MALTON & NORTON Under-13s narrowly lost a thrilling game at Roundhegians 27-24.

They fell 17-0 down against the run of play but got a try back through Max Clough in the corner.

Roundhegians replied but Oliver Kelsey burst through to score and Malton trailed 22-12 at half-time.

Malt conceded another try midway through the second half but hit back with two in quick succession from Josh Britton - the first from a scrum that was passed along the backs and the second via a defence-splitting run.

Kelsey converted for a tense last 10 minutes but neither side could score again.

Malton & Norton U12s took on Selby and Goole.

Against Goole, Malton’s pack took control early on and George Bell ploughed through to crash over.

Alastair Keen ran 25 metres to score and, in the second half, got his second after a ferocious run from William Ennis.

With Goole beginning to tire, Malt’s rucking improved, and Guy Scothern picked up and crossed with three defenders on his back.

Danny Mullaney converted all four tries in a 28-0 win.

In Malt’s next game, Selby were fresher and capitalised in the first half to lead 14-0.

But Malt improved dramatically in the second period. Conor Saxby was slung over the line by a defender for a score, which Mullaney converted.

And, after stopping a Selby attack from the restart, a Malton scrum fed Leon Cook, who crashed over.

Mullaney converted to tie the scores but, just when a draw looked likely, Rory Watt made a great carry and Saxby popped up to race into the corner. Mullaney’s kick sealed an unlikely 21-14 win.