Shaw Cross Sharks u13s 10

Keighley Albion u13s 20

THE game started off on the front foot and it looked within the first two minutes as if this was going to be a breeze for Keighley Albion Under-13s.

Max Hassan stormed over from an early scrum to score with ease.

Five minutes later good interplay and quick hands from Jack Tetley and Lucas Evans released Jacob Haigh who drew his man and slipped in Craig Churchyard.

Shaw Cross hit back almost immediately with sloppy defending allowing the opposition to score in the corner.

Big runs from Albion’s Noel Durkin and Tolly Lickley lay waste to all in front and set the platform for Sammy Wild to jink towards the defence and play a lovely side pass to Hassan to bag his second.

A further sustained period of pressure was led by Logan Ingham who hounded the opposition full back behind his line. The resulting drop-out was gobbled up by Hassan, who completed a hat-trick of hat-tricks in as many weeks.

The second period was a lot more intense and for large periods Albion had to deal with a lack of possession.

It was an incredible arm wrestle and had Shaw Cross started like this it may have been a different outcome.

After about 20 minutes of attack and defend, Shaw Cross finally got just reward for their efforts with a second try and the only score in the second half.

Oulton Raiders U18s 12

Keighley Albion U18s 40

KEIGHLEY Albion Under-18s overcame Leeds side Oulton Raiders in a game they dominated.

Good approach play from Harvey Kemp and Sam Backhouse set the platform for half backs Bobby Darbyshire and Jacob Cox to work the ball wide when Josh Tenniswood was able to cross.

When Albion kept it simple and their approach play disciplined, the tries always looked like they were going to come.

Adam Gaunt, Tom Richardson and Josh Slingsby went close before Darbyshire put Backhouse into a gap and he charged through to score. Darbyshire added the first of his brace. Oulton added a try to leave it at 16-6 at the break.

After the interval Albion continued where they left off. Tom Richardson capped his best game of the season so far when he touched down from a Cox kick through into the Oulton in goal area.

Bobby Darbyshire got his second after another break from Richardson saw him slip the ball to the supporting half back and then Slingsby rounded off the scoring after powerful running from him broke the Oulton defence and he went over to score a fine individual try.

Cox landed six conversions out of seven to add the useful extras to Albion’s tries.