Pennine League Division Two West: Silsden 26 Kings Cross 12

SILSDEN roared to their first win of the season with a strong performance after trailing by a converted try at the break.

The visitors opened the scoring with a well-worked try in the corner followed by a great conversion from the touchline. The hosts came back quickly when a beautiful off-load from Jamie Donnelly was picked up by skipper Craig Nicholson for him to crash over. The extras were added by Kris Gott.

The advantage swung back to the lads from Halifax when some scrappy play led to a loose ball which was snapped up for an easy six-pointer under the posts. The score remained at 12-6 to the visitors up to the break, but then Silsden came out with a real sense of determination as they ran down the slope.

Sam White made good yards before passing to Nicholson, who went in for his second, again goaled by Gott.

Jacob Barnes got on the scoreboard when he was on the end of a lovely move, touching down in the corner for an unconverted try, soon followed by another wide out when the irrepressible Nicholson went in for his hat-trick.

The final score was a second for Jacob Barnes after another flowing move, well converted by Gott.

Nicholson was man of the match, closely followed by good performances from Sam and Connor White and Adam Haigh, who did the full 80 minutes at prop.

There are no fixtures this week as Super League holds its Grand Final. Silsden's next match is Greetland away, with the local derby at home to Cowling the week after.