The U14 Rugby Team are through to the semi finals of the Lancashire Schools Cup following a courageous 15-22 victory away at Merchant Taylor's. The clash on Thursday afternoon was keenly fought with the red and whites enduring some tough onslaughts close to their line in the opening stages before opening up a 19-0 lead thanks to the efforts of Mason Duke and Damilola Akintola who both crossed for impressive scores. The boot of Jay Frost was as reliable and as impressive as his defensive performance as a number of try savers on the left edge prevented opposition breaks. The final score and a place in the last four is testimony to this outstanding team who have now won nine of their opening eleven games in 2018/19. Standish High School or Cowley lie in wait inb the last four as the boys look to emulate the U14 teams of 2007/08 and 2013/14 who both reached the County showpiece event.