Joy for Celtic and Moor on Heavy Woollen Junior finals day

DEWSBURY Celtic Under-16s made it a hat-trick of trophies when they added the Heavy Woollen District Cup to the League Champions and Top Four Play-off winners, following a 44-16 win against Dewsbury Moor.

Celtic produced an impressive performance of fast flowing rugby scoring four first half tries in quick succession from Halloran, Mowvley, Clough and Batchelor, with three conversions coming from Batchelor.

A lack of concentration either side of half time saw Celtic concede 16 points before they replied with further tries from Lawrence, Lindley (two) and O’Donnell, with Batchelor adding another three conversions to take his points tally for the match to 16.

MoM was Joe Lindley

Dewsbury Moor Under-13s won the James Flanagan Memorial Cup at the HW District Finals Day beating Shaw Cross 26-10.

Daniel White, Hamzah Riaz and Harry Woollard impressed early on. MoM Aiden Ineson and Jacob Crosswell created an overlap for Joseph Longstaff to score.

Hooker, Kyle Hardy got the team moving forward, Bradley Hatfield and Jordan McNally played their part and Aiden Sheard made some strong tackles.

Shaw Cross tried hard but Riaz picked up a loose ball to score Moor’s second try.

Shaw Cross replied with a try in the corner before Connor Gavaghan made good metres and Woollard scored Moor’s third try.

Just before half-time Cross scored again to close the gap to 12-10 at the break.

In the second half prop, John Bownass made some barnstorming runs and Patrick Diskin linked well. Crosswell then took the ball from dummy half to score and Ineson converted.

Owen Fox halted Cross’ progress before substitute Conor Harrison broke five tackles and ran 30 metres to score a fine individual try, which was converted.

The game was then held up for 45 minutes with an injury to a Shaw Cross player.

When the game resumed Moor capped a fine team effort when the ball moved along the line for Patrick Diskin to score the final try.

Dewsbury Moor wish a speedy recovery to the injured Shaw Cross player.

n Dewsbury Moor’s Under-13s held their presentation night on Saturday with Chev Walker from the Bradford Bulls presenting the awards.

Player of the Year and Top Tackler of the Year: Hamzah Riaz

Player’s Player: Harry Woollard

Most Improved Player of the Year: Aiden Sheard

Clubman of the Year: John Bownass

Top Trainer of the Year: Daniel White .

Top Try Scorer of the Year: Aiden Ineson.

n The other HW Results were: Under-12s: Dewsbury Moor 14 Dewsbury Celtic 4

U14’s Dewsbury Celtic 14 v Shaw Cross Sharks 6

U15’s Dewsbury Moor 68 v Batley Boys 0

Michelle Huntington on behalf of the HW Committee thanked hosts Batley Bulldogs, Andrew and Sue Winner and Paul Harrison. Also Stuart Brown and his staff at Pennine Trophies, Mike Mannifeld and his team of referees from the Dewsbury and Batley Society.

n Shaw Cross Sharks edged out Dewsbury Celtic 19-18 in a thrilling John Kane Cup final.

Cross’ Dave Hudson opened the scoring followed by team mate Adam Masson. Alex Whittaker added one conversion. Tom Perks scored for Celtic to give them a 12-10 half-time lead.

Paul Adams and Tom Stuckey edged the Sharks in front and Andrew Tillotson added a drop goal. Celtic replied with a late try but the Sharks held on to win.