CHALLENGE TROPHY QUARTER-FINALS
WIGAN ST PATRICKS ended LEIGH MINERS RANGERS winning run in the Conference Challenge Trophy with a 46-10 win.
The emphatic success ended Miners two-year winning run in the competition and booked St Pats a semi-final contest with West Hull.
Hooker Brad Smith was instrumental in the win with a 20-point haul – two tries and six goals – as the visitors built a 16-6 half-time lead and never looked back.
The home side were limited to tries either side of the break by Shaun Dowie and Sean McDonald, the first of which was converted by Johnathan Youds.
FEATHERSTONE LIONS roared back to beat Premier Division outfit EGREMONT RANGERS 26-19.
The Division Three side will meet East Leeds in the semi-finals after tries from Davi Garahan, Reece Dyas, Jack Candlin and Liam Jackson – plus five Richard Frankland goals – proved enough to return from Cumbria with the win.
Nathan Conroy led EAST LEEDS to a 29-22 triumph at NORMANTON KNIGHTS.
The stand-off crossed for a try and booted two goals and a field-goal to help the top-flight side see off a spirited Division One outfit.
The Knights – who led 16-12 at the break – had try scorers in Michael Firth (2), Adie Mulcahy and Paul Seal, with half-back Mulcahy also adding three goals.
WEST HULL produced a strong second-half display to see-off THATTO HEATH CRUSADERS 26-4.
A Jack Lazenby try was the only points of the first half, but Wests built on their 4-0 half-time advantage to run out comfortable winners.
Matthew Plummer, Joshua Hart, Dylan Price and Paul Shaw all crossed in the second period with three Ian Kerman goals making the game safe.
Thatto’s response was limited to a 55th minute efforts from centre Matthew Holding.
Challenge Trophy Quarter-Finals
OULTON RAIDERS moved to the top of the Division One table with a 36-0 home win over YORK ACORN on Thursday night.
Centre Andy Tate raced over for a four-try haul in a contest which was effectively over by half-time as Oulton built a 20-0 lead.
Scott MacDonald, Chris Williams and Daniel Stanley added their names to the score sheet, with scrum-half Daniel Mackintosh adding four goals.