LATCHFORD Giants under 15s were defeated 12-4 at home by Rylands Sharks in a ‘top derby’ clash to kick-off the new year.

The scores remained locked at 0-0 until the 38th minute.

Cairan Moody touched down for Latchford, whose player of the match was Archie Kellett.

Latchford’s other strong performers were Luke Thomas, Morgan Williams and Connor Marshall.

Sam Baker bagged Giants under 16s side’s only try in a 16-4 home loss to a huge Barrow Island outfit.

Player of the match was Jack Foulkes.