YORK Acorn Under-11s took the junior rugby league honours in the derby with Heworth U11s, winning 30-12.

Like in recent weeks, the young Villagers started in style and crossed the line through loose-forward Luke Dorking, Tyler Monks goaling.

Acorn hit back to lead 10-6 at half-time and that momentum continued with some fantastic solo displays.

A consolation Heworth try gave Finlay Tait the magic moment award, with Tom Clarke, Luke Wall and Harrison Briggs their men of the match and Theo Walton their top tackler.

Heworth U10s and hosts Stanley Rangers played excellent rugby, with the Villagers winning 24-10.

Rangers went 6-0 up but Heworth, having had an Oliver Pratt try controversially disallowed for a knock-on, were given impetus by substitute Kian Ogilvie, and forwards Oliver Lambert and Ben Young also began making good yards. Pratt broke the line and, with a pass that brought him the magic moment award, sent Young, the parent’s man of the match, racing in.

Liam Foster and Sydney Bates made vital tackles, and most improved player Feargus Brown, got his body underneath an opponent to prevent a touchdown.

Pratt crashed over after a jinking run and, after having another try ruled out when forced into touch, broke free to score again.

Stanley hit back but Ogilvie barged over from acting-half and top tackler Lucas Burden sealed victory late on.

Ogilvie and Pratt added goals and, along with Burden, were the men of the match in a fine team show.

In-form Heworth U9s fell behind against Swillington but the exceptional Harrison Barker struck back with five tries as the Villagers out-muscled the Leeds side. Keigan Cumberland shone in defence and helped to set the platform for tries by Leon Jones (2), Adam Hodgson and man-of-the-match debutant Will Mccardle.

The result confirmed Heworth in the top ten of 54 teams in the Yorkshire rankings, setting up a tasty encounter this weekend against table-toppers Thornhill Trojans A hat-trick by man of steel Ben Blackburn was not enough for Heworth U8s to beat Odsal.

The Villagers worked hard in a close encounter against a bigger side and tries from Kai Gatenby, Ben Taylor and the returning Harrison Barnes, the parents’ man of the match, made sure they were never far away. Jamie Hickey was most improved and Ellis Harper the top tackler.

Parents’ man-of-the-match Harvey Barker scored another three tries as Heworth U8’s ‘A’ continued to impress in a good game against Chapeltown.

Strong defence led by top tackler Kenzie Witty ensured the visitors only breached the Heworth line once. The reliable Thomas Hardy was named man of steel and Jack Thompson the most improved.

Other tries came from Harvey Monks, Thomas Hardy and James Potter, his first ever in rugby league.