Jake Wright and hat-trick scorer Sam Young were the stars as Heworth ARLC Under-11s gave their best display of term to triumph 52-26 at Churwell Chiefs for a seventh win on the trot.

First-half tries came from Shay North, after a crafty dummy, Young (2), Tom Kil-gar, Wright and Iain Oakley, with his first try for his club.

Second-half tries came from Harry Sheppeard, after a fine move, North and Young.

Leon Beattie was the opponents’ choice of star man, Henri Grimbley topped the tackle count and Jamie Morrison and Jimmy Pigott showed good improvements.

A spirited York Acorn U10s lost their season opener 36-24 at Doncaster Toll Bar.

They trailed 24-10 at half-time but won the second period. Acorn’s tries came from Callum McKenzie (2), Ben Atkin (2) and most improved player Nathan Rushden, with McKenzie and Atkin adding goals. Man-of-the-match Ziggy Dudman and top tackler Ben Atkin stood out.

Poor spells at the start and end saw New Earswick U10s lose 34-18 to Castleford Panthers. Reece Ounsley was the star man, while Joe Davison shone in attack and George Starkey did likewise in defence. Try-scorers were Fin Osborne, Ashfield and Sam Adelugba (2), who goaled one.

Jak Ostergard scored five tries and Alex Bell four in Heworth U9s’ thrilling win against Newsome Panthers.

Kian Oliver (2) and Austin Cole also crossed, with Oliver, Jensen Brown and Brad Burns standing out in a tremendous team show.

Joshua Kelly scored a try and was man of the match for New Earswick U9s against Hunslet Parkside.

Ellie Harrison was the girl of the game, Ryan Craft took the ‘magic moment’ for a scoot that led to his first try, and Taylor McDonough was the ‘rising star’ and also scored.

Lewis Young was top tackler and the opposition’s choice of man of the match.

Man-of-the-match Robbie Gibb-Kirk scored some fine tries in New Earswick U8s’ match against Newsome.

Matty Hotchins got his first try for the club and Johna-than Elders was unlucky to miss out on his first, while Joe Harrison was the ‘rising star’.

Heworth U8s overcame a slow start to put in a great performance and win at Stanningley. Myles Harrison bagged five tries, powerhouse man-of-the-match Callum Dunmore scored a great try, and the fierce tackling Callum Rutland crossed after a good set-piece move. Leon Mooring topped the tackle count.