Harps helps to deliver the points for Victoria Rangers before a special delivery of his own (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Harps helps to deliver the points for Victoria Rangers before a special delivery of his own
Victoria Rangers overcame a hectic start to their Pennine League Division Four clash at Dearne Valley Bulldogs before going on to register a hefty 38-14 success on their relentless march to the championship crown.
It was a double celebration for man of the match Luke Harps – who had to rush off at the close to witness the birth of his new daughter.
Half the Vics side were delayed on the motorway due to an accident and arrived with little time for any preparation.
They soon found themselves 10-0 in arrears with the possibility that their unbeaten record was in serious danger of coming to a close. However, a touchdown from Isaac Scully plus a try and two conversions from Aiden Scully led the recovery to see them into the sheds 12-10 up.
Rangers ensured normal service was resumed on the restart, with further tries from Brown, Harps, Dale Lee and Adam Hirst. Scully added his brace and landed a further three goals.
The Vics now need just one point from their last two games to secure the title.
Queensbury’s President Cup hopes came to an end in a 32-10 second-round defeat at Thornhill Trojans.
Bury, who were always playing catch-up against the Premier Division side, managed two touchdowns from Lee Kelly and Jack Evison together with a Scott Swann conversion.
West Bowling crashed to a heavy 46-10 at Queens in the Premier Division.
Bowling trailed 6-4 following a touchdown from wingman Dwaine Nelson but the floodgates opened and they were 24-4 down at the interval. They only had a Ben Cousen effort to show after the break, converted by Elliot Cousins.
Teenage forward Elliot Townsend looked the part on his debut alongside veteran Glenn Barraclough, making his first senior appearance this term.
Sedge overcame a 10-0 deficit to run out winners after Ryan Scholes, Danny Terry, Jason Woolham, Sam Hall and Chris Lawrence reached the whitewash.
Sedbergh’s first team saw off Division One promotion-chasers West Leeds 22-10 with tries from Jonny Ward, Lee Birkett, Kris Fawthrop and a late score from old soldier Alastair James.