Coral Challenge Cup Round Up!
West Hull are the area's only representatives in Round Two of the Coral RL Challenge Cup after their victory over the Royal Navy and defeats for Skirlaugh and Beverley. The Green and Golds made the long journey to Portsmouth to face the Navy but came away with a resounding 42-12 victory. Supporters of the team were able to watch live on big-screen TV in a packed clubhouse as Wests had too much quality for the forces' lads, putting the game to bed in a 10-minute spell before the break which saw them score three converted tries. Although full-back Nathan Hill has left to join the Hull 'A' team set-up, Harry Tyson-Wilson is a more than adequate replacement and he had a fine game, along with brother Bobby and half-backs Ian Kerman and Scott Partis. Wests face another daunting journey on Saturday when they travel to Cumbria to face Aspatria in defence of their BARLA National Cup.
Coach Scott Taylor sent an inexperienced Beverley side to York to face Acorn but the youngsters were in the lead for 30 minutes before the home side took advantage of their greater experience. Luke Shaw scored in the 17th minute after a fine kick from Lewis Straw but once Acorn took the lead the floodgates opened and they ran out 42-4 winners.
There was also disappointment for Skirlaugh, who went down 24-10 at Dewsbury Moor. They will need to be at their best in the BARLA National Cup at Eastside on Saturday as they face last year's runners-up Haydock, who had a cracking victory at Shaw Cross Sharks in the Challenge Cup on Saturday.
Myton Warriors have their first competitive game of the season when they face Moldgreen at Cranbrook Avenue in the same competition while Lambwath Lions face the daunting task of taking on Hunslet Club Parkside at Eastmount, though the task looks a little less formidable after their opponent's shock defeat by newly promoted Thornhill Trojans in the Cup.