Lancashire avoid Under 19s wooden spoon



With Yorkshire having already secured the BARLA Under 19s County Tri-Series title, interest in the meeting of Lancashire and Cumbria at Blackbrook centred on which side would finish bottom of the pile.


That team is Cumbria, who were beaten 20-10.


Tries in the first half by Callum Houghton, John Whittaker and Gavin Roden, plus a couple of conversions by Rob Collier, helped Lancashire to a 16-0 interval lead.


Ryan Gray nipped over when the second period got underway to stretch the advantage to 20 points. And touchdowns for Jordan O’Leary and Ryan Clegg, one of which Dean Rooney converted, came too late to rescue the situation for Cumbria.


Lancashire: 1. Josh Oaks, 2. Mike Carter, 3. Karle Hunt, 4. Jordan Blakeley, 5. Ryan Gray, 6. Rob Collier, 7. John Whittaker, 8. Tom Brown, 9. Callum Fletcher, 10. Ramon Morley Samuels, 11. Matty Killganon, 12. Jack Sharrock, 13 Gavin Roden. Subs: 14. Alex Green, 15. Billy Brickhill, 16. Callum Houghton, 17 Declan Sheridan.

Cumbria: 1.Ryan Johnston, 2. Ross Clayton, 3. Connor Molyneux, 4. Jake Corrie, 5. Ben Robinson, 6. Dean Rooney, 7. Dominic Smallwood, 8. Aiden Coulthard, 9. Owen McCartney, 10. Liam McNicholas, 11. Dominic O’Brien, 12. Jordan O’Leary, 13. Jack Gordon Dalton. Subs: 14. Alistair McEwan, 15. Bailey Morton, 16. Ryan Clegg, 17. Josh Dent.

Referee: C Smith