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Atherton Dragons 5 Leigh East U7s 11

East put on an entertaining display which saw the U7s take the lead from the off.

The overall performance was a pleasure to watch. Tries from Bobbi Allred 2, Finn Penkywicz 1, Fynn Jackson 2, Jasper Cockle 1, Jude Wright 1, Luke Thorpe 3 and the man of the match Isaiah Biusara 1.

Leigh East u8s 10 Crosfields 4

Crosfields scored first but East went on to dominate with some solid defence followed by some strong running and good passing movements leading to East tries. Tries from: Callum Dean 3,Dylan Gregson 2, Cai O’Brian 2, Josh Hopkins 1, Callum Hadcroft 1, Will Nguimbi 1, Mom Cai O’Brian, Best run Romy Bell, Best tackle Billy Southworth, Most improved: Callum Dean

Crosfields 40 Leigh East u10s 6

East started off well by scoring 1st then fell asleep – Crosfields took full advantage with three quick tries. Second half lack of numbers with only eight fit players took its toll with Crosfields easing to the win.

East u11s 28 Rylands 6

East put on an impressive display to beat a determined Rylands side. As the game got underway both teams began to test each other. Some hard drives from the forwards gained good field position. A well worked set play saw Ben Molyneaux go over to open the scoring. Rylands pushed back quickly and leveled the score.

With all to play for East moved up a gear, a fantastic jinking run by Jordan Fishwick saw him score and east regain control of the game leaving it 12 -6 at the half.

East exploded into the second half and showed some good attacking play. Ryan Barnes was next to score after exposing a gap in the defensive line. Rylands now really struggled to contain East and it wasn’t long before Adam Jones went over to score. East didn’t let off and kept the tempo high. This paid dividends letting Taylor Pemberton score adding the icing to a fantastic team performance.

Leigh East u12s 8-30 Orrell St James

East defence struggled to contain a well drilled St James outfit especially around the ruck.

Other scores: Leigh East u15s 36-6 Langworthy Reds; Pilkington Recs 48-12 Leigh East.