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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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Moresby youngsters win league cup

Moresby RUFC Youth

MORESBY under-14s won the under-14 league cup, beating Keswick on the golden try rule at Aspatria RUFC on Saturday, April 24.

Moresby took the lead with a well taken try from centre Stephen Fox and he soon added his second to give Moresby a 10-0 lead.

Keswick came back with a penalty kick and converted try to make the half time score 10-10 and it stayed that way until the final whistle.

There was no extra time so the winner was decided by the golden try rule (the team who had scored first), therefore the cup was awarded to Moresby.

In addition to the League Cup, Moresby captain Sam Crosby, was also presented with the League Championship Shield for winning the Cumbria under-14 league.

Moresby under-14s: Liam Martin, Calvin Greaves, Sam Crosby, Graham Curnow, Stevie McMillan, Michael Lithgow, Jack Murray, Stewart Wilson, David Hanabury, Jonathon Machin, Dean Relph, Chris Smith, Stephen Fox, Jonathon Wilson, Jack Tomlinson, Karl Drake, Ryan Bulman, James Dixon, Martin Bright, Nathan Corrie.

On Sunday, Moresby under-10s and 12s took part in the annual Tynedale (Hexham) seven-a-side festival.

Moresby under-12s, in the group stages, lost 35-0 to Northern and Darlington and drew 7-7 with Percy Park. Craig Winningham was the try scorer, converted by Jordan Starkey.

They progressed into the Plate competition where they met Blaydon and won 21-0, Jordan Starkey scored two tries and Adam Grant one, Jordan Starkey converting all three.

This set up a semi-final against Durham, where Moresby came out on top 14-7, Jordan Starkey and Josh Rogerson were the try scorers, Jordan converting both.

In the Plate final, Moresby came up against Percy Park and won convincingly, 35-17, with tries from Josh Rogerson (2), Adam Grant, Craig Cunningham and Jarrod Stewart, Jordan Starkey converting all five to see Moresby win the Plate competition.

Moresby under-12s: Cameron Frears, Craig Cunningham, Jarrod Stewart, Sarah Hanabury, Josh Rogerson, Jordan Starkey, Adam Grant, Robbie Tubman and Josh Hillier.

Moresby under-10s came close to winning the coveted Tyndale Sevens, after winning two of their three group games.

Moresby beat West Hartlepool 25-0, with tries from Andrew Smith (3), Martin O'Neil and Reece Billington. In the second game Moresby defeated Alnwick 25-5, tries scored by Daniel Rowell (2), Martin O'Neil (2) and Steven Smith.

But Moresby were then beaten by a strong Darlington team 25-5, Reece Billington scoring the Moresby try.

Moresby qualified for the quarter finals and were drawn against Morpeth, winning 30-0, with tries from Steven Smith (3), Keiran Ruddy, Martin O'Neil and Daniel Rowell.

In the semi final Moresby came up against a physical Gosforth and played brilliantly to beat them 15-5, try scorers were Keiran Ruddy, Andrew Smith and Daniel Rowell.

In the final Moresby were up against Darlington. Despite taking the lead with a try from Reece Billington, tired legs and injuries took their toll on the spirited Moresby side and they eventually lost 20-5.

Moresby under-10s: Daniel Machin, Charlie Tomlinson, Daniel Rowell, Kieran Ruddy, Andrew Smith, Steven Smith, Martin O'Neil, Reece Billington, Alex Wilson, Adam Crellin.

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