Yorkshire Men's League Division One: Keighley Albion 38 Skirlaugh Bulls 18

Keighley Albion had a great start to the season with victory over strong Hull side Skirlaugh.

They got off to a flier when good forward play from Dan Snowden and Jack Kennedy carried them up field and a lovely short ball from Rob Spencer put young Keenan McConville through to score his first open age try for Albion.

Cal Hudson added the extras but Skirlaugh quickly responded with an overlap out wide to score. Albion extended their lead with some slick foot work from Kris Gott, who beat four defenders to touch down out wide.

Albion began to take control, completing ten sets with Fin Meegan kicking them into strong field position.

Excellent ball work from prop Danny Snowden saw McConville through a gap to beat the full back and offload to Keiron Blakeley, who touched down and Hudson added the conversion to make it 16-4.

The impressive Hudson weighed in with a try himself but silly penalties from Albion allowed Skirlaugh to gain field position and reduce the gap to 20-12.

Albion responded quickly through Morgan Robinson, who was put through a gap by Conner Meegan to give Keighley breathing space again.

But they couldn't shake the Bulls off as penalties once again allowed Skirlaugh into the Albion half and they capitalised with a try.

The home defence got their act together and began to keep Skirlaugh deep in their half. This allowed for the try of the game, when Hudson chipped over the defensive line and collected the ball to beat the full back for a great individual score. His conversion made it 32-18.

Captain Jack Kennedy got on the scoresheet with a great run, breaking the line with a huge hand-off on the full back to go under the sticks and put the icing on the cake.

With great debuts for Scott Cunningham, Snowden and McConville, Albion will go into their next match full of confidence at home to Knottingley Worms on Saturday, April 22.