LEYLAND Warriors Under-13s continued their dominant form this season, remaining unbeaten in the league as they ran out 52-4 winners over Wigan St Judes.

The Warriors got off to a flying start with two early tries in the first few minutes before the visitors rallied and started to tighten up their defence.

Buoyed by their early successes, Leyland started to force the ball a little and made a few errors but to their credit, they realised this and got back to some strong hard running with good support play and added four further scores before the break.

The second half saw Leyland’s line speed slip a little and St Judes began to make some in-roads into Leyland territory. However, the Warriors’ defence at their own end of the pitch was superb, with some brilliant tackling on the big St Judes forwards.

Again, the Leyland offloads were causing St Judes problems as the Warriors added some spectacular long range and would have added even more tries if it weren’t for the valiant efforts of the St Judes fullback.

The Warriors tries were scored by Nicky Murphy (two), Will Hague (two), Matthew Parkinson (two), George Glover, Cameron Harris, Harrison Smith and Matthew Farrell. Glover (three), Sulaman Randall, Brad Croasdale and Alex Aspinall.

Elsewhere, the U8s played host to Thatto Heath Crusaders this weekend in a fast-paced game with some great offloads. In what was a very topsy-turvy game the young warriors came up just short on the score board, going down 40-24.

All of the players contributed well in both attack and defence and took the game to the opposition with strong running and some very fierce tackling.

In an entertaining game, the visitors appeared to have a little bit more control in the tackle and this allowed them to hold out the Warriors on several sets, leading to the difference in tries scored.

Tries came from Edward Hailwood (two) and one apiece for Pius Whatton, Callum Swinhoe, Tom Cooper and Harry Ridding.

Top Tackler award went to Pius Whatton and man of the match was Luke Thompson, who never put a foot wrong all game.