Langley Year 11s prove they are cup Kings

Year 11 pupils from Kings Langley School and Adeyfield School face off before the final at Pennine Way.
Year 11 pupils from Kings Langley School and Adeyfield School face off before the final at Pennine Way.

Kings Langley School 38
 Adeyfield School 8

Kings Langley School emerged victorious as they took on Adeyfield School in the final of the Year 11 Rugby League Champion Schools competition at Pennine Way.

Advancing to the final on the back of a qualifying tournament win at Hemel Stags’ ground a few days previously, Kings Langley went into the game as marginal favourites, having also triumphed in the Year 10 competition last season.

The game itself was a tough affair, with tackles and hits flying in and no ounce of commitment left at home by either side.

By the half-time break, Kings had put themselves in strong position at 22-4 ahead after capitalising on a couple of Adeyfield errors in their own half.

Adeyfield hit back immediately at the start of the second half to narrow the deficit to 22-8, sensing that, if they scored next, the game was well and truly back in their sights.

With heavy rain starting to pour, however, Kings Langley adapted well to the change in conditions and stuck to their basics, eventually scoring next to regain control of the match.

Two further scores in the final 15 minutes put an end to any hopes of an Adeyfield comeback, giving the defending winners a 38-8 victory at the final hooter.