Brods youngsters delighted as Yorkshire Cup is secured

Old Brods under 17s celebrate their Yorkshire Cup success
Old Brods under 17s celebrate their Yorkshire Cup success

Old Brodleians under 17 finally got their hands on the Yorkshire Cup after seeing off the threat from West Park Leeds 27-10 in a pulsating final.

With a full team at their disposal for the first time this season they were in no mood to let this game get away from them after being knocked out in the semi-finals for the previous four years.

West Park started well with strong running and fierce tackling. However, Brods had good field position with Matt Smith and Steve Scott making good yards.

In perfect conditions, the Brods backs were running great lines with Chester Butler and Liam Parfitt working well together.

West Park had the covering defence, though, and it was from a rolling maul that Adam Roebuck peel off to take the first score, Chris Bell adding the conversion.

West Park were determined and it needed outstanding defence from Isaac Cracknell and Ollie Firth to keep things under control.

After some technical infringements West were awarded a penalty in front of the posts which they duly kicked, taking the score to 7-3.

The Brods answer was to take the ball down field with quick recycling, marshalled by Sam Jeffrey. The ball was passed out to Bell and a great set move saw Greg Roper go over for a try for a 12-3 half-time lead.

With everything in the balance Brods regrouped and started to show some class. Bell kicked a penalty for 15-3 before another ball from the lineout set up a maul and Jonny Cole went over with Bell adding the extras.

Brods knew they could not step off the gas and they put real pressure on the West Park forwards, resulting in a lot of dropped ball.

Brods again turned the pressure into points and another set play saw Jasper Ayreton score in the corner.

West Park decided to give one last push and were rewarded with a score under the posts to bring the score to 27-10.

Brods relieved any real threat by kicking downfield and playing West in their own 22 for the final 10 minutes of the contest.