Trojans book place in Yorkshire Cup quarter-final

Danny Ratcliffe was among the Trojans try scorers in their Yorkshire Cup victory over Morley Borough.
Danny Ratcliffe was among the Trojans try scorers in their Yorkshire Cup victory over Morley Borough.
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Thornhill Trojans booked their place in the Yorkshire Cup quarter-finals thanks to a 24-14 victory over Morley Borough last Saturday.

Thornhill ended their summer programme in October having clinched promotion to National Conference League Division Two at the first attempt.

They are now targeting Yorkshire Cup glory and will travel to former Pennine League rivals Sharlston Rovers in the quarter-finals on November 28.

Morley Borough’s usual home ground was unavailable so the tie was switched to at Drighlington’s Battlefields.

Borough are currently in the Pennine Premier Division and had begun their winter programme with a win and a defeat from their opening two matches.

The poor weather meant that this game was never going to be a classic and was played in a mud bath.

Thornhill never really looked likely to lose this game and did their best in difficult playing conditions.

Man-of-the-match Lee Smith was outstanding and he ran defiantly for the full 80 minutes.

The Trojans also gave a debut on the wing to youngster Chris Mitchell and he marked his first appearance with a try.

Further Thornhill tries came from Jordan Lowther, Danny Ratcliffe, Chris Mitchell and Jake Ratcliffe, while Mark Hodgson kicked a penalty goal and three conversions as Thornhill wrapped up victory to book a place in the last eight.