Keighley Albion 38 Acorn 28

KEIGHLEY Albion hosted York Acorn on Saturday at Crossflatts. York managed to travel with a squad of fourteen after briefly cancelling the game in the morning, but might have preferred to remain at home after falling to defeat.

Albion took to the pitch with confidence and after only one minute, Alex Young scored the opening try, with Finlay Meegan adding the goal.

The game settled down until the 12th minute, when Taylor Stott scored a converted try to make it 12-0.

With 20 minutes gone, Albion increased their lead. Forward Joe Preston came off the bench to storm sixty metres uphill to score under the posts, with Meegan adding the extras.

Next was Kieran Blakeley, who caught a cross field kick on the last tackle to finish out wide, before Owen Palmer scored to make it 26-0.

The second half started and it looked like it could be a cricket score, with Keighley's forwards now going downhill. York had other ideas though, scoring two unanswered tries to make the score 26-10.

Albion replied with Taylor Stott's second and Meegan found the target with his kick. It was end to end now as York scored the next try before Blakeley scored his second of the game.

York seemed to gain some confidence, while Albion began to panic, and the away side scored the next two tries. Albion hung on though to win 38-28.

Some crunching tackles by Connor Dunford saw him take the man of the match award, while Keighley now have a week off before travelling away to Cutsyke Raiders.