Revenge mission after cup defeat

AFTER several weeks without a fixture the Junior Colts were keen to put together a good performance after several disappointing results away from home.

Many of the Old Brods Junior Colts are from the U16s who were knocked out of the Yorkshire Cup by Otley two weeks ago.

Several early forays into the opponents’ half were quickly undone by the Otley fullback who easily found touch with the wind and slope in his favour.

Eventually, pressure paid off and Issac Cracknell jinked over.

This was quickly followed by a run from winger Adam Parkinson to score under the posts and with Max Sheldrake’s conversions Brods were 14-0 up.

Otley then stepped up a gear and with the conditions in their favour pinned Brods into their own 22.

After a five metre lineout Liam Ward was able to break through the Brods defence to score for Otley.

From the restart the Brods backs put together lovely running rugby which allowed Parkinson to score in the corner.

This lifted the home side’s spirits and there followed a fine try.

Hooker James Krishnapallai twisted out of a tackle deep in Brods’ half and made a break. After a 30-metre dash prop Cracknell was there to score to make it 24-5 at half time.

With the wind behind them Brods started to open up the Otley defence and centre Greg Roper was first to score quickly followed by Parkinson claiming his hat-trick with a cross-field run.

Otley, down to 14-men after their centre twisted an ankle, scored another try taking the score to 36-10.

Roper scored another in the corner and then on the last play of the game Cracknell also claimed his hat trick with a try under the posts and Max Sheldrake took his tally of conversions to four with a drop-kick.