Rugby league: Mirfield 0 - 60 Mayfield

Date published: 29 May 2024

Mayfield faced a spirited Mirfield side this weekend in the BARLA National Cup. Mayfield are several tiers above Mirfield and this game showed why, because they dominated from start to finish. With all but one of the tries coming from the backs this display showed the fast open style of rugby Mayfield love to play.

Mayfield's right hand side profited the most, with winger James Duffy weighing in with five tries and his inside centre Lewis Butterworth helping himself to a hat trick. On the other wing Harry Sheridan managed a couple of tries.

Hooker Lewis Ainley bagged one making him the only forward to cross the line. Jordan Parr was on song with the boot landing 8 of 11 conversions, 5 of which were from the touchline.

This was a very good performance from Mayfield which saw them through to the semi final of this prestigious competition. Despite the lack of tries from the forwards it was they who laid the ground for this win. Dave Mills, Gaz Ellison, Trav Long and Max Riseham worked overtime wearing down the defence. Then the backs worked their magic Duffy was outstanding as he took his chances, his best came as he hit the home second rower with a strong tackle which dislodged the ball. Duffy then hacked the ball on from his own twenty, all the way to the line where he beat all chasers to score his fourth try.

Mirfield had fancied their chances in this one, after defeating West Hull in the last round, but they were just outclassed by this Mayfield team. Jordan Parr, Travis Long and Lewis Butterworth especially were just different class, causing problems every time they touched the ball.

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