Wibsey come out on Top in final

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Wibsey Warriors are still coming down from cloud nine after defeating Bank Top Harriers 52-20 to win the Jack Senior Memorial Cup at Odsal.

Bank Top started the brighter and were quickly on the board when Michael Hustler crossed in the corner for an unconverted try.

Wibsey hit back five minutes later when Harry Hall dived over near the posts to allow Andy Robinson an easy conversion to make it 6-4.

Bank Top retook the lead when the lively Adam Mitchell crashed over but again the score went unconverted.

With nothing to choose between the sides at the 20-minute mark, the game exploded and Wibsey seized the initiative with four tries in a devastating ten-minute spell.

First Michael Horrocks skipped over before a neat reverse pass from Robinson allowed Chris Vogal to dive over. Minutes later, Chris Marsh extended the Warriors lead before speedster Nick Fontaine weaved his way over from 30 metres out.

Wibsey started the second half in similar fashion and it wasn’t long before Hall took the chance to grabbed his second try of the afternoon.

Bank Top showed some real spirit and fought back fiercely. First Mitchell saw an opportunity at the play the ball and dived over and that was followed by a fine Cameron Harrison effort.

Any suggestion of comeback was ended though when Ryan Smith cantered over on 58 minutes, although Jason Gelder did quickly reply for Bank Top.

Man of the Match Robinson rubbed salt in to the wounds when his ball steal saw him crash over, leaving just enough time for team-mate Dave Coates to complete the scoring and see the cup make the short journey up the hill to Wibsey.

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8:33am Wed 23 May 12

WibseyWarrior says...

RL reports in T&A are shocking!

Who is 'Chris Marsh'? Its Charles (as per team sheet & programme etc.), and he wasnt even the man who scored Wibsey's try as reported. It was Andy Wilkinson. The final try is also noted incorrectly. Scorer was Cameron Bishop, not Dave Coates. Poor work all round by T&A! Report put together by people who struggle to understand the game. Best to leave it to those that know next time maybe!
RL reports in T&A are shocking! Who is 'Chris Marsh'? Its Charles (as per team sheet & programme etc.), and he wasnt even the man who scored Wibsey's try as reported. It was Andy Wilkinson. The final try is also noted incorrectly. Scorer was Cameron Bishop, not Dave Coates. Poor work all round by T&A! Report put together by people who struggle to understand the game. Best to leave it to those that know next time maybe! WibseyWarrior
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8:41am Wed 23 May 12

scandanavian's love child52 says...

I put james riley forward, he could have done a bias wibsey report with his eyes shut.
I put james riley forward, he could have done a bias wibsey report with his eyes shut. scandanavian's love child52
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10:03am Wed 23 May 12

jrlufc says...

Reading the report I could've made a better attempt at it, bias or not!
Reading the report I could've made a better attempt at it, bias or not! jrlufc
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12:59pm Wed 23 May 12

birkybull says...

Here go the Wibsey Ego's. Maybe they should be in superleague.
Here go the Wibsey Ego's. Maybe they should be in superleague. birkybull
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1:07pm Wed 23 May 12

jrlufc says...

No ego here BirkyBull! Just agree first first poster that the report is poor in its accuracy. Even some of the Bank Top names are incorrect. It looks as though they have got half the name and guessed the rest! Disappointing when a programme is produced and they still get it wrong.

As for superleague, give it a year or 2!
No ego here BirkyBull! Just agree first first poster that the report is poor in its accuracy. Even some of the Bank Top names are incorrect. It looks as though they have got half the name and guessed the rest! Disappointing when a programme is produced and they still get it wrong. As for superleague, give it a year or 2! jrlufc
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2:28pm Wed 23 May 12

birkybull says...

hahah Great stuff Lads... made me laugh that one on a boring day stuck in the office...
hahah Great stuff Lads... made me laugh that one on a boring day stuck in the office... birkybull
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9:05pm Wed 23 May 12

nosher says...

Poor game, 2 poor defences, wibseys fitness was far better. Too many fatties in w**k tops team. Adam Mitchell was mom for me. The author, M.Strothers, did play the game for many years at a good level.
Poor game, 2 poor defences, wibseys fitness was far better. Too many fatties in w**k tops team. Adam Mitchell was mom for me. The author, M.Strothers, did play the game for many years at a good level. nosher
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4:39pm Thu 24 May 12

scandanavian's love child52 says...

Nosher you are blind BTH must be all at the gym every day
Nosher you are blind BTH must be all at the gym every day scandanavian's love child52
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9:16am Fri 25 May 12

nosher says...

Yeah, the gym they see is Jims cafe lol
Yeah, the gym they see is Jims cafe lol nosher
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