Under 14s in the last four

Sleaford 0

Matlock RFC u14s 5

They don’t come much closer than this as Matlock travelled to Sleaford in the next round of NLD Cup.

Having to delay kick off by 90 minutes due to the frozen ground, it took both sides time to settle into the game.

The first half finished 0-0 with Matlock having the best of the chances but they just couldn’t finish them off.

The second half continued in the same vein with most of the play in the middle of the pitch until, five minutes from the end, Matlock’s forwards took the ball on a couple of phases, then quick ball by the backs found Will Molynieux who went over in the corner.

A tense ending then followed but a single try was enough to put Matlock into the semi-finals and earn the congratulations of their loyal supporters.