HUDDERSFIELD’S Under 19s charged into this Sunday’s Yorkshire Plate final after demolishing Guisborough in an eight-try rout at Lockwood Park in the semi-final replay.
Having tied the previous encounter 32-32, Huddersfield powered to a 56-13 success to book a showpiece against Moortown, away, on Sunday (12.30).
Huddersfield were well aware that Guisborough’s main threat came from their forwards and the home side concentrated on playing an expansive game and utilising the whole pitch, and for the most part the plan worked.
After going behind to an early penalty, Huddersfield opened with one of their best tries of the game, when flanker Billy Dempsey broke clear and fed to No8 Sam Scott, who returned to Dempsey. He in turn found winger Brad Gorman, and although he was brought down just short of the line, he still managed to get his pass away to centre Tom van Rooyen who scored by the right corner flag.
Fly-half Chris Brook added the touchline conversion, and then from the resultant kick-off, Scott collected, beat off several tackles, broke clear and scored under the posts.
This time it was full-back Tom Owen who kicked the conversion and Field were up and running.
Guisborough cut the deficit with a couple of penalties and an unconverted try from a rolling maul, but Scott scored his second touchdown after a Van Rooyen break, Brook converting, and then Van Rooyen also added his second try after an interception, converted by Owen to catapult Huddersfield into a 28-13 lead.
The pace of the game began to take its toll on Guisborough’s players and Huddersfield now began to take complete control, Charlie Brook powering through for their next try, Chris Brook converting before hooker Fran Entressengle ran clear, drew his man and sent Gorman racing over, this time Owen adding the extras.
There were further tries from Matt Kinge and Entressengle, both converted by Owen to round off the scoring.
YMCA’s Colts will play Waterloo at Eccles (Manchester) on Sunday in the final of the Lancashire and Cheshire Bowl.
Having won every League game in Division D of the Lancs & Cheshire League this season, they were just edged out 17-10 by top-flight side Manchester.
The eventual winners of Sunday’s Bowl will then go on to play in the North I challenge.