Keighley Albion 26 Oulton Raiders 18

KEIGHLEY Albion grabbed their first win of the season in Yorkshire Men's League Division One against Oulton Raiders.

An unfortunate mistake at the kick-off gave Oulton a scrum on Keighley’s 10-metre line which they took full advantage of to score with only two minutes on the clock and kicked the goal to go six

points in front.

Keighley were welcoming back some senior forwards who took the game to Oulton with some crunching tackles but were struggling to get out of their own half going up the hill.

Stand-in captain Gary Boocock was the first to break the defence in the 25th minute to score a try, which was converted by Finlay Meegan.

The next score came to Oulton on 35th minute but did not convert to go into the half-time break 10-6.

The second-half started with Keighley going down hill and their big pack soon started to take advantage and make some good metres before the ball was passed out wide for winger Ethan Lawrie to touch down, with the goal converted by Finlay Meegan.

Keighley stepped up a gear with some hard tackling by ex-Cougars ace James Feather, which saw him crossing the line to score a try which Finlay Meegan once again converted.

Keighley were now playing with confidence and, with a good set of passes, winger Kieran Blakeley broke down the wing to some how offload the ball to full-back Alfie Seeley to score.

Finlay Meegan missed the conversion to relinquish his 100 per cent record for the season.

Oulton did not wait around and replied with a try in the next minute with their backs breaking the line up the hill.

Half-back Taylor Stott returned to the game on the wing and it didn’t take him long to step his opposite number to score out wide. With Meegan off the field, Callum Hudson took the kick but was unfortunate to go just wide of the post.

Once again Oulton's backs broke again up the hill to score the next try on the 78th minute. Keighley held out to get their first win of the season.

Albion's players player was Joe Preston for some strong running.

Keighley Albion's captain Gary Boocock was just pipped at the post by Mark Smith for man of the match voted by Oulton Raiders.