At the same time, Underbank Rangers booked their place in the semi-finals with a 30-20 triumph at Meltham All Blacks in front of a big derby crowd.
In the end Underbank’s Fourth Division know-how just made the difference against their Division V hosts, and it was no surprise when Rangers opened the scoring after good work from their forwards.
But as the game progressed, Meltham began to make an impression and hit back through a Matthew Carter try, converted by Rob Lewis.
By half-time, however, Underbank had began to take control, restricting the All Blacks to a single Lewis penalty as they shot into an 18-8 interval advantage.
Meltham opened the second half strongly to prove their resistance was far from over as an outrageous dummy from Gareth Atkinson sent the entire defence one way and allowed him to cross the line in the opposite direction.
Unfortunately, he was unable to convert from a very difficult angle, but he made no mistake minutes later when he landed a penalty from closer to the posts to make it 18-14.
Lewis then forced his way over the line, between the posts, despite three or four Underbank players being around him, and this was an easy try for him to convert.
This, however, couldn’t prove enough as Underbank finished strongly to take the honours.
Impressive for the All Blacks were Ross White, Adam Lodge and Josh Quarmby, who was voted Meltham’s players’ player.