ANOTHER return of the wintry weather resulted in an almost complete white-out of Pennine League fixtures at the weekend.
Only one fixture of Huddersfield interest escaped the snow, with Emley Moor A reaching the semi-final of the Huddersfield ARLA James Joseph Conlan Memorial Trophy after a 30-14 home victory over Meltham All Blacks.
Division V side Meltham travelled to face Emley from Division VI with an eight-point deficit due to the competition’s handicap system and facing a home side boosted by several senior players.
With little to separate the sides, it was no great surprise that neither team managed a first-half score.
But it proved a different story after the interval.
Josh Quarmby opened the scoring for Meltham, collecting a loose ball and scoring by the posts.
The All Blacks’ second try came from Matthew Carter who managed to avoid several attempted tackles and reached out to score a well-finished solo effort.
And Adam Lodge grabbed Meltham try No3 after a break by Rob Lewis.
Only one of the visitors’ tries was converted by man-of-the-match Rob Lewis, who was also named best back by Emley, with Quarmby voted the best forward.