Woodhead youngsters at the double against West Park

Old Brods U14s fly-half Harris Morris thwarts another West Park Leeds attack during Sundays victory for the Hipperholme side
Old Brods U14s fly-half Harris Morris thwarts another West Park Leeds attack during Sundays victory for the Hipperholme side

Old Brods under 16s returned from West Park Leeds with a 17-15 win under their belts following a terrific match.

With the Yorkshire trials cancelled it was a rare occasion for both teams to have full squads to pick from.

Old Brods U14s flanker Henry Wade hands off a West Park Leeds defender

Old Brods U14s flanker Henry Wade hands off a West Park Leeds defender

After some pressure on their line Brods gave in to indiscipline allowing Park to score the first try.

Solid defence kept Brods at bay until a great step by Harry Dunne broke Park’s line, Tom Wilson kicking the extras for 7-5.

Strong running and support saw Park go over for a second try and with half time approaching Brods were given a penalty which Wilson duly kicked making it 10-10 at the break.

Brods rang the changes in the second half but this did not deter them from their goal. Great defence kept Park out time and again and with James Millington and Luke Chadwick leading the way, Brods got back on the front foot.

Park scored an easy try against the run of play due to some lapses in what had been great defence. Brods stepped up their game and within five minutes had levelled the score with Dunne kicking a great conversion to put Brods back in front.

Old Brodleians under 14s continued their unbeaten run this season with an impressive 12-5 win at West Park Leeds.

The early part of the game was dominated by West Park Leeds, who had all the possession and ran the ball down the back line at every opportunity. It was only courageous tackling on the flanks that prevented the home side from scoring on a number of occasions winger Tom Atkinson twice to the fore.

When they did get the odd scrap of possession Brods managed to make ground with their forwards driving in hard and centres CJ Russell and Connor Murphy testing the home defence in the middle.

However, Brods had had the breeze and slope with them in the first half so to go in at half time 0-0, turned the odds in favour of the home side.

The signs looked ominous when, immediately after the restart, West Park Leeds advanced up the pitch and from a ruck close to the line their forwards drove over in the corner to take the lead.

The Brods forwards finally started to dominate at the scrums and compete at the breakdown areas and provide their possession-starved backs with the opportunity to show what they could do.

Having gone close a couple of times with stand in fly-half Harris Morris adjudged held up over the line, it was apt that it was he who took an early ball blind from a ruck to score in the corner.

With the score all square it and the game finely balanced it took a mistake by the home side to allow Russell to pick up and romp away to score under the sticks, with Morris converting.