Both teams were clearly up for the game from the off, as the physical encounter got under way. It was the visitors who opened the scoring after they made full use of a good position gifted to them through a penalty. They couldn't extend their lead as the conversion drifted wide.
The hosts continued to put pressure on the Langworthy line as they looked to bounce back. In the end that pressure paid off as they shifted the ball out wide and a smart offload sent Smith over. A difficult conversion was missed meaning the scores remained level.
As the hosts continued to press they were reduced to eleven. Langworthy managed to make use of the two extra players as they crossed the white wash and kicked the conversion to regain the lead.
The teams went into half time just six points apart. A tense second half began and the Crusaders, back to their full compliment found the line as Smith went over for his, and the Crusaders' second. The conversion was missed and the visitors lead by two.
The hosts then looked to have one foot in the final as they shifted the ball out to the corner only for a strong Langworthy defence to hold them up over the line.
But the celebrations didn't take long to come as a superb run from Ryan Jones set up skipper Izaak Morgan to cross the whitewash. A missed conversion set up a nail biting end.
The drama wasn't over yet as with 10 seconds to go the home side knocked on and Langley chased a high kick into the corner. As the kick was collected it looked like a cruel defeat was coming for the young Crusaders but the ball was knocked on, on the way over sparking celebrations from the home side who had secured their place in the final.