Keighley Albion u-13s 10 East Leeds u-13s 22
ALBION'S good recent league form ended against second-placed East Leeds, who came out on top in a game littered with mistakes.
Despite a number of injuries, Keighley can have no excuses as they were still able to field a strong squad but were their own worst enemies.
Albion started their first couple of tackles well but then coughed up possession and some woeful tackling led to the visitors' first score.
East Leeds were using a simple drop-off play to catch out Albion’s inside defence, who were failing to move up time and again, and were able to post another score.
Albion managed to get back in the contest when Ben McParland offloaded and the visitors, believing the ball went forward, failed to react and Josh Dickerson touched down. Matt Tindale was battering down the visitors defence time and again but his breaks were not backed up.
East Leeds gave themselves daylight again after another break led to a penalty on the Albion line. After surviving the whole set, they knocked on the final kick and the visitors pounced.
Knowing they needed a strong second half, Albion began forcing the ball and coughed up possession which saw East Leeds score again.
Keighley then had their best period, making a number of clean breaks, and the superb Tindale burst through to finish with Caleb McConville adding the extras, but Albion had left themselves too much to do.
East Leeds nominated Billy Lee, Tindale and Reece Smollen as the top performers but there were few bright spots on a difficult day at the office which Albion need to put out of their heads when they visit West Bowling A next.