News Earswick All Blacks and Selby Warriors look to build on excellent winning form (From York Press)
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News Earswick All Blacks and Selby Warriors look to build on excellent winning form
11:40am Thursday 27th September 2012 in Rugby League
New Earswick All Blacks ARLC are hoping to continue with the winning form that brushed aside Ossett Trinity last week as they entertain Ackworth on Saturday.
The ‘Stearman show’ helped them to see off Ossett 46-18 – twins Joe and Jack Stearman, the latter on his return to the first team, both scoring twice.
Selby Warriors will be looking to ruin Stainland Stags’ 100 per cent start to the division three season this weekend after picking up a confident 44-14 victory over Hoyland Vikings on Saturday.
The Warriors have had a mixed start to the season, having won two and lost two of their opening four games, but will now look to kick on following last weekend’s triumph.
They were forced to come from behind twice, but tries from Kurt Cookson, Zennon Horrocks, Jimmy Hanson, Paul Fellows and John Broadhurst and a Chris O’Neill hat-trick led Selby to what turned out to be a fairly comfortable win.
The Vikings took the lead through a controversial try before Cookson touched down in the corner to level things up.
Hoyland capitalised on some poor Warriors handling to retake the lead before Horrocks try and Hanson conversion made it 10-10.
Hanson then crossed and converted to take his side into a lead which they never let slip. Fellows’ try increased the advantage before half-time and Selby continued their dominance in the second half as Broadbent barged his way over the line early on, before O’Neill took centre stage.
He rounded off a good period of Warriors play to grab the first of his hat-trick before producing a near full-length run for his second.
Hoyland were able to pull one try back before O’Neill put the icing on a superb performance with his hat-trick score.
New Earswick ‘A’ go to Siddal in division four, and Selby Warriors ‘A’ host Illingworth ‘A’ in division seven, both seeking a first win at the third attempt this term.