Rugby league: Karl wants more of same from kids

ELLAND are in good heart for tomorrow's trip to Doncaster to play Moorends in the National Cup.

Karl Fairbank's ex-Pennine League outfit had their most handsome Conference win yet six days ago, by 44-8 at home to Waterhead, and the coach was particularly delighted with the performances of two more young players coming into the team.

The club's strength is among their Under 18s, rather than the second team, and Brad Radcliffe and Freddie Walker were the players quick to make a mark at senior level.

Radcliffe started at hooker and his kicking game was a big bonus in the absence of Kaysi Pearson, who has gone on trial to Featherstone.

It allowed Dave Webb to be used as an impact player off the bench and Fairbank said he had responded by "murdering them down the middle."

Fairbank was also impressed with how solid Walker was on his first team debut at fullback and a 20-point haul for Oliver Fairbank was another bonus.

Elland emerged injury free from last Saturday's opening runout of 2011 so Fairbank will select from the same squad.

Moorends are in Division Two of the CMS Yorkshire League. Fairbank said: "I know nothing about them so it is untried territory for us. They will be keen to put one over us because we are from the Conference."