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York Acorn power to play-off success
10:00am Tuesday 18th September 2012 in Sport
York Acorn ARLFC romped to a 44-22 win over Hunslet Warriors in the Yorkshire Men’s League play-off semi-final.
John Waldron was the hosts’ star man as he crossed for a hat-trick, while Harry Bromwich helped himself to a brace of tries.
Nick Speck, Jimmy Mountford and Karl Harton added further touchdowns for Acorn, with Callum Hannigan (5) and Speck adding the goals.
New Earswick suffered their first defeat of the Pennine League championship season when falling 30-6 at Knottingley Rockware.
Knottingley took the lead after 15 minutes and soon extended their advantage to 12-0.
All Blacks had chances to get on the scoreboard but the last pass was not sticking while substitute Ian Henderson had a try disallowed.
In the second half, Knottingley extended their lead to 24-0 with two tries in the opening ten minutes.
All Blacks narrowed the gap as Henderson crossed with ten minutes remaining, with full-back Tom Holmes converting, but Knottingley had the final say with a late converted try.
All Blacks’ man of the match was Sean Malarkey with Steve Perks, Adam Kirby and Jack Carling all playing well.
Selby Warriors lost 48-22 at home to unbeaten outfit West Leeds in division three.
New Earswick ‘A’ fell 64-14 at home to Undercliffe Wildboars in a division four opener.
The Huddersfield side took an 18-0 lead after 15 minutes before All Blacks responded with returning prop Jack Stearman, All Blacks’ man of the match, powering over.
Undercliffe made it 30-4 at the break and increased that to 42-4 before All Blacks replied as prop Kyle Lowson crossed in the corner.
Undercliffe added three more converted tries before second-row Elliot Bridges replied, Andy Raynor converting.
Veteran Dave Carling, at loose-forward, and prop Robbie Beavers stood out for All Blacks.
Selby Warriors ‘A’ crashed 56-0 at home to Moorends Thorne ‘A’ in division seven.
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