Our latest look at a ye olde Sedge match is not even a whole year old. With the Bradford Cup's in action this weekend, and a recent announcement the finals will be returning to their rightful home, we are looking at the same stage as last season where Sedge's second string were drawn against Wyke's. Cue a cameo appearance from the now retired (so he says) Tiffa to take Sedji into the Semi-Finals...
Match Date: 22/02/2014
Competition: Hudson Foster Bradford Cup R1
Result: Wyke A 10 Odsal Sedbergh A 26
Lawrence is Key-ra in cup comeback
(to appreciate that pun you need to know Tiffa was blessed with the birth of his daughter Keyra this week...now you get it, clever ey!?)
Report by Dom Burch
Wyke utilised the hill in the opening stages to register a 10-0 lead, but slowly Sedge started to get back into the game. Penalties helped get Sedge up the hill and space was created for new dad on the block Chris ‘Tiffa’ Lawrence, whom I have never seen play in the same position twice, to cut back on the inside with a neat step and finish by the posts.
Sedge equalised through some confusion when Sam Hall – cheered on by the home crowd due to his new hair style, raced unopposed under the posts from twenty metres out. Karl Read converting both tries to take a lead Sedge were determined to keep. After taking the lead a half that seemed to last forever, a break up hill after “ball stealer” Booth used both his outrageous dummy and a typical ball steal gaining good metres being among the highlights.
A Shaun Flynn break was well supported by Ryan Scholes only for his pass to “catch some wind” and elude the oncoming support outside.
The second half started well and work on the short side gave Jason “Kippa” Woolham some space and he did well to avoid the temptation to put Tiffa or Aidan Whiting through to score on his own. A miss by Read proved his last kick of the day.
Wyke’s slightly heavier pack tired going up the hill but couldn’t add any further points to the board.
Danny Terry did well to finish from close range and an intercept from well inside his own half gave Ryan Scholes the final try.
Former Sedge wing Teasdale had a couple of good steps that not one of the home defence will own up to and it was kind of the away side to offer the chance of a player resembling an old school darts player an opportunity to put on the shirt in a derby. Next up in the semis: Victoria Rangers.
R.Scholes, A.Whiting, C.Lawrence, S.Hall, A.Kilduff, J.Karnausakus, K.Read, S.Barnes, R.Booth, D.Chapman, D.Messenger, T.Ellison, R.Bahan SUBS: K.Terry, D.Terry, S.Flynn, J.Woolham
Tries: Lawrence, Hall, Woolham, R.Scholes
Goals: Read(2), Flynn
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