Newsome Panthers 36Moldgreen 22
THIS was a cracker from the start as Newsome took hold of the game going 18 points clear in the opening quarter with tries from Liam Grieg, Dylan Knowles and MoM Tom ‘The Power’ Booth.
New signings Danny Atkinson (Grafter) and Will Smith caused havoc with their tackling skills and once again the smallest player on the pitch, Shane Boltwood, was fearless in taking on the Moldgreen pack at every opportunity, James Banks got into some great positions as did Rhys Heywood and Ryan Hellawell.
Newsome lost concentration and allowed Moldgreen back into the game, but then a busting try from Tom Booth renewed the Newsome spirit. Liam Grieg kicked through a grubber for Jack Johnson to sprint after and score in the corner.
The try of the match followed, with Liam putting in a chip over the top to re-take the ball himself and score the final try to the applause of both sets of supporters.
Newsome Panthers 12Moldgreen 22
PANTHERS made the most of the weather and slope advantage and their first try came from Kieran Fay. Izaac Farrell kicked from distance to convert.
Moldgreen responded almost immediately with their first try and conversion to level the game.
Panthers regrouped and Jordan Gabrielli and Eddie Graham made strong drives which were eventually rewarded with a try from Jonathan Raw (Grafter).
Moldgreen again reacted quickly scoring their second try to level at 10-10, but in the last minute of first half play, Farrell converted a penalty to give the Panthers a first half 12-10 advantage.
In the second half Moldgreen used the downward slope and weather to their advantage, putting Panthers under relentless pressure. Despite determined tackling from Adam Barlow, Josh Clay, Ashley Armitage and Jacob Peel (MoM) Moldgreen were too strong and quickly took a 12-16 advantage.
Moldgreen added to their tally with a further try and conversion. Robert Denton, back from injury, came closest to scoring for Panthers.
Keighley Albion 10Newsome Panthers 22
NEWSOME went into the game with a determination to win their first game of the season.
Liam Johnson broke through Keighley’s defence to set up the first try of the game, but, it wasn’t long before Keighley hit back to lead 6-4 at half time.
Then Connah Joyce and Matteo Zaffino went over for tries to restore Panthers’ lead.
Newsome pressured Keighley and Connah Joyce got a second try and Jack Pullein converted.
Then Ryan Newburn had the final say, running 20 metres through the defence to settle the match for the Panthers.
MoM: Elliot Pearce.
Newsome Panthers 52
Brighouse Rangers 0
DESPITE fielding only 11 men while also boasting the largest number of Nathans per square yard, Panthers hosted Brighouse, having won the away fixture a few weeks earlier.
Tinarshe Chinyemba made a powerful early foray to set up a Rhys Whitehead try. Nathan Hartley and Nathan Pimm combined for Connor Matheson to score out wide, then lost possession led to a scrum and Callum Hayes latched onto a great long pass to score a well deserved maiden try.
Notable defensive efforts came from Harry Peters, Liam James and Hartley. His and Chinyemba’s powerful running were again instrumental in the next try for Panthers with Chinyemba putting down out wide. Jason Lancaster then put in one of several trademark straight line power runs to give Pimm time to show his superb dummy and score.
Whitehead iced the cake with a short dash over the line and Pimm converted. Great runs from Matheson and Lancaster made space for Hartley to score to make it 30-0 at half time.
The second half was basically one way traffic for Newsome. Rhys bulldozed his way to score a well deserved hat trick, converted by Matheson.
Notable runs from Brook, Hayes, Peters and new boy Nat S, led to Panthers running in try after try, with Connor getting his hat trick again and Lancaster finishing things off.
WR Premier League Under 15s
Newsome Panthers 22Queensbury 18
PANTHERS gave the visitors far too much possession in the first half of their latest league fixture at Hall Bower, allowing Bradford to build up a healthy 18-6 half time lead.
Impressive Macauley Bucci was the scorer of Panthers’ late first half try.
Joe Gillespie was a constant threat, as was MoM Carlo Zaffino who was top tackler as usual and scored a vital try to keep Newsome in the game.
When Gillespie converted from the touchline Panthers got a sniff of victory. Pulling back to within two points of Queensbury new signing Tom Haigh got on the end of a great long pass out wide from Gillespie to score in the corner to set up a tense last five minutes.
Something special was needed and up stepped impressive centre Conan Pierre to crash through. Gillespie converted from the touchline and the points were in the bag for the hosts.
Newsome Panthers 4
West Bowling 28
NEWSOME were as bad as the weather conditions in a poor performance at wet and windy Hall Bower. Playing uphill they were up against a determined big pack and soon found themselves 16 points down but rallied to score their only try when Jordan Higo forced his way over.
Top tackler and standout MoM Carlo Zaffino was always looking for work but was let down by a lacklustre showing from some of his team mates.Other positives were Reece Lawrence, Conan Pierre, Owen Restall and Macauley Bucci.