Union juniors floor Sheffield

The Halifax and Huddersfield Union's junior team are celebrating an impressive 26-10 win over Sheffield at Fixby yesterday.

Monday, 14th May 2018, 1:34 pm
Updated Monday, 14th May 2018, 1:36 pm
WINNING LINE-UP: the Halifax-Huddersfield Unions junior team at West End on Sunday. From the left, Gordon Abernethy (West End, starter), Kian Sutcliffe (West End ), Harry Mowl (Crow Nest), Tom Pearson (Woodsome Hall), Matthew Holden (Lightcliffe), Tom Edwards (Woodsome Hall), Seb Crabtree (Woodsome Hall), Oliver Caton (Crosland Heath), Max Nicholson ( West End), Loiue Walsh ( Crow Nest) , Dylan Radford-Shaw ( Huddersfield), Ben Walker (Huddersfield), John Turner ( Union Ex President ), George Hanson (Crosland Heath ) not present for photo.

Sheffield have tasted a lot of success over the years but they were blown away in the morning foursomes, which finished 11-1 in favour of the hosts.

Halifax-Huddersfield kept up the good work after lunch when they won seven and halved one of the 12 singles contests.

Organiser Bob Hazelden said: “It was a great team effort with the early players who had won their singles matches going out to give support in the incoming matches, which were still in the balance.”

Hazelden aid it was only the second ever victory for the juniors over Sheffield. The first had come in 2009 when current senior team boss Frank Greaves was in charge and the president was the late Phillip Walton of Meltham.

Hazelden thanked sponsors Glenbrae, Brand Con Sortia and Selbie Opticians and said the juniors could expect a very tough test in the next match against York at Lightcliffe this weekend, when support would be welcome.

Halifax-Huddersfield will bid to complete a quick hat-trick have beaten Teesside at West End in their opener.

Points scorers - foursomes: James Edwards (Huddersfield) and Harry Mowl (Crow Nest) won 3 and 2, Seb Crabtree and Tom Pearson (both Woodsome Hall) won 5 and 4, Ben Walker (Huddersfield) and eorge Hanson (Crosland Heath) won 6 and 5,

Lewis Eccles (Dewsbury) and Dominic Hughes (Huddersfield) won 2 and 1, Max Nicholson (West End) and Adam Matala (Willow Valley) halved.

Singles: James Edwards won 3 and 2, Lewis Eccles won 3 and 2, Harry Mowl won 2 up, Seb Crabtree won 3 and 1, Ben Walker won 4 and 3, Tom Pearson won 3 and 1, Dominic Hughes won 3 and 2, Adam Motala all square,