Kids the bonus for Elland

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Elland coach Karl Fairbank picked out the performances of young backs Chris Midwood and Joe Nicholson as the high point of last weekend’s 40-20 Division Two success over relegated Eastmoor.

Elland, who now have a weekend off before bringing the curtain down on their season at Stanningley tomorrow week, opened up a 16-0 lead before being dragged into a tit-for-tat sequence of scoring.

“It felt like an end of season game,” said Fairbank.

“The best thing for me is the improvement we can see in players like Midwood and Nicholson.

“Midwood’s improved massively over the last six weeks and Nicholson’s played really well again.

“That’s something that bodes well for the future.”