Thornhill youngsters shine in Birkenshaw match-ups

Shaw Cross Sharks Under-14s opposition MoM Brad Marsden.
Shaw Cross Sharks Under-14s opposition MoM Brad Marsden.

Thornhil Trojans Under-7s met Birkenshaw in three small sided games with all the youngsters impressing.

There was some excellent tackling from supporters MoM Lewis Broadhead, Issac Frost and Tristan Addy in the first game, as Jacob Parkin and MoM Max Makie led the attack with support from Oliver Parker.

A strong performance in the second game saw Mia Waters and Harvey Stanley leading the way in defence with strong running from Solomon Fas-Burton.

McKenzie Davies scored twice but the player of the day went to Blakye Sykes, who had one of his best games to date.

Joseph Sweeney continued to show huge improvement during the Trojans third game.

Blake Hepworth ran the ball in well and produced three assists from great offloads.

Charlie Holland scored three tries and collected the coaches award, Jackson Lister scored 14 tries, while Lucas Drake made an outstanding 27 tackles and scored six tries to scoop opposition and parents player.

A solid defensive display by Shaw Cross Sharks Under-14 Reds helped them secure victory over Illingworth.

The Sharks have now not conceded a try in two and a half hours of rugby as Josh Self, Rhys Garside, Luke Etherington, Tom Longley and Josh Wainwright produced solid tackles.

Self moved the ball to Cole Williamson, who outpaced the Illigworth defence on a brilliant 90 metre run to the line to earn coaches MoM.

Finn Oxley produced a tough tackling stint, Nathan Wood helped set up good attacking positions and scrum-half Bradley Wakenshaw also impressed to earn parents MoM.

Jacob Goodall made good ground and sent Wakenshaw over for a try which Jamie Cox converted.

Opposition MoM Ben Marsden ran hard and set up a first try of the season for Tom Jarrett, which earned magic moment.

Illigworth broke away but Tom Frain chased back to make a brilliant tackle and ensure the Shaw Cross try line remained in tact.

Connor Foster and Will Hemingway made good ground up the field as the Sharks produced a fine all-round display to seal victory.