On this Day – 20th October

ON THIS DAY in 1974 Leeds played Wakefield in the Yorkshire Cup Final at Headingley and were hoping to retain the trophy that they had secured the year before. Leeds had beaten Dewsbury, Batley and Bradford to get to the final in what was to be a busy season for the Loiners, with them competing for honours in the Championship, the BBC Floodlit, John Player and Captain Morgan competition as well as the Challenge Cup.

In this game Leeds claimed their first and only silverware of the season with a 7-2 win. It was Wakefield though who had taken the initial lead through a Crook penalty, but Hepworth set up a try for Langley and then Syd Hynes added a drop goal to give the lead to Leeds in the first half. In a tense second period the only points came from Marshall who scored a penalty for Leeds to ensure the Cup stayed at Headingley.