Brods back in the winning groove as Roundhegians put to the sword

Tom Wildsmith in full flight for Old Brods U14s during their emphatic victory over Ilkley  in the Yorkshire Cup
Tom Wildsmith in full flight for Old Brods U14s during their emphatic victory over Ilkley in the Yorkshire Cup

Old Brods under 17s made a welcome return to winning ways with a comprehensivge 40-0 success over Roundhegians.

The first try came from some brilliant individual play by George Smith who ghosted past three players to score under the sticks. The second came soon after when good work by the forwards won turnover ball for George Pickles to score under the posts.

A third followed after a great take from the kick off from Sharp and after a series of plays Pickles scored. All three were converted to make it 21-0 at half-time.

Roundhegians never gave up and there were a significant number of cover tackles and hard yards needed to keep them out. However, Brods regained their composure and structure, scoring three more tries from Matt Thompson, Bradley Allen and a final try from Binns, Ryder adding a further two conversions.

Old Brods under 14s enjoyed a resounding 47-12 victory at home to Ilkley in the first round of the Yorkshire Cup.

Fielding a weakened team due to player unavailability, the rampant backs once again combined creative skills with pace.

However, this victory was created by hard work from the forwards who dominated the ruck and maul areas, making well-earned yards and scoring two tries as reward.

Brods opened the scoring with their first real attack when the ball went down the back line to Will Caldwell who straightened then sliced between winger and full-back to score under the sticks.

The second soon followed when centre Harris Morris dummied to score in the corner before forward drives were completed by Tom Ashton.

This was quickly followed by two more tries, a break through the middle by CJ Russell and a Morris length-of-the-field effort. Ilkley pulled one back just on half-time.

The start of the second half was scrappy with both sides struggling in the blustery conditions before Russell got Brods back into scoring mode. Ashton then scored his second before Will Caldwell became the fourth player to score a brace. Joe Potter converted four.

Ilkley scored a well-earned try on the final whistle, a just consolation for a team that never gave up.

Old Brods under 16s dominated their first meeting with Heath for some time before running out 52-7 winners.

Both sides tested each other out before Brods started to mount some good attacking platforms with Peter Ashton and Elliot Craven making the yards.

However, Heath came up with ball from a ruck and quickly moved it out to their strong centres who drove downfield to score under the posts.

Brods took the game by the scruff of the neck and with Sam Burford Erye commanding the forwards they moved quickly upfield to score through Myles Watson with George Ayreton levelling things at 7-7 with the conversion.

Brods took control with Jack Farley scoring after neat work by the backs to make it 12-7 at the interval.

It was the Brods forwards who had the next say with captain for the day James Millington leading from the front with some great carries allowing Joe Sealey to go in for the next score.

Brods gave all their players a run out and further tries came from Alfie Blackhall (2) James Hodgkinson and Peter Ashton with Watson going in for his second.

Old Brods Colts ran in 10 tries as they secured a 64-0 success over Hull Ionians.

The opening try was created by Greg Roper who caught his own kick, broke a couple of tackles and passed to Roebuck who scored.

Great Brods back play allows Ben Armitage to score in the corner before strong play in the forwards enabled scrum half Sam Jeffrey to pick up at the back of the ruck and score under the posts Chris Bell converted for 17-0

A strong run from Isaac Cracknell allowed Jordan Moana to score, Bell adding the extras, before another scrum on the Hull try line saw Moana pick up at the back and run in for his second for a 29-0 half-time lead.

Straight after the restart Matty Smith ripped the ball in the tackle and fed Bell who passed to Chester Butler to score, Bell added the conversion.

Excellent backs play led to Jasper Ayrton scoring another, Roper adding the extras, after which strong running from Bell and a great pass put in Butler for his second, Roper converted.

Jonny Cole then picked the ball up deep in his own half and embarked on a storming run before passing to Butler for his hat-trick.

Roper converted leaving Cole to wrap up the try-scoring with Roper adding the final two points.