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Revenge on the agenda for Old Crossleyans

OLD CROSSLEYANS will go on a revenge mission this Saturday.

OLD CROSSLEYANS will go on a revenge mission this Saturday.

The Halifax rugby union side visit Malton & Norton for a North I East clash still smarting from a 17-5 defeat there in the Yorkshire Cup first round.

There was also a cup exit for Old Brodleians, beaten 28-24 at Yorkshire I rivals Pontefract in the Yorkshire Shield second round despite a battling fightback from 21-0 down.

Brods lost out to a late try after Danny Wood kicked a penalty and then added the extras to touchdowns by Rob Jennings, Andy Clay and Ryan Harris.

The Hipperholme side aim to bounce back when they host Bridlington in a league game this Saturday.

Divisional rivals Heath have a home match against Huddersfield YMCA.

Rishworthians remain on track in the Yorkshire Silver Trophy.

They reached the quarter-finals of the competition they won in 2010 thanks to a 35-19 win at Hornsea.

Rishies started sluggishly and fell 6-0 behind to two early penalties.

But the Yorkshire III leaders began to step up the pace and by the break were 19-6 ahead thanks to tries by Chris Dyson, Aaron Canning and Joe Billing and two Canning conversions.

James Clark went over to stretch the lead at the start of the second half, but Hornsea hit back with a couple of unconverted tries, and Rishies had their work cut out.

However Canning landed two penalties to create a useful points cushion and Kurt Sutcliffe’s try added gloss to the victory, which came ahead of a key league game at Goole this Saturday.

In Yorkshire IV, it’s Halifax v Old Otliensians and Ossett v Vandals.

 

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