Brods at home again, this time in Yorkshire Shield showdown

Selby v Brods'Luke Scrimshaw
Selby v Brods'Luke Scrimshaw

This Saturday Old Brodleians will be enjoying their third fixture at home in three weeks as they were drawn at home to York RFC in the first round of the Yorkshire Shield.

Brods seem to be maintaining their form and enjoyed an excellent 42-14 victory last weekend over Pontefract.

The seconds are also at home and will face Sheffield Medics for the first time in a club fixture. Brods are top of the Western Championship, five points clear of the Sheffield side and it should be an interesting contest again with a potent Brods backline all of which are capable of stepping up to the firsts.

The Beavers are also at home and will take on local rivals Huddersfield YMCA.

In view of the fact that there are three senior sides at home on Saturday the club is taking the opportunity to take team photos for every side in the club including youth, junior a (2.15)nd mini sides as well as a whole club photograph incorporating all the teams in one shot. All teams are meeting at the club from noon .

All junior players and parents are invited to watch the first team game at no cost and of course the All Blacks v England game will be on the big screen live from Twickenham.

On Sunday, The Under 19s colts will be travelling to West Park Leeds looking to continue their good form and maintain their position at the top. The 16s will be at home with Selby as their visitors.

Old Brods U16s travelled to Otley and were unprepared for the swift pace and agility of Otley’s winger who took the first score within the first minutes.

Pete Ashton replied for Brods, Tom Wilson converting, before the speed of Alex Snowball produced a try, again converted by Wilson.

Brods the pressure on, allowing James Millington to take the next try and with the conversion Brods were in control.

A weaving sprint up field with ball in hand by Alfie Blackhall saw him take Brods lead to 26-5 after Wilson had converted. Otley were not done yet though as their winger sprinted over again to take the half-time score to 26-12.

The second half started with Otley’s winger crossing for his hat-trick.

Brods stepped up and when an opportunity came saw the pace of Connor Pollard take it and resulting in Brods next try.

Brods maintained their focus and Sam Burford-Ayre shipped the ball out quickly to allow Pollard the final try of the game and a scoreline of 36-17.

Brods U9s entered the West Yorks District Festival which was hosted by Wharfedale.

Old Brods A played Wharfedale B first and the home side took the spoils, but Brods defended well despite the 30-25 reversal.

Toby Cliffe, William Bentley, George Bannister and Jasper Brown (2) scored for the Brods.

Up next for Brods B were Baildon and the Woodhead lads ran out comfortable 25-10 victors, with Ben Parkin (3), Harrison Lawton and Finley Berry crossing.

Bradford and Bingley were next for the Brods A who tackled superbly throughout to record a 25-10 success.

Charlie Rookes (2), Cliffe, Bannister and Bentley scored for the Brods.

Brods B then played Ilkley B and recorded a terrific 25-15 victory. Parkin (2), Berry (2) and Lawton scored for the young Brods team.

Brods’ last game for Brods A) was against Wharfedale A, the Hipperholme lads narrowly losing 20-10.