SADDLEWORTH School’s year 10 rugby league team has won through to the quarter finals of the RFL’s National Schools’ Cup.
It follows a 24-10 victory against Archbishop Sentamu, Hull, at Churchill Playing Fields, Greenfield.
Half-backs Jack Sinfield and Finlay Rogers combined to mastermind the triumph scoring three of the four tries, the other a trademark solo effort from distance from full-back Jacob Mitchell.
Sinfield was faultless with the boot to set up a home tie in the next round against Furness Academy or Egglescliffe.
• The year seven rugby league team, which recently reached the final of the North West Counties Schools’ Cup, fared less well in the same competition bowing out 16-6 to Archbishop Sentamu, Hull, earlier in the afternoon.
A solo try and conversion from skipper Lewis Jagger, giving the hosts an early 6-0 advantage, proved to be insufficient to deny the visitors who worked their way back patiently and emerged worthy winners.