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Rugby League: Mayfield Under 12s win Oldham Cup Final

Date published: 08 November 2018


Mayfield’s under 12s collected their first silverware in the last game of the 2018 season, overcoming Waterhead in the Oldham Cup Final.

In a tight game that saw minimal errors in attack and defence by both teams, Mayfield started strong and throughout the first half the Rochdale lads probed the Waterhead defence – who stood firm, just holding up the potential try scorer on two occasions before Caleb Kynaston latched onto a Tyler White kick through, to touch down under the posts.

Ben Williams converted, for what turned out to be the match winning points, and 6 – 0 lead.

The half ended that way and Waterhead came out firing, asking Mayfield to defend their line stoutly, which they did with aplomb.

Harley Hogarth took a number of high kicks well and returned them with interest, but Waterhead found space out wide on their right, scoring in the corner, too wide for a successful conversion to take the score to 6-4.

Thom Philips and Mason Andrews-Smith put in a massive defensive stint and with Mayfield having the better of the last ten minutes of play as Max Boyes, Charlie Mckler and Tom Ratu made relieving runs up field, William May and Caleb Kynaston had scoring opportunities that we're denied. Waterhead fought to the end but Mayfield held out to take the cup.

Jamie Howe took the Man of the Match Award for his organisation, defensive and attacking play, but he was pushed all the way for the award by a number of players from both sides.

Mayfield under 12s Man of the Match Jamie Howe
Mayfield under 12s Man of the Match Jamie Howe

Team:

Mason Andrews-Smith, Harley Hogarth, Charlie Mckler, William May, Tom Ratu, Jamie Howe, Tyler White, Max Boyes, Ben Williams, Lewis Rook, Charlie Warburton, Caleb Kynaston, Thom Philips, Jacob Andrews-Smith, George Hartley, Toby Wrigley, Callum Pemberton-Brown.

Mayfield Mustangs Junior Rugby League are having a break in games for the winter, but training continues for all ages from 5 to 18, contact Simon on 07920 865 106 for details.

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