Silsden Storm u-12s 46 Brotherton Bulldogs u-12s 6

HAVING been moved from Division Three, Silsden started life in Division Four with a flourish.

The deadlock was broken after ten minutes with a try by Joe Beck, who ran in from 25 metres and Robson Weir converted.

Weir touched down himself after an excellent cross-field run by Beck, who put him away to score in the corner.

It was pretty much one-way traffic from then on. The next try was scored by the impressive Jack Beck, who sold two outrageous dummies to go in under the posts.

Weir, Jacob Haigh and Joe Beck were outstanding in attack during the first half. Demi-Lea Grieg was at her tackling best and there was also some strong running from Ellis Sands and Joe Spencer.

The second half was Silsden at their best, with new boys Jacob Sayer and Josh Colman playing with a new air of confidence. Oliver Moran pounced on a loose ball before running in from the halfway line for a great individual try.

The final try was scored on the hooter by speedy winger Moran. It had been all one-way traffic in the second half with the exception of a solitary Brotherton try as a result of a penalty for back-chatting.

Silsden's defence was at its best, keeping the Bulldogs out time and again.

This week the u-12s have their first experience of cup action as they go to Second Division Kippax Welfare in the first round of the Continuation Cup and the u-11s are at home to Scarborough Pirates.

New players are always welcome. Training is held at Silsden Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays (6:30-7:30).

Awards winners - Coaches man of the match: Robson Weir; Opposition man of the match; Supporters' man of the match: Joe Beck; top tackler: Jacob Sayer; player of the week: Josh Colman; magic moment: Jacob Haigh.