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.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 21st January 2011, 8:12 am

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.

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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.