Bradford ARL Jack Senior Memorial Cup semi-final: Queensbury 6 Wyke 28

WYKE booked themselves a Bradford Cup final place for the first time in over 30 years after a hard-fought and bruising 28-6 win over Queensbury in the Jack Senior Memorial Cup.

The visitors had the advantage of the considerable slope in the first half as they set about building what was to prove an insurmountable lead.

Centre Ryan Exley opened the visitors' account on 15 minutes with a try next to the posts, following a neat kick through from the lively Jordan Payton.

Winger Cameron Foster stepped up to add the extras to make it 6-0, and minutes later it was Foster's turn to help himself to a try when he fielded a cross-field kick from Payton to out-jump the Bury defence.

Bury rallied, and were unlucky not to cut the deficit when Scott Northin was cut down just short of the line.

With the half-time whistle approaching, the influential Koby Kitson put in a superb chip kick which the Bury defence struggled to deal with, leaving themselves on the wrong end of a penalty for offside.

Foster duly slotted over the penalty to give Wyke a 12-0 lead at the break.

In the second half, Bury rallied, with forward Brett Marriott driving the home side constantly at the Wyke defence.

It came as no surprise when, on 50 minutes, Marriott used all his strength and know-how to barge his way over the whitewash, and full back Craig Hanson hit a superb touchline conversion to put Bury back in the game at 12-6.

The next try was to prove crucial, and it was the visitors who secured it when Payton found Foster out on the right with a long-range pass from which he was able to crash over.

Wyke extended their lead further on 65 minutes when Lee Baron found Kitson, who, in turn, found Foster on the overlap again to complete his hat-trick.

Payton took over kicking duties to add the conversion, and there was no way back for Bury with Wyke 22-6 in front.

Winger Tevin Campbell rubbed salt into the wounds when he forced his way over in the corner, a try which Payton duly converted.

The last score was left to Bury's Marriott.

However, it was Wyke's supporters whose voices could be heard at the final whistle as they now await the winners of the postponed semi-final between Clayton and Wibsey Warriors.