Moor clinch National Cup derby victory

DEWSBURY Moor overcame local rivals Batley Boys 18-10 last Saturday to progress to the second round of the National Cup.

The win sets up another derby trip, this time to Birstall Victoria on January 29.

The heavy ground didn’t make for a good game, especially as Moor had not played for around 10 weeks. The Boys struck first with a try but Moor battled back to take a slender half-time lead.

Ryan Johnson scored an equalising try and the visitors also added a goal.

Converted second-half tries by Aidie Moore and Pete Robinson put the Moor 18-4 ahead before the Boys replied with a late consolation score.

Andy Robinson (two) and Jack Riding kicked Moor’s goals.