FOUNDATION ACADEMY LOSE OUT TO WOLVES FIGHTBACK

The U16’s had a disappointing end to their season when they suffered defeat to Warrington at Kirkstall on Saturday morning having led for the majority of the game.

The Rhinos Foundation Academy had a disappointing end to their brief three game season when they suffered defeat to Warrington at Kirkstall on Saturday morning having led for the majority of the game. Leeds were 12 points up within 10 minutes, Danny Lawton and Mathew Fox going in for the Rhinos with Lawton adding both conversions. Chris Dean the replied for the Wolves with Daniel Brown tagging on the extras. Paul McShane then extended the Rhinos lead again with another conversion from Lawton before Simon Councell replied for the Wolves. Kenny Parker’s converted try took the Rhinos lead to 24-10 before Yaad Johal’s converted reply on the stroke of half time took the score to 24-16. Johal then added a second try just after half time before Jonathan Schofield crossed to stretch the Rhinos lead to 30-20 with Danny Lawton’s conversion. It was all Warrington then as they took a grip on the game to dominate the last 15 minutes of the game. Tries from Alex Hurst and Adam Neal, both converted by Daniel Brown push the Wolves two points in front before a Field Goal from Brown took the Wolves to a 33-30 victory. Disappointment for the Rhinos in their last game but there were again encouraging performances from Paul McShane, Mathew Fox and Kenny Parker. Danny Lawton was again perfect with the boot to cap a great three games. The SouthStander.com man of the match went to John Elkington for his all round effort on attack and defence. Leeds: 1. Danny Lawton; 2. Steven Mallas, 3. Tom Rushworth, 4. Jonathan Schofield, 5. Dane Nugent; 6. Chris Clarkson, 7. Mathew Fox; 8. John Elkington, 8. Paul McShane, 10. Rick Barr, 11. Josh Scott, 12. Joey Walkin, 13. Jack Ely; 14. James Worsley, 15. Richard Leatham, 16. Tom Saunders, 17. Kenny Parker, 18. Ty Jeffers. Warrington: 1. Alex Hurst; 2. Nick Touhey, 3. Simon Councell, 4. Stephen Taylor, 5. Yaad Johal; 6. Alex Thompson, 7. Liam Duffy; 8. Adam Neal, 9. Chris Dean, 10. Mark Smith, 11. Callum Casey, 12. Daniel Martin, 13. Daniel Brown; 15. Andrew Webb, 16. Brad Atherton, 17. Will Stringer, 18. Taylor Welch Referee: Mr W. Harling. By Matthew Horton