Beeston Broncos under 13s defeat Chargers from North Derbyshire to reach Cup Final
Beeston Broncos u13s won a closely fought Yorkshire Juniors Continuation Cup Semi Final last Saturday morning, a win which means that they will now take their place in the first ever Cup Final a Broncos team has contested in their short history. They will face Keighley Albion in the final on Saturday 25 June, kicking off at 11:30, at the Bigfellas Stadium – the home of Championship club Featherstone Rovers.
Their opponents in the semi final were North Derbyshire Chargers, the match being played in Warsop Vale, an old mining village between Worksop and Mansfield. The closely fought contest could have gone either way with Beeston first building up a 12 point lead, then the Chargers fighting back to within two points of the South Leeds side, for the Broncos to pull away towards the end of the game for a final winning margin of 8 points – final score 34pts to 26. Joy and relief were emotions felt in equal part by the team, coaches and supporters as the referee blew the final whistle and the celebrations began!
The club, who have recently moved into their new pitch side facilities located behind Lane End Primary School at the bottom of Beeston Road (where South Leeds Sports Centre used to be), are now gearing up for the final, coaches and players putting in the hard work which will hopefully lead to victory on the day
They are also reaching out to members and supporters new and old, young and not so young to come and support the boys in the Final. If you’re reading this and have not had an invite please do come along and support your Beeston community rugby league club. You’ll be very welcome!
The Broncos are on the look out for new players in School Years Reception, 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 and 8 as they look to the future with a growing enthusiasm. If you have youngsters in those age groups who would like to give rugby a try, why not get in touch with Darrell Robinson on 07447 098068, or Phil Goodfield on 07887 723328 for more information?
Back Row l to r: McKenna Buttle, Harvey Patterson, Callum Varley, Kian Hendry, Josh Harvey, Dylan Pryce, Connor Varley, Daniel Sampson, Mason Buttle, Zak Smith. Front Row l to r: Billy Tansey, Jarvis Falconer, Lukas Tottie, Cameron Phillis, Aiden Robinson, Lucas Smith, Cameron Coatham, Nathan Kirk, Jack Williamson-Carter.
Other local junior teams have also reached their respective finals:
Hunslet Club Parkside play Bradford Dudley Hill in the u12s Continuation Cup Final, ko 1030 on Saturday 25th.
and on Sunday 26th:
Hunslet Warriors under 13s are in Steven Mullaney Memorial Trophy Final v Featherstone Lions (kick off 1130), and
Hunslet Warriors under 14s are in the Paul Teale Memorial Trophy Final v Kippax (ko 1245).