Match Report: Sherwood Wolfhunt v Derby Elks 26/09/23

Sherwood Wolfhunt RL 60 Derby Elks RL 4 Final match of the season for the Derby Elks players, a success over last season seeing his establish the 4th place in Yorkshire Men’s League 4C Shortest distance travelling to Debdale Park to play Midlands opponents Sherwood Wolfhunt RL A much changed team (again!) entered the field in damp conditions, the 16 …

Match Report: Derby Elks v Upton 19/08/23

Derby Elks RL 12 Upton RL 34 Last home game of Derby Elks’ successful season in the Yorkshire league saw league leaders Upton visit the Stute en masse! Early in the season over 60 points had been scored against the Elks and they were determined to put in a better performance and attempt to change the result. It only took 5 minutes for …

Match Report: Dearne Valley Bulldogs v Derby Elks 12/08/23

Dearne Valley Bulldogs RL 46 Derby Elks RL 30 Looking to bounce back from last week’s defeat away at second place Dodworth Miners RL the Elks travelled to Dearne with much optimism. Sadly this soon diminished, poor warm up, followed by a Bulldog side looking to avenge the defeat at the Stute. What we saw was 17 minutes where Dearne dictated practically everything with …

Match Report: Notts Outlaws Academy v Derby Elks 29/07/23

Friendly Nottingham Outlaws Academy RL 20 Derby Elks RL 54 With an enforced blank weekend Derby Elks took the opportunity to be part of the Outlaws Legends day playing the Academy at Lenton Lane. Much changed team again with players in different positions meant an interesting afternoon! Outlaws were the first to take advantage of possession scoring their first try …

Match Report: Derby Elks v Dodworth Miners 22/07/23

Round 8 Derby Elks RL 6 Dodworth Miners RL 24 Dodworth laying in 2nd position in the league made the journey down to the Stute to play on a day of torrential downpour typical of a British Summer. The well drilled away team were the first to put points on the board, scoring from some lapse defending, unconverted after 4 …

Match Report: Upton v Derby Elks – 10/06/2023

Round 4 – Upton RL 66 Derby Elks RL 8 Derby Elks continue their travels up North, with their fourth consecutive match away. Team changes dramatic this week with six regulars missing and four players playing their first league matches after only a session each! This was always going to be a challenge, travelling to the league leaders but the …

Match Report: Hemsworth Dragons v Derby Elks – 27/05/2023

Hemsworth Dragons RL 28 Derby Elks RL 34 Round 3 saw Derby Elks continuing their travels of Yorkshire at Hemsworth Dragons, another balmy day which ensured another draining day for both teams. Another poor warm up was punished in the first minute by the home side who scored a converted try simply through lapse of concentration 6.0 It wasn’t long …

Match Report: Rycroft Hammers v Derby Elks – 20/05/2023

Slightly further trip this week to Rycroft for another new opposition. Weather again blazing and expectation of a draining afternoon prepared for. Home side attracted a healthy number of spectators looking on to see what a Midlands team could do and whether they should be in the Yorkshire system. Respectable support for the Elks, which we are always grateful for!! …

Match Report: Sheffield Forgers v Derby Elks – 13/05/2023

Delayed start to the season for Derby Elks due to the prolonged union season but round 1 was a short trip north to Sheffield to play a team they haven’t played in over three years. Hot weather ensured this would be a sapping day for all players, but the hope was that Derby training and fitness would prevail. Debuts to …

Match Report: Birstall Victoria v Derby Elks – 04/09/22

‘Derby Elks RL players made the trip to play their final match of the season at Batley based Birstall Victoria RL, unusually played on a Sunday but this was to ensure that the young Elks would be able to field a side as the union season had now started in earnest. 15 players stood up including a couple already carrying minor injuries and …