A SPARKLING performance in the foursomes paved the way for a first victory of the season for the Union Juniors at Crosland Heath.
York were the visitors and they quickly found themselves struggling for points as Halifax, Huddersfield took a 10-2 lead after the foursomes.
While the visitors won the singles 13-11 it wasn’t enough to prevent a 21-15 win for Halifax, Huddersfield.
West End duo Brad Hardcastle and Joe Stott started the ball rolling with a 7&5 win and that was matched at the rear of the field by Bradley Hall/Bradley Park pairing Josh Bailles and Ben Kaye.
Jon Fleetwood and Connor Judson were the only home pairing to miss out as Halifax, Huddersfield won five of the sixes matches.
However, the afternoon singles proved a slight anti-climax for the home side as they were edged out.
Hardcastle again gave Halifax, Huddersfield a great start with a 7&6 win over York’s top player Ben Statters, from Easingwold, and with further wins for Judson and Josh Morton the scene was set for a very big win.
However the York youngsters struck back hard with wins in five of the next six matches and it needed a half from Stott to stop the rot, before Bailles and Kaye settled the outcome with 4&3 and 6&4 wins.
Halifax, Huddersfield names first: Foursomes: Brad Hardcastle & Joe Stott bt Tom Satterthwaite & David Hague 7 & 5; Josh Morton & Josh McAspurn bt Ben Statters & Simon Morley 5 & 4; Jon Fleetwood & Connor Judson lost to Ryan Diuga & Joel Preston 6 & 4; Marcus Pell & Gary Moolman bt Mattie Heals & Tom Matthews 5 & 3; Henry Butterworth & Liam Dean bt James Walsh & Jordan Kendrew 2 & 1; Josh Bailles & Ben Kaye bt Sam Pepper & Matthew Roberts 7 & 5.
Halifax, Huddersfield 10 York 2
Singles: Hardcastle (West End) bt Statters (Easingwold) 7 & 6; Judson (Halifax) bt Morley (Easingwold) 2 & 1; Morton (Hanging Heaton) bt Diuga (Kirbymoorside) 3 & 1; Moolman (Huddersfield) lost to Heals (Fulford) 1 down; Fleetwood (Crosland Heath) lost to Satterthwhaite (York) 2 & 1; Peel (Lightcliffe) lost to Walsh (Malton) 2 & 1; Stott (West End) halved with Hauge (Malton); McAspurn (Marsden) lost to Preston (Malton) 1 down; Butterworth (Hebden Bridge) lost to Kendrew (Scarthingwell) 4 & 3; Bailles (Bradley Hall) bt Matthews (Pike Hills) 4 & 3; Kaye (Bradley Park) bt Pepper (Fulford) 6 & 4; Dean (Halifax) lost to Roberts (Fulford) 4 & 3.
Halifax, Huddersfield 11 York 13.
Total: Halifax, Hudds 21 York 15.