SELBY Warriors lost their final group game in the Steeden North Yorkshire Invitation Cup 34-26 to York Lokomotive in a highly entertaining encounter.

Selby suffered a major blow on the day as two vital players, the Robinson brothers, pulled out – Harvey due to a bad knee while Kelvin's eye operation was brought forward.

Up stepped 19-stone prop Daryl Taylor to give the grunt in the forwards. Jake Blackmore and Michael Wassel also helped Selby get on top initially, allowing Ben Pearson and Paul Greenwood to score.

Danny Glassel kicked both goals the old fashioned way, digging a hole with his heel.

Lokos stormed back to lead at half-time. But in the second half, up the hill, Selby scored the try of the game as a break from his own try line by centre Jack Townend and a beautiful off load to Joe Powell allowed the winger to beat three men on his way to a try under the posts. Glassel goaled.

Selby eventually succumbed to the superior fitness of the Lokos, but they finished with a flourish and two tries from Danny England and Sam Proctor.

Despite the loss, there was some positives from the performance and the Warriors will hope to turn the result around when the two rivals meet in the P&S Engineering Trophy on April 28 at Featherstone Rovers' Post Office Road ground