Upton win through to Yorkshire Cup quarter-finals

West Bowling's Lewis Poole is floored by Upton's Zack Means and Dean Raikes during the Yorkshire Cup tie.
West Bowling's Lewis Poole is floored by Upton's Zack Means and Dean Raikes during the Yorkshire Cup tie.
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Upton progressed to the quarter-finals of the BARLA Yorkshire Cup at the expense of West Bowling thanks to a 34-12 victory.

It took Upton four minutes to gain the upper hand after a quick play-the-ball by Steve Beal allowed Todd Williamson to cross over for the first try of the match, with Beal adding the conversion.

Upton conceded too many penalties allowing Bowling to make some good ground, and the scrum-half took his opportunity to dart over from close range.

Beal restored Upton’s lead not long after when he went on a good run, beat the tackler and scored just to the right of the posts before converting his own try.

Lee Boughen powered over the tryline shortly after, with Beal adding the extras for a two converted-try lead.

Jake Turner scored next when he received a good pass from Mears, and the forward made the chance count to claim a 22-6 half time lead.

After the break, Upton looked to have switched off as they gave away a few easy penalties, allowing Bowling to score a try under the posts before adding the conversion, and bringing themselves back into the game.

Raikes then ran 80 yards to score a try with Beal adding the points from an easy kick.

Upton finished the scoring after more nice work by Beal released Nick Welsh and he found Mears in space to cross over for an easy try.

To their credit, Bowling never gave up and kept going to the end, but were unable to add to the score as they bowed out of the Yorkshire Cup.

Upton are back in action in the league with an away trip to Thornhill on Saturday. Kick off for the match is at 2pm.