LUCAS BURDEN starred with five tries as Heworth ARLC Under-10s made it five wins on the bounce in a 34-26 victory amid blustery conditions at Hunslet Warriors.

Burden was the coaches’ man of the match and also top tackler for some superb defensive efforts.

Ben Young was also immense, being the opposition’s choice of man of the match, and the most improved player.

Burden out-paced the defence early on and, just after the Warriors had got on the scoreboard, Feargus Brown poached a try by diving over from acting-half.

Brown gained the parents’ man of the match vote for an excellent all-round display, with his distribution not only setting up three of Burden’s tries but also sending Harvey Watson away on a powerful run which saw him stretch out to score for a 14-4 interval lead.

All this came after Sydney Bates had made a fantastic cover tackle to keep Hunslet out.

The hosts played some entertaining rugby in the second half, narrowing the gap to four points at one stage, but Burden’s four second-half tries - one on the end of a weaving run past six players - sealed victory.

Kian Ogilvie’s running always created danger and Oliver Lambert, Keane Brough, Reagan Brough, Arthur Hodgson and Jake Hopkin made good contributions in a spirited display. Conversions were added by Ogilvie and Bates.

Heworth U8s produced an outstanding performance to draw 6-6 at Keighley Albion.

Their defence was particularly impressive and, with a better final five minutes, they would have won.

Tries were scored by Ben Taylor (2), who picked up the magic moment award, Archie Pye (2), who was the opposition’s choice of man of the match, Callum Aitkin, the parents’ man of the match on his debut, and Ben Blackburn, the top tackler. The man of steel was Harrison Barnes.

Heworth U8s ‘A’ put in another magnificent display at Drighlington.

Dan Clarke led from the front to top the parents’ and opposition’s polls for man of the match and he was well supported by man of steel Freddie Wilson and top tacklers Thomas Hardy and Harvey Barker.

The magic moment award went to Jack Thompson off the back of an excellent passing move.

Try scorers were Wilson (3), Jonny Hartley (2), Harvey Monks, Hardy, Barker, Dan Clarke and Thompson.

Heworth U7s battled hard to draw 10-10 against Leeds Underdogs, who had some big and fast players.

Heworth ran strong and hard and displayed fine support play and offloads.

Theo Edson was parents’ man of the match, Jonny Watson Stubbs the top tackler, Piers Davis the man of steel, and Ellis Southo the opposition’s man of the match.