Upton under 14s stun high-flying Birstall Victoria

Harry Monaghan scores for Upton U8s.
Harry Monaghan scores for Upton U8s.

Upton ARLFC under 14s continued their good form as they bagged an impressive 36-10 win over high-flying Birstall Victoria last weekend.

Joe Ashby starred for Upton, scoring a brace for the home side as they ran in seven tries to blow away Birstall with a scintillating display of attacking rugby.

Lewis Marley opened the scoring for Upton as he crossed early in the match, before captain Zak Cook added a second.

Ashby then scored his first try of the game to continue what has been an impressive season so far.

With Upton cruising towards an easy win, Birstall showed why they are flying high in the league as two tries put the game in the balance.

Ellis Howton then settled home nerves with Upton’s fourth try to give them a healthy lead at the half-time interval.

Upton pulled away in the second half, Ashton adding his second try after a good team move.

Kieran Pilbeam and Tom Davies also crossed, with Tommy Owen nailing five conversions and Euan Mears ,Dec Burrows and Mitch Tucker excelling for Upton.

Upton U16s were also on the winning side as they blew away West Hull at home.

The boys stretched their winning run to four games and finished with a rare clean sheet as they defeated West Hull 24-0.

The U16s currently sit top of the Yorkshire Combination U16s Premier League with eight wins from 12 games.

There was another big win for the U12s, who stormed past Batley Boys with a brilliant performance.

Upton ran over 42 points in a dominant display as hosts Batley had no answer to their attacking prowess, the score finishing 42-4.

Upton U10s continued their good form ahead of the upcoming clash with Garforth as they easily beat Bradford Dudley Hill.

The boys ran over seven tries, with Spencer Hatfield grabbing a brace, as they dominated Bradford from the first minute to record a fifth straight win.

The U8s struggled with the hot conditions as they lost out in a tight game against Dewsbury Celtic.

Dewsbury started as the stronger side and opened up a healthy lead at the interval, despite an excellent try from Mitchell Light.

Upton regrouped in the second period and began to dominate the game, adding further tries from Light and Harry Monaghan.

Light took Man of the Match for his tries, while Opposition Man of the Match went to Kai Johnson for his relentless energy.

Jayden Male took Top Tackler and Most Improved went to new recruit Brooke Ward.