Moor U16s progress to National Cup quarters

dewsbury Moor Under-16s gained a tremendous 10-0 victory at Stanningley in the BARLA National Youth Cup.

They have now been given a home draw against St Helens side Bold Miners in the quarter-finals, on a date to be announced.

Moor Under-17s continued their good league progress with a hard-fought 22-8 win over Ovenden.

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Ovenden were stubborn opponents but once Moor went ahead they were not going to be overtaken.

Moor took the lead with a try by Alex Jeffs, converted by Brad Delaney.

Soon after Moor forwards Jon Joe Fox, Patrick Farrelly, Connor Squires and James Roebuck paved the way for Tom Conroy to force his way over. Delaney’s goal made it 12-0.

Ovenden were defiant and scored an unconverted try but prop Jeffs went over for his second try and Moor led 16-4 at half-time.

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In the second half winger or second row man Ben Popplewell beat a string of tacklers over 20 metres to charge over and Delaney added the goal before Ovenden grabbed a second try.

Delaney, Joe Lowther and Lewis Reddick made good runs as Moor completed another sound win.

Moor Under-14s were edged out 6-0 at Heckmondwike Road by Widnes Moorfield in the National Cup.

In a very tight game the visitors clinched victory with a converted try midway through the second half.

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Top performances for Moor came from Patrick Diskin, Harry Woollard, Jacob Crosswell and Daniel White.

This Sunday, the Under-14s entertain Hull National Dock Labour Board in a friendly (kick-off 11am).

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