ST JOSEPH’S Sharks Under 11 side notched an impressive 36-0 home win over Methley Warriors.
Joe’s started strongly as a 70 metre sprint from Fred Woodhouse to touch down gave the home side an early lead – Ethan Myers added the two points and Woodhouse added a second try and Myers doubled his conversion tally.
Kieran Dean, Levell Lewis and Harvey Jubb put together a string of tackles to block Methley out before Joe’s third try completed a hat trick for Woodhouse.
A great Myers break paved the way for Kai McDonald to score in the right corner and at half-time the Sharks boasted a 20-0 lead.
In the second half Woodhouse added another two tries before a sprint from Lewis left him with plenty of space to score the last try of the match – Myers then kicked his fourth conversion.
St Joseph’s Sharks Under 16 girls joined forces with Queensbury’s team to take on Hunslet Warriors.
The home side soon scored two tries in quick succession, through a Queensbury player and Joe's Lucy Wood.
They extended their lead when Eleanor Broadley put in a bomb that led to Queensbury’s full-back scoring an they added another try before half-time.
In the second half honours were even with two tries to both teams with Sharks’ Broadley, after being given a pass from Emily Wilson, and Jasmine Earnshaw scoring.
Newsome Panthers Under 12 were beaten 24-14 by Shaw Cross Sharks in the first of five cross-divisional games.
Division II Sharks took an early lead despite the efforts of Newsome’s prop Scott Moorhouse (top tackler and man of the match), who was supported by Jamie Lynch and Max Corscadden (top trainer).
Newsome needed a response and it came from the forwards as captain Joe Hughes linked with prop Thomas Spiliotis who burst through and ran 70 metres crashing through Shaw Cross players on the way to go over for Newsome’s first try.
Hughes added the goal, but was unable to add the kick as stand off Billy Denton sent centre Leighton Davis (parents player) through for the visitor’s second try to see them lead 10-4 at half-time.
The second half started as the first half finished with the Newsome lads in control but they managed only one more try from Davis as the home side produced a strong finish to secure the victory.
Newsome’s Under 7 played West Leeds and the first half was end to end with Cian Gleadall (2), William Brough (2) Braith Bower and Joel Gardner crossing for the Panthers, but a spirited Leeds side pulled back three tries to bring the first half to a close.
In the second half Cameron Penrose and Hayden Mitchell powered forward to bring another try for Gleadall (top tackler), Bower (parents man of the match) scored twice and West Leeds bagged a couple of consolation tries.
Newsome Panthers Under 8 side travelled to East Leeds.
The home side opened the scoring but Newsome fought back to edge in front at half-time with tries from Luckas Hussain-King and a brace from Ryan Kirrane-Perrin.
In the second period the vistors scored through Hussain-King and two from Malachi McKenzie.