ST JOSEPH’S have been rewarded for their solid Hamuel Reichenbecher BARLA Yorkshire Cup form with another home tie.
The men from Fartown booked a third-round clash with Moorends Marauders on October 15 after their 30-18 Kirklees derby victory over Dewsbury Moor.
Premier Division Joe’s were always expected to triumph against their Championship Division visitors – despite the fact Moor have opened their season with three straight wins – and they will again be the favourites when they host Division I side Moorends.
But player-coach Kevin Bower’s side haven’t been joined in the next round by top-flight Huddersfield rivals Slaithwaite Saracens, who suffered an agonising 29-28 extra-time defeat at home to fellow Premier Division team Wibsey Warriors.
The sides were locked at 28-28 at the end of an absorbing 80 minutes, with an Andy Robinson drop goal sealing Saracens’ fate.
Slaithwaite were always in the hunt thanks to two tries from Jayden Wood and one each from James Lewis, Luke Carolczuk and Ben Feehan, with Danny Garside landing four goals.
After a shaky start to their season, Newsome Panthers have been finding their Pennine League Division I feet and continued their good form with an impressive 56-10 destruction of Allerton Bywater.
A tight game was expected, with the visitors coming into the Pennine League from Yorkshire League Division I, but Newsome were in ruthless mood and never let the visitors get on the front foot.
Within five minutes the Panthers had made their intentions clear when Dominic Newton crashed over for a try converted by Ben Dawson, who went on to land eight on the day.
Newsome quickly crossed again straight from the restart, with Dan Farrand finishing off a flowing move to make it 10-0.
Although Allerton cut the deficit to four points, the Panthers were soon back into their stride as Josh Dixon took the lead back up to 10 points.
And their dominance continued to grow, with their crushing defence backed up by fast and expansive play which paved the way for further tries from Dawson (2), Tom Eidson, Dave Downes, Josh Cuttell, Will Smith and James Usher, who crossed on a very impressive Newsome debut.
In a top team effort there were good individual performances from Steve Lockwood, Dixon and man-of-the-match Cuttell.
The town’s other winners during a mixed League weekend were Underbank and Moldgreen.