Rugby League: Mayfield 58 - 4 Lowca

Date published: 02 May 2024

Mayfield progressed to the second round of the BARLA National Cup, with a comfortable victory over a spirited Lowca side on Saturday 27 April. The Cumbrians pulled out all the stops for their visit to Rochdale and came knowing they were massive underdogs, but they were going to enjoy their day no matter what the score.

Mayfield dominated the Cumbrian League side from start to finish and the result was never in doubt. Mayfield's tries came from McDaid (3), Butterworth (2), Mills (2), Parr (2), Wood (2), with Parr converting seven of the eleven tries for a personal tally of 22 points.

The forwards were very strong on the day with Cole Connolly and Dave Mills going strong while the backs revelled in the extra space as Dev Long and half back partner Sam Wright were just to good for the opposition as were Jordan Parr and Lewis Butterworth. There was also a useful return to the blue and white for Lewis Ainley. Most of the tries scored came through moves that are practiced every week in training which pleased the coaches. 

This was a diversion from the main goal, the bread and butter, which has to be the league, but cup competitions are always welcome and a good run in any cup is a great morale booster for a club, not that that is needed at Mayfield right now as the club is buzzing at the moment. The second round of the cup saw Mayfield drawn away at Pennine League One side Mirfield, tie to be played on Saturday 25 May.

While the NCL side were winning their game the NWML team were also registering a comfortable win as they battled out a 46 22 victory against highly fancied Roose Pioneers. Old stager Rob Kershaw weighed in with a brace of tries as the win took his team to the top of the table. Coach Andy Reed was delighted with the performance and the way the team stuck to the task at hand.

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