Thornhill Trojans completed a local cup double at last night’s Heavy Woollen Finals Day.

The John Kane and Jim Brown Cups were both contested by teams from Dewsbury Moor and Thornhill.

In the evening’s first match, Thornhill A overcame a half-time deficit to emerge 24-18 winners.

Max Vernon scored two of Moor’s tries, alongside efforts from Jordan McNally and Bobby Canavan.

But Declan Tomlinson grabbed a brace for the Trojans, and Josh Geary and Johnny Mack also crossed, to seal the John Kane Cup for Thornhill.

The Jim Brown Cup Final was an equally tight affair.

Following a bad-tempered opening ten minutes, a try from Danny Ratcliffe gave Thornhill an early lead, before James Craven added the Trojans’ second.

James Delaney responded for Moor, but Martyn Holland’s effort from dummy half made it 18-4 to the Trojans.

Dom Horn’s score out wide before half-time kept Moor in touch, but Ratcliffe’s second try after the restart made it 24-8 and put Thornhill in full control.

But again Moor responded, this time through Jermain Davis, before Nick Mitchell’s try for Thornhill on 66 minutes appeared to have settled matters.

There was more drama to come, however, as George Croisdale and James Samme added tries for Moor in the final ten minutes.

Samme’s converted effort made it 30-26 with four minutes remaining, but Thornhill were able to defend their lead to secure the Jim Brown Cup and complete a local double.

An estimated crowd of 800 packed into the North Stand at The Tetley’s Stadium to watch the drama unfold.

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