THE Union Juniors suffered a 22-14 defeat to the Sheffield Union in the Yorkshire Inter-district League.
Brad Hardcastle (West End) maintained his excellent recent form with wins in the Foursomes and Singles, a feat matched by Gary Moulman (Huddersfield).
But after a competitive showing in the Foursomes, when scores were level at 6-6, Halifax-Huddersfield were out played in the Singles.
Hardcastle, Moulman, and Joe Stott (West End) were their only winners as they were beaten 16-8 to give Sheffield their overall victory.
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Huddersfield names first: Brad Hardcasle and Connah Judson beat Ben Brewster and Guy Winstanley 1 up; Josh McAspurn and Josh Morton halved with Joel Cartledge and Liam Senior; Liam Dean and Callum Lewis lost to Nick Poppleton and Jordon Smith 2 and 1; Gary Moulman and Henry Butterworth beat Tee-Jay White and Issac Simpson 1 up; Joe Stott and Chris Bell lost to Kurtis Keating and Nyle Challinor 1 down; Josh Bailes and Jack Campbell halved with Lewis Thompson and Joel Stubbs.
Conna Judson lost to Ben Brewster 5 and 4; Brad Hardcastle beat Guy Winstaley 4 and 3; Josh Morton halved with Joel Cartledge; Liam Dean lost to Nick Poppleton 1 down; Gary Moulman beat Jordan Smith 1 up; Henry Butterworth lost to Liam Senior 6 and 5; Josh McAspurn lost to Lewis Thompson 3 and 2; Joe Stott beat Tee-Jay White 2 and 1; Callum Lewis lost to Kurtis Keating 4 and 3; Josh Bailles halved with Issac Simpson; Jake Campbell lost to Nyle Challinor 6 and 5; Chris Bell lost to Joel Stubbs 2 down.
ORDER OF MERIT
Josh Morton (Hanging Heaton) 26, Josh McAspurn (Marsden) 25, Josh Bailles (Bradley Hall) 24, Brad Hardcastle (West End) 22, Henry Butterworth (Hebden Bridge) 21, Connah Judson (Halifax) 19, Gary Moulman (Huddersfield) 19, Joe Stott (West End) 17, Ben Kaye (Bradley Park) 14, Liam Dean (Halifax) 13, Marcus Peel (Lightcliffe) 10, Jon Fleetwood (Crosland Heath) 7, Callum Lewis (Halifax) 5, Chris Bell (West End) 2, Jake Campbell (Crow Nest Park) 2, George Castle (Longley Park) 2, Michael Thomas (Outlane) 1, Cory Avison (Marsden) 1.