After last weeks excellent display at Sandal, the Sharks were unable to beat Morley and make a second Yorkshire Cup Final. The result hinged on conversions with each team scoring two tries. Unfortunatly Sharks tries were scored by the wingers in the corner and the kicks fell short whereas Morley's were closer to the goal posts and both successful.
The early exchanges were very even as both sides settled down but the Sharks were starting to gain more possession in the forwards and the backs making good ground with ball in their hands. Sharks struck the first blow with a try from winger Kian Cade. Archie Horsfield made a good run and slipped a pass to Cade but he was held short of the line. Forwards took the ball on and made several drives for the line but were held. Having sucked the Morley defence in the ball was driven in and then quickly passed out to Cade to squeeze over in the corner.
Morley came back at the Sharks and scored a converted try before half time
. In the second half Morley extended their lead with another converted try and the Sharks had a lot to do if they were to make the final.
From a line out in Morleys 22 the ball was driven in by Sammy Hopkinson and from the ruck the ball flowed down the back line to winger Adil Haider who cut inside to score wide out. The conversion was missed and Sharks needed to score another try.
Sadly they ran out of time and Morley meet West Park Leeds in the final.
Tries: Haider, Cade
|1. K Bottomley||2. M Wragg||3. S Azib|
|6. B Freeman||7. S Bolton T|
|4. M Casson||5. L Whiteley|
|8. S Hopkinson T|
|9. S Mindham T|
|10. J Chadwick C5|
|12. T Grogan T|
|13. J Baker|
|11. K Cade T||14. A Haider T|
|15. S Horsfield|
|F Mackenzie||L Shilito||E Grogan|
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