Got to feel for Blackbook, so near yet beaten on the hooter by York , a team 5 divisions above
Valiant effort from Leigh Miners at Barrow, and Leigh East had a pasting at Sheffield
great for expansion that All Golds and Hemel got through
Looking forward to AJM draw tomorrow for the next round - hoping that Leigh get a good draw of course, another lower league first them maybe a noney maker SL oppo at LSV in the round after
Records tumbled at the Eagles game - think I'm right in saying that's their biggest ever win. Menzie Yere equalled Daryl Powell's 24 year-old record of 5 tries in a game, and Dom Brambani set a new record for the number of conversions in a game for the Eagles (14, again beating a 14 year-old record). Corey Aston, son of cup hero Mark, scored twice on his first team debut, too.
Over 200 points in two games at DVS this weekend, after the Sonics beat Sheffield-Hallam Eagles 42-40 yesterday. 35 tries in all, if my shaky maths is correct. DVS obviously the place to be for tries (and amateur defending, quite literally given that 3 out of the 4 sides in action were Tier 3 ones).
I'll shut up with the stats now.