FRYSTON WARRIORS made light of very wet conditions to ease to a 62-18 victory over CUTSYKE RAIDERS in Wednesday’s CASTLEFORD & FEATHERSTONE ARL DAVID POULTER OPEN CUP FINAL.
The game, which was hosted by hospitable Castleford RUFC and well-controlled by referee Andy Sweet, was over as a contest inside the opening quarter, by which stage the newly-crowned Pennine League champions had posted three tries against the Division Two title hopefuls.
Cutsyke, however, showed great resilience, hitting back before a big crowd with tries by Danny Noon and Lee Cartwright, whose second score came at the death; Gav Lightowler improved each effort.
There was, though, no doubt as to Fryston’s superiority. The Warriors, with prop Jack Smith – the Craig Hopson Memorial Man of the Match – setting a strong platform, had opened with tries by Wayne McHugh, Ryan Meah and Lee Land and led 30-6 at the break through further touchdowns for McHugh and Meah, Andy Speake adding each conversion.
Cartwright opened and closed the scoring in the second period but, between-times, Fryston dominated with touchdowns for Land (twice, for his hat-trick), Jack Lee, Scott Horner, Dale Cogan and, with his third score, McHugh; Cogan landed four goals.
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