President’s Cup knockout blow for New Earswick All Blacks

York Press: Chris Spain Chris Spain

NEW Earswick All Blacks ARLC were knocked out of the Pennine President’s Cup by Ackworth Jaguars.

Jaguars are bottom of the Pennine League championship but they beat mid-table visitors All Blacks 28-14 in round two of the cup.

Ackworth took the lead after only a minute with a converted try and they quickly doubled their tally with a second converted score.

The All Blacks got on the scoreboard midway through the half when stand-off Tom Holmes scored in the corner and then kicked the conversion.

A flowing New Earswick move was then finished off by winger Dave Findlay, who crossed in the corner.

Ackworth crossed for an unconverted try on the stroke of half-time to lead 16-10.

The home side went further ahead with a converted try early in the second half and sealed their passage into the next round with a converted try eight minutes from time.

The All Blacks had the final word as centre Sean Malarkey crashed over in the corner for an unconverted score on the stroke of full-time.

Man of the match for the All Blacks was second rower Chris Spain, while centre Malarkey and hooker Jack Carling backed him up well.

Selby Warriors reached round three of the Andrew Bennett Memorial Trophy with a 26-12 home win over Troydale Trojans.

Selby Warriors ‘A’ crashed 52-12 at home to Crofton Cougars in round two of the Pennine Supplementary Cup, while Wetherby Bulldogs were 42-12 winners at Cowling Harlequins.

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