Newsome Panthers Under 14s proved far too strong for Whinmoor Warriors as they stormed to a 38-6 triumph to reach the second round of the BARLA Yorkshire Cup and a home tie against Stanningley.
The last time the two teams met, the Panthers produced a poor performance and were second best.
But there was no repeat this time around as they produced an excellent team performance in front of Huddersfield Giants Head of Youth Performance Andy Kelly and Scholarship coach Richard Kelly.
The home side were on the front foot from the start, with props Malachi Taylor-David and Scott Moorhouse leading the way, and took the lead when Henry Barton and Ben Holmes moved the ball from side to side for Leighton Davis to score the opening try after just four minutes.
The home side were beginning to dominate a physical Whinmoor team and Scott Dearnley was proving a handful for the visiting defenders.
Full-back Billy Haywood crossed twice in the next 10 minutes after he combined brilliantly with captain Joe Hughes, who converted both.
Hooker Bryn Peel, Wes McGuire and prop Thomas Spiliotis came from the bench and added to the momentum. In fact, Spiliotis, on his first touch of the ball, took it out wide and barged past two defenders to race down the line for Newsome’s fourth try of the game. Haywood added his third try just before half-time to make it 24-0.
Whinmoor used their big players to barge through a slack home defence at the start of the second half before Newsome began to regain the momentum, with centres Aaron Reid and Travis Corion working well with wingers Daniel Jessop and Rico White to halt the increasing pressure from the Whinmoor attacks.
Alistair Wiford was harassing the Whinmoor attackers and it wasn’t long before Hughes dummied his way over for Newsome’s sixth try, and
Haywood and Corion added two more following brilliant runs to complete the scoring.