts found themselves trailing.

West Hull’s prop forwards’ hard work paid off when they found a gap in the Dewsbury defence and went over for their second try.

The goal attempt was successful and West Hull

led 12-10.

Moor’s Max Vernon soon put Moor ahead again however, with a clever run which resulted in an impressive try. Vernon also added the extras to make it 16-12.

But West Hull never went away and fought hard to the final whistle.

They equalised with their third try of the game at 16-16 and was it not for the missed conversion the visitors would have had the lead.

But Moor dug deep once more in the closing stages of the game to seal the win.

The try came from  Cresswell after he forced his way over. Vernon added the extras to make it 22-16.

Soon after Vernon kicked a penalty goal which extended Moor’s advantage further.

The game was then beyond doubt after Crotty forced his way over for the game’s final try which sealed an impressive win for the home side.

Moor have booked their place in next month’s final at the South Leeds Stadium, where they will meet either Skirlaugh or Farnley Falcons.

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