Cliff’s early score puts under 11s on course for perfect opener

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Brods under 11s kicked off their season with a double header against Ilkley and Bradford & Bingley which resulted in a clean sheet for the Woodhead team

Benjamin Cliff scored the opener in a 63-0 success over Ilkley following a pass out from Ben Hodgson, Tom Inman converted.

A quick pass out from Inman saw Cliff sprint down the wing to take a second, Inman converted, and after a great run from Jackson Wood, Ben Hodgson found a gap to cross. Inman converted.

New signing George Gilgrass made a jinking run to score after a strong drive by Dan Leahy, Inman converted, before James Farley muscled over. Inman converted on the half time whistle.

After some good link up play, Jackson Wood crossed, Inman converted, Tom Parkin picked up a loose ball and found a gap in the defence by the corner flag and Inman again added tthe extras.

Finbar O’Sullivan Matthews linked up with Hodgson to score. Inman converting, before Wood took the final try, Inman finishing the job with the boot.

Jackson Wood scored the first try in a 47-0 victory over Bradford and Bingley, converted by Inman. Toby Laurie peeled off from a maul five yards out and dived over. Inman converted.

Tom Parkin scored by the corner flag in the second half for Inman to convert before Parkin scored a second up the wing which Inman again converted. Toby Laurie ran in a belter from the centre line, Inman converted, Gilgrass scored again, Inman kicking the conversion, before Parkin completed his hat trick.

Old Brodleians under 10s coasted past both Ilkley and Bradford and Bingley Bees in their opening games of the season.

The first match against Ilkley marked Dylan Blencoe’s debut and also saw Brods come up against the only team to beat them twice last season.

Brods started strongly and camped on Ilkley’s line before Lewis Ounsworth broke the deadlock. Matthew Briggs added another before Ounsworth added a third and the ferocious Luca Powell got a reward to take Brods into halftime 4-0 up.

Ilkley came back stronger in the second half, but could not break the relentless tackling. Their spirit finally broke and John Baker crashed over to take Brods further ahead.

Ilkley grabbed a consolation score to make the final score 5-1 to Brods.

The second game was against the hosts. Ounsworth and Briggs started the scoring after which Baker got over for his second of the day before Bees got a breakaway try from their strong runner made it 3-1 at half time.

Louie Inman was on the scoresheet straight after the break, and Lewis Kay scored a magnificent try in the corner.

Next on the scoresheet was Rory Neal after new boy Blencoe drew the defenders before Baker and Briggs scored again.