HOSTS Ilkley A have won one of the most dramatic finals in the history of the Latino Ceramics Aire-Wharfe Cup.

They trailed Otley Saracens 31-27 and lost possession before regaining it and going through 15 phases to win it with a try by winger Adam Bailes.

Ramsey's conversion made it 34-31, leaving Ilkley jubilant and Otley, who thought that full back Cameron Burnhill's 78th-minute twinkle-toed run to the try-line from ten metres inside Ilkley's half had won it for them.

Other tries for Otley, whose backs always looked dangerous, came from centres Kieran Wilyman and Danny Adu, scrum half Joe Trudgian and winger Che Ochugboja, with fly half Ben Telfer adding three conversions.

Ilkley, in the final for a fifth straight year, responded with efforts by Bailes, No 8 Max McKay and a penalty try, with Ramsey landing two penalties and two conversions, although he topped a penalty attempt in the 77th minute just before Otley's last try.

The match was well refereed by Chris Sharp, who is stepping down from the RFU panel.

There were no such late-match palpitations the following night in the Latino Ceramics Aire-Wharfe Plate final at Old Otliensians.

The home side were seeking a treble after promotion from Yorkshire Division Three last month and winning the RFU Junior Vase on Sunday at Twickenham, but their second team could not deliver, going down 70-29 to a strong Keighley second team.

Tries for the visitors came from centre Jonty Glendinning (4), full back Jake Duxbury (2), winger Jimmy Morton, second row Luke Carter, hooker Ryan Gibson and replacement Leigh Sugden, with fly half Chris Meehan adding two penalties and seven conversions, including one which bounced off both uprights.

Ensians never gave up and managed tries, three of which came in the final quarter, by flanker Ben Smith, Matt Taylor, James Smith and Rob Lyon, with Matt Tenniswood adding two conversions and a penalty and fly half Kristian Keinhorst a conversion.

They also had three players sin-binned by referee Gavin Jones – Taylor, Keinhorst and Darren Cooley, the latter for a flop on try-scorer Glendinning.

It was the first senior silverware for Keighley, who have been Aire-Wharfe Cup finalists five times but never won it, since 2002-03 when Rob Riley's side triumphed in Yorkshire Division Two.