HEWORTH ARLC Under-9s had a tough day at home to Thornhill Trojans.

The Villagers went into the match on the back of a four-game winning run but the Trojans showed why they are unbeaten so far this season.

The visitors drew first blood but Heworth rallied with a try through Harrison Barker.

In a physical game, there was good defence from men-of-the-match Keigan Cumberland and Ellis Cochrane in a bid to keep Thornhill at bay, while Will Mccardle also stood out, but a tired Heworth side buckled.

Fatigue was also a factor for Heworth U11s at Elland as they travelled with no substitutes.

The slick skills of parents’ man of the match James Leach and opposition’s choice of man of the match, Jay Ogilvie, allied to the efforts of workhorse Tom Clarke, ensured Heworth were always in with a chance, until the game went away from them in the last quarter.

Harrison Briggs and Theo Walton were the top tacklers, Tyler Monks took the magic moment award and Aeron Barnett put in his best performance to date to be named man of the match.

Heworth U10s kept their recent momentum going when beating Odsal Sedbergh 38-18 at home.

A slow start proved the undoing for Heworth U8s at Batley.

Despite the efforts of man of steel Archie Pye and man-of-the-match Ben Taylor, Heworth could not hold their bigger opposition in the first half.

After the break, they went toe to toe with the hosts.

Ellis Harper took the magic moment award for a try-saving tackle, while the ever-improving Isaac Cook and Kai Gatenby also impressed.

Heworth U8s ‘A’ continued their excellent form at King Cross Park as they again prevented the opposition from scoring.

The excellent Kenzie Witty and top tackler Freddie Wilson were dominant in the middle, supported well by Jonny Hartley.

At the other end, most improved player Dan Clarke and the superb Harvey Barker each bagged a brace of tries to keep their side on the front foot.

Slick handling was at times a joy to watch, with further tries coming from James Potter (2), Thomas Hardy, Jack Thompson, Jonny Hartley and Freddie Wilson.

In-form Heworth U7s gained two more wins against Newsome Panthers.

Strong-running duo Jay Downes and Ruben Atkinson and the excellent Theo Edson were the men of the match, Ellis Beard was man of steel after some impressive off-loads and Alfie Watson Stubbs was named the trainer of the week.