THE Keighley Albion Under-15s wingers came through on Sunday, as a brace for Oliver Moran and a try for Curtis Hansen saw their side to a 12-6 home victory in the opening game of the season.

The Yorkshire Juniors Division Two win was even more creditable given that Keighley played with just 12 men against opponents Oulton Raiders' 13.

Both sides were defending strongly in the first half, with Thomas Knight, Tolly Lickley, Dan Bandy and Harris Almond to the fore in keeping the big Oulton forwards quiet.

Albion had chances themselves, but Oulton made the breakthrough as the first half was just about over.

The ball bounced up nicely into the Oulton stand off's hands and he broke through to touch down under the posts. With an easy conversion added, the visitors had the half-time lead at 6-0.

Coming down the hill in the second half, Noel Durkin led the Albion charge with a number of strong carries and with Jack Tetley kicking well, Oulton were left pinned in their own half.

The breakthrough finally came after a half break from Joe Beck took Albion within 10 metres of the Oulton line.

With Lucas Evans feeding Tetley on the short side, he drew the Oulton defence and slipped the ball to Hansen, who went over out wide to peg Oulton back at 6-4.

Man of the match Knight looked to have scored next, but lost the ball as he went over the try line. But in a repeat of the move, the same player was able to slip the ball to Moran. He scored in the corner to make it 8-6 to Albion.

In the closing minutes, Tetley again went to the short side and a cut out pass from him was latched on to by Moran, who scampered over to score his second and seal the victory.

Next week, Albion visit Fryston for a league match, and that is followed by the preliminary round of the Challenge Cup on March 15, when they host Milford.