HUDDERSFIELD Sharks Under 16s secured their first away win of the season with a 16-12 triumph at New Earswick.
Although the Sharks are third in Division I of the Yorkshire League, their away form has been a cause for concern.
But having now broken their duck, they will be hoping to go from strength to strength.
The contest remained tight throughout, with the sides locked at 10-10 at the break, with the Sharks scoring tries through Dave Yates and Sam Hendrick and a goal from Adam King.
New Earswick edged ahead at the start of the second half before the Sharks sealed the win when King crossed for his 13th try of the season, which he then converted.
In an excellent team display, Eddie Wilson was deservedly named man-of-the-match, with Kris Harrop, Sam James and Yates close behind.
And the win was just the tonic for the Sharks as they prepare for their trip to face Warrington side Ryland Sharks in the second round of the National Cup.
There was also an excellent victory for the Under 12s as they beat Halifax Vandals 36-4.
With man-of-the-match Jack Jennings leading by example, the Sharks were soon into their stride and were 24-0 ahead by the break.
Tom Pattison led the tryscoring with a hat trick, with Reece Lawrence scoring twice and Oliver Hague and George Chadwick adding the others.
Owen Restall (3) and Hague landed the goals