St. Benedict’s won the Under-14’s County Cup with a tense and exciting 12-10 win over Kirkby Lonsdale.
After only six minutes Kirkby Lonsdale went in front with an unconverted try.
On 15 minutes the west Cumbrians hit back with a try of their own when Rhys Williamson was able to dive in at the corner.
Although the bigger and stronger Kirkby Lonsdale side dominated possession in the first-half they could only add a second unconverted try before half-time.
It was better from the Saints in the second-half when they saw a lot more of the ball.
On several occasions they were just unable to get the ball over the Kirkby Lonsdale line.
Midway through the half the Saints’ pressure paid-off when Conrad Dockwray ploughed through several tackles to score the equalising try.
It proved to be all on the conversion and Ciaran Hodgson saw his effort just drop over the bar.
Kirkby Lonsdale tried desperately to get back into it but Saints defended really well to take the trophy.
They had produced a superb defensive effort when it mattered and Kirkby Lonsdale were left to rue their missed opportunities in the first-half when they had all the ball.
Rhys Williamson was named man of the match.