YORK Acorn ARLC will be keeping a close eye on the result of tonight's vital National Conference League division two clash between Crosfields and Waterhead.

Victory for Waterhead would lift them into third place, knocking Acorn out of the promotion places. The Blue and Golds are currently a point above Waterhead with a slightly better points-difference, with both teams having two games left after tonight.

York Acorn under-13s won the first-ever Scarborough International Rugby League Festival featuring teams from across the country.

The young Blue and Golds topped a group consisting of Spotland Rangers, Culcletch Eagles, Scarborough Pirates, Langworthy Reds and Peterlee Pumas, and they then beat Culcletch 16-8 in the final to take the trophy.

Champions New Earswick U12s completed their Yorkshire Junior League division three season by thrashing Stanningley 72-6.

Second-rower Dean Layton and centre Joe Dey both got hat-tricks, with the former booting ten conversions for a personal haul of 32 points, while Connor Thirlway crossed twice and Jake Mawer, winger John Dey, with his first for the team, a length-of-the-field effort, Tom Barron and Liam Dawson also scored.

Double-chasing All Blacks' last game of the season is the Yorkshire U12s Cup final on May 7.

Selby Warriors U12s ended their league season in style by completing a derby double with a 24-4 defeat of Garforth.

New boy Jacob Scales was man of the match, scoring two individual tries, while Josh Skilbeck and Daniels also crossed twice in the Warriors' 18th win from 22 games. Ally Cullen was most improved.

Selby Warriors U10s enjoyed a 38-12 win at in-form New Earswick All Blacks.

Half-backs Bate and Howard shone again and orchestrated the win which brought converted first-half tries for coaches' choice Spooner (2), Mills (2) and Speight.

The second half was more even but man of the match Mills completed his hat-trick and Howard also crossed.

Heworth U9s played well but Stanley Rangers had just too much pace for the young Villagers. Good Heworth performances came from from man of the match Kieron Cooper, who scored a cheeky try, Baxter Hackett, Mathew Heels, top tackler Joseph Jackson and most improved player Billy Sturdy, while Daniel Simpson also crossed.

Kieran Parker, Declan Calam and top tackler Liam Lowson all scored hat-tricks for New Earswick U9s in a fine team performance at Dudley Hill.

Lewis Deighton and Natasha Turner also crossed, while Lowson, Tom Kilvington and Jamie McMohan added goals. Charlie Watling was most improved and Jack Ireland was man of the match.

Try scorer Charlie Hill was man of the match in New Earswick U8s' good game against Stanningley, which was dominated by defences. The most improved player was Cameron Taylor and top tackler was Danny King.


National Conference

Premier Div: Skirlaugh 10, Hull Dockers 16; Wigan St Judes 18, Oldham St Annes 4; Wath Brow 38, Leigh Miners 14.


National Conference

Div 1: Crosfields v Waterhead (7pm).

Updated: 10:52 Wednesday, April 27, 2005