THE future of Leyland Warriors club looks bright after their Division Five team - boasting seven Under-18 players - held Clock Face to a 22-22 draw.

Leyland opened the scoring with a superb long range try from man of the match Andy Robinson before the visitors worked an overlap to score out wide.

The Warriors worked the ball into good field position and John Cain hit a great line to crash over for his first try at Open Age level and Joe Ainscough converted.

Clock Face began to play smart conservative rugby, controlling the tempo of the game and they worked their way back up field to score and take a 12-10 lead into the break.

There were further second half scores by Nathan Burns out-stripped his marker to score, with James O’Neill holding his nerves to convert on debut.

The Warriors now began to get a grip of the game and when Declan Roberts’ well timed pass put Adam Bee into space he drew the cover and released Burns down the right, who stepped inside the fullback to race home from halfway, O’Neill converting again.

But with two minutes remaining Clock Face turned the ball over and crashed over the line from close-range.

To the Warriors’ relief, the conversion attempt from wide out on the right bounced off the post and the game finished 22-22.

Meanwhile, the u11s played at Orrell St James and gave a good account of themselves in a well-paced encounter not reflected by the 38-6 scoreline in favour of Orrell.

Leyland worked hard in the middle of the pitch in attack and defence but could not find the last pass required to get over the line until Leon Whatton scored.

This weekend saw a big test for the u13s, travelling to face South Trafford Raiders and a game between the top two clubs in the division did not disappoint.

It turned out to be superb game of rugby for both sets of players to take part in and for both sets of parents to watch.

Tries were scored by Will Hague (two), Matthew Parkinson (two), Cameron Harris, Matthew Farrell and Sulaman Randall added 2 conversions to make it 28-12 to the Warriors.