Keighley Albion u14s 0

Batley Boys u14s 42

KEIGHLEY Albion's Under-14s suffered a heavy defeat to Batley.

In the first set Albion fronted up and forced the visitors into a kick but then proceeded to pass the ball to nobody and concede possession leading to Batley taking the lead.

The visitors were offloading in the tackle, which Albion were not reacting to leading quickly to another try.

Albion only completed one set in the entre half but did not end with a kick.

The hosts showed when they completed, they could make the yards required to compete but unforced errors and Batley’s precision meant Albion were down another try before the break.

A couple of calls at the restart gave Batley field position for which they capitalised and then put the game to bed.

Batley turned on the style and were able to add a further three touchdowns towards the end.

Meanwhile, a Max Hassan hat-trick of tries helped Keighley Albion u13s beat Kippax 46-6 in the Challenge Cup second round.

Craig Churchyard opened the scoring for Albion. Jack Tetley added the extras.

A short pass into Hassan allowed him to crash over for his first of the game. Tetley added the extras for a 12-0 lead.

They finally switched on themselves and a clever kick over the top saw Oliver Moran spill it allowing an easy try for Kippax.

A sweet ball over the top was caught by Churchyard, who expertly drew his man and slipped it out wide to Jack Beck to score.

Moments later a carbon copy saw Tetley once again put boot to ball with a dink over the defensive line, Churchyard was the quickest to react and the support play from Lucas Evans saw Churchyard to flick an audacious pass inside for Evans to crash over the line.

The second half was a continuation of the dominance from the first, Hassan was on the end to complete his hat-trick.

Kippax managed another attack, but a kick over the top was gobbled up by Churchyard, who turned defence into attack with an 80-metre run scoring under the posts.

Sam Wild capitalised on a Kippax mistake to score.

In the last minute of the game, Churchyard turned provider again to put Oliver Moran in for a try.