Warriors kick off pre-season campaign

Leyland Warriors
Leyland Warriors

Leyland Warriors Under-16s and Under-15s kicked off their pre-season campaign at the weekend.

The Under-15s took on a strong Shevington Sharks side who play a league higher than Warriors.

Despite a battling first-half performance by Leyland, Shevington’s quality showed and they led 20-0 at half-time.

The second half was a very different affair, as Warriors stepped up a gear to match the intensity of the Shevington team.

They restricted the visitors to just a single score, and as their share of possession increased, they also got on the scoreboard themselves with a Danny Wilkins try and two Joe Weston goals.

The game finished 24-8 but Warriors had plenty of positives to take going into their next game.

The Under-16s lost 26-0 against Beverley Braves in Round Two of the National Cup.

The visitors led 10-0 at the break after some generous weather conditions.

Leyland battled hard but failed to cross the line in the second half but again can take positive into their next game.