Harrogate in command to lift Yorkshire Cup against Sheffield Tigers

LEWIS MINIKIN scored 23 points as Harrogate produced a commanding performance to retain the Yorkshire Cup over Sheffield Tigers 38-3 at Pontefract last night.

Harrogate's Lewis Minikin

National Two North side Harrogate were entirely dominant in the first half and cruised into a 23-3 lead at the break.

Brothers Sam and Jake Brady both capitalised on influential play from fly-half Callum Irvine to cross the whitewash, whilst Lewis Minikin added five goal kicks.

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Tigers, champions in National Three North this season, were unable to break into ‘Gate’s 22 throughout the first half.

And any hope of a second half comeback was blunted by an early Minikin penalty before Willem Enslin touched down at the base of a powerful Harrogate drive.

Minikin capped off an impeccable display by the holders with a classy converted try in the final minute as Harrogate secured the cup for an 11th time.