WHARFEDALE Colts continued their good run by beating Kettering 41-12 in the National Cup quarter-finals.

They will now face Luctonians in the semi-final at the Avenue this weekend.

A spokesman for the club said: "This was the first time a Wharfedale Colts team has ever reached this stage, and the win over Kettering was quite simply a fantastic team performance."

After a 160-mile journey, the Colts warmed up well on a glorious, sunny day, and from the kick-off immediately pressured the home side.

The first try came on 15 minutes from Louis Verity, who burst through to score and also converted putting Dale 7-0 up.

On 22 minutes, Verity also slotted a penalty to increase the lead to 10-0.

The Colts continued to apply pressure, dominating scrums, line-outs and possession, then after a great phase of play Owen Bullock scored on 32 minutes, which again Verity converted, giving the Colts a 17-0 lead at half-time.

Dale started the second half with the same momentum, and Sam Dickinson scored another great try out wide, which Verity just missed from near the touchline, and the lead was 22-0 just after the break.

Kettering played some good attacking rugby throughout, but the Colts defended magnificently and on 50 minutes Oscar Canny scored a great try, which Verity again converted, increasing the lead to 29-0.

The home team then scored a converted try on 53 minutes, quickly followed by another 12 minutes. They missed the conversion and the score was 29-12.

Nerves were quickly settled though when Dickinson scored his second (not converted) extending the lead to 34-12 with minutes left.

The icing on the cake came when Finley Brewster scored under the sticks after a great passing move, which Verity converted with minutes to go to win the game 41-12.