Birstall Victoria U10s joy at Rhinos Festival Shield success
Birstall Victoria under-10s won the Leeds Rhinos Challenge Festival Shield in Skegness last weekend.
Birstall defeated Dearne Valley 4-1 and Shaw Cross Sharks 3-1, drew 2-2 with Hull Wyke and lost 3-0 to Ryland Sharks in the group stages, leaving the Vic to compete in the Shield competition.
Victoria overcame Irish Clovers 3-1 to reach the final, where they met Dearne Valley.
In a much closer game, the Vic won 2-0 as all 10 players put in an outstanding effort and collected the shield from Rhinos stars Tom Briscoe and Jamie Jones Buchanan.
n Birstall Vic Under-16s continued their fine form with a 24-10 win over Wibsey.
Scrum half Matty Goodwill jinked over for the opening try but the Vic then lost Brendan Fearn with a broken collarbone.
Brandon Dyson scored after great work from Joe Snaith, Zachary Knowles and Thomas Clarke.
Wibsey pulled a try back despite the efforts of James Colleran and Aaron Clough but hooker Lee Riach scooted over from acting half-back to increase Birstall’s lead.
The Vic completed their scoring before half time when Jacob Fozard raced 50 meters to the try line.