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North Wales Community Round-up

18th August 2015, 09:21

North Wales Community Round-up

YET another busy weekend of rugby league action across North Wales began on Saturday morning with Wrexham Bradley Raiders entertaining Flintshire Falcons at U11s level on Bradley Fields, Wrexham.

YET another busy weekend of rugby league action across North Wales began on Saturday morning with Wrexham Bradley Raiders entertaining Flintshire Falcons at U11s level on Bradley Fields, Wrexham.


In a very closely-contested and entertaining game, it was the home team who edged the game, 38-28.

 

In the end, it was the Raiders' greater accuracy and success rate with their conversions which gave them their victory.

 

However, both clubs can feel very happy with their morning's work.

 

The Falcons continue to build up their U11s section and the Raiders will be happy with a run out ahead of completing the second-half of their North West Counties league fixtures.

 

In the afternoon, North Wales Crusaders U9s hosted Warrington-based Rylands Sharks and Flintshire Falcons in a mini U9s festival at Queensway Stadium.

 

There were three very entertaining games played, with Crusaders and Falcons both showing up well against a very well drilled and skilful Rylands team.

 

Both Crusaders and Falcons will have learnt a lot from playing the Sharks, who play regular fixtures in the North West Counties.

 

Crusaders and Falcons would like to wish the Sharks all the very best for the remainder of their North West Counties league fixtures.

 

A bonus for all three teams was the opportunity to provide the guard of honour prior to the League 1 fixture between Crusaders and Swinton Lions at The Racecourse.

 

A fantastic afternoon was enjoyed by all the juniors from both clubs.

 

Crusaders U16s were also in action on Sunday with a long trip up to Barrow-in-Furness to take on Roose Pioneers in a North West Counties league fixture.

 

Crusaders needed a win to continue in their quest for a third-place finish in their division and to build confidence ahead of their U16s Plate final in mid-September.

 

The long trip proved to be worthwhile for the Cru boys, as they returned home with a deserved but hard fought 26-22 victory.

 

The victory could have been far more convincing if Crusaders had taken advantage of a number of gilt edged scoring opportunities throughout the game.

 

Tries from Morgan Shaw, Leon Jones, Shane Russell, Morgan Johnson and Alfie Matthias saw the Cru boys home in a tight match.

 

Next up for the U16s is a home league fixture against Leyland Warriors at Queensway on Sunday, August 23, with an 11.45am kick-off.

 

Community coach Allen Jones was delighted with the weekend’s activity.

 

“We have some talented players at the U11s age group and the minis sections at both Crusaders and Falcons and both clubs are working hard to build up these and other age groups”, Jones said.

 

“The U16s continue to defy all the odds and not only compete against the well established clubs from the North-West, but are now becoming one of the teams everyone wants to beat.

 

This is a huge testament to just how far the boys have come in under two seasons of playing rugby league.”