What a fantastic advert for Junior Rugby League.
In a thrilling game that saw both sets of players give a 100% effort in attack and defence, it was a shame there had to be a losing side.
Birstall started the game quicker scoring two tries in the first 5 minutes which put Batley on the back foot, Batley led by Player of the Day Cole Innes who put in a barnstorming display at prop forward backed up by Lucas Tomlinson who won Top Tackler for his determination at stopping the Birstall attacks. Most Improved Harrison Headley ran himself to a standstill with 2 Try Max Clark who got Magic Moment for seeing the chance to score his and Batleys 2nd try. Lily Clark, Tom Rhodes, Shane Gaunt, Peter Lerums, Liam Metcalf, Joe Scott and Jake Farrell all put in great performances to give Batley a win that just eluded them at the end.
On a day that showed how both teams bring the best out of each other, Batleys perfomance has hopefully given the players a base to build some consistency for the remainder of the season.
Any new players wanting to play for Batley Boys please contact a coach below
Mick Innes 07825001698
John Sharp 07801819322