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KEIGHLEY’S decision to surrender home advantage in Round One of the National RU Under 17 Knockout competition because of a junior festival at their ground may have proved expensive.

With over 500 youngsters due at the Yorkshiremen’s headquarters, they agreed to take their National Shield game to Tyldesley, where they managed a 19-19 draw in a tense tussle.

Tyldesley, however, scored three tries to two to edge home and earn a trip to Marple in the Northern group semi-finals.

Consolation for Keighley came via the fact that their Junior Festival attracted the biggest influx of youngsters ever to congregate at the club.

Two of last season’s beaten National semi-finalists – Lymm and Winnington Park – also progressed, but the third team to fall at the penultimate hurdle last time, Caldy, went down 19-0 at home to Wharfedale.

Results and draw

National Under 17 Tournament, Northern Division

Round One results

Cup: Game A - Waterloo 7 Otley 27, Game B - Penrith 7 Lymm 50, Game C - Darlington Mowden Park 3 Manchester 38,Game D – Hull Ionians w/o Redcar. Plate: Old Brodleians 62 Horden 0, Chester 17 Trentham 60, Sheffield 5 Winnington Park 7, Caldy 0 Wharfedale 19. Bowl: Stockton 0 Yarnbury 50, Altrincham Kersal 42 New Brighton 0, Keswick 50 Vale of Lune 3, West Park Leeds w/o Whitley Bay Rockcliff. Shield: Marple 18 Kendal 10, Keighley 19 Tyldesley 19 (Tyldesley progress on ‘most tries rule’), Moortown 15 Scarborough 31, Blaydon 34 Hawcoat Park 15.

Semi-final pairings (March 20)

Cup: Game Q - Otley v Lymm, Game R - Manchester v Hull Ionians. Plate: Game S - Old Brodleians v Trentham, Game T - Winnington Park v Wharfedale. Bowl: Game U - Yarnbury v Altrincham Kersal, Game V - Keswick v West Park Leeds. Shield: Game W - Marple v Tyldesley, Game X - Scarborough v Blaydon.

Divisional Finals (April 3)

Cup: Winner Game Q v Winner Game R. Plate: Winner Game S v Winner Game T. Bowl: Winner Game U v Winner Game V. Shield: Winner Game W v Winner Game X.

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