On this Day – 30th November

On the 30th November in 1968 Leeds recorded their seventh league win in a row with a victory over Bramley and in 1980 they took on Halifax at home.

ON THIS DAY in 1968 recorded their seventh league win in a row with a victory over Bramley at Headingley. It was the second time the sides had faced each other that season, with Leeds narrowly claiming the first victory 13-12 at the beginning of the season.

This win though was much more convincing with Syd Hynes scoring a brace and Alan Smith, Mick Shoebottom, Bernard Watson and John Atkinson all adding further tries each.

Bev Risman kicked 4 goals, whilst the visitors failed to score a single point and the game ended 26-0. On this day in 1980 after two weeks on the road Leeds were back at Headingley to take on Halifax in the league.

The Loiners had lost their last two games against Barrow and Fulham and were looking for just their fourth win of the season. In a close match Alan Smith helped his side to victory with his sixth try of the season and Phil Cookson and John Atkinson both added tries apiece.

John Holmes kicked a crucial goal which ensured the Loiners to a 11-9 win, in front of a 4,925 crowd.