IN only their second season of competitive rugby, the two Keighley Albion Under-13s squads have been taking their respective leagues by storm.

Following two promotions last season and a summer of recruitment, the U13s have been able to field two teams. The Blacks in Division Four and the Reds in Division Six.

The Blacks squad, newly-formed with players from a number of Keighley schools, have produced an incredible unbeaten run of 17 league and cup games.

This has seen them promoted into Division Three, where they have continued their impressive run, knowing that five more victories will seal the league title.

In addition to their league form, the Blacks capped off a superb first half of the season with victory against West Bowling in the Bradford and Keighley Challenge Cup final, at Odsal, earlier this month.

In a fierce and physical encounter, Albion came out on top thanks to tries from Brody Leach (2), Jacob Davies, Isaac Denton and Micky Lee Whitaker - along with conversions from Charlie Savage and Kyle Horne (Man of the Match).

The team, so used to attacking, had their backs against the wall in the second half but managed to pull through.

After a desperate final two minutes of excellent defence, Albion get themselves over the line and captain Joe Priestley was able to lift the Black’s first piece of silverware.

The Albion coaches gave a special mention to full-back Charlie Savage who was badly injured during the first half of the cup final resulting in him having to have an operation on his shoulder.

After the summer break, the Blacks will be focussed on their charge towards the title, as well as their upcoming second cup final against Leeds Irish - to be played at Batley Bulldogs on Saturday, September 21.