Top cup side are put to the sword

OTLEY dominated territory playing up the slope and much of the possession, although the Brods held their line intact.

Quick ball allowed Saul Roderick to finish from 30 yards to give the home side the lead 5 - 0.

Brods scrum half Bailey Ramsden then took the ball on the short side to cross, this being well converted by Tighe Maxwell-Whiteley. 12 - 0.

Danny Smith then outpaced the defence from distance to cross and run under the posts for another converted try giving a half time score of 19-0 to Brods.

Otley scored early in the second half, but good tackling caused a loose ball and Danny Smith latched on to it to score wide out and make it 24 - 10.

A long run from sub wing Ethan Smith came to nothing following a knock on and some Otley pressure was well defended by the home team.

More good runs from Kaye and Crowther and another dash from Roderick created the space for the in form Josh Stringer to draw and pass to Maxwell to score a well worked touchdown and seal the game.

There was still time for the visitors to push for another score but strong defence again stopped them and to add insult to injury Brods ran the ball from their own line and following another strong run from Ethan Smith, good hands allowed Maxwell to cross for his brace.