HUDDERSFIELD RUFC Under 17s narrowly lost 20-15 in Sheffield in what was intended to be a league fixture but changed to a friendly due to the absence of a Yorkshire referee.
In a bad-tempered affair, the home side started more positively, resulting in their fly half scoring a drop goal from 22m out.
Huddersfield responded well with Billy Dempsey intercepted a pass to race through to score, before Sheffield struck back following a defensive lapse which caused an overlap and enabled the right winger to score.
The visitors then responded positively and, after some good support play, the ball was worked out to winger Harry Rosser to score in the corner.
Sheffield scored again before the interval to leave Huddersfield trailing 13-10 at half time.
The second half began with a series of fouls which set the tone for the rest of the match.
The home side scored a converted try following the award of a penalty.
Sheffield had a player sent off for punching an opponent and Huddersfield took advantage of this by feeding flanker James Schofield to race through to score.
Sheffield returned to 15 players, but the game was marred again with another dismissal after their winger was sent off for dangerous play. The game fizzled out in the closing stages with the game ending 20-15 to Sheffield.