Morley take on old rivals in the Yorkshire cup
Sandal unable to cope with Morley firepower
A wonderful autumn morning saw Morley take on Sandal in an edgy and emotional cup game.
A very well spirited match was played by both teams, although Morley seemed to be on the edge (and over it) far too much for the refs liking.
It was an out and out cup game and though Sandal brought a good defensive game to Scatchard Lane, spilt ball and easy turnovers meant that they were unable to threaten Morley's line with any regularity.
Morley were very good in the loose and capitalised on Sandals slight mistakes with pace and power and were able to break the tackle and gain territory just when the pressure was on.
They also strung together several phases on a few opportunities and span the ball wide into the space scoring most chances they did create.
Morley's counter ruck was effective in disrupting the ball and the set piece was solid for most of the game.
Today the defence was top knotch yet again, this was perhaps the difference, Morley were pleased to run out winners, we wont count this as a sparkling display of our rugby style.
A solid team performance from the boys under tough circumstances.
In order to compete at a higher level we will need to work on adapting to the referee, playing whats in front of us and having more structure to launch attacks from.
Well done boys 'on to the next round'