Kingstone Press Cider National Conference League round-up


WIGAN ST PATRICKS head the table following a 28-20 success over OULTON RAIDERS.

The visitors held St Pats to 12-12 at the break, but eventually slipped to a fifth defeat of the season despite touchdowns from Craig Savage, Dom Flanagan, Joe Hawley and Nathan Batty. Danny Stanley added a couple of conversions.

The home side replied with a try and four goals from winger Dan Birkett, and further efforts from Liam Gannon, Andy Cunningham, Mike Scrivens and Simon Atherton.

EAST LEEDS and HULL DOCKERS shared 14 tries but it was the home side who just shaded it 40-38.

Nathan Conroy crucially kicked six goals compared to five from Chris Stephenson allowing Easts to collect their fourth win from seven games so far this campaign.

Ryan Gaunt and Dean Langton both crossed twice, with other tries coming via David Nurse, Luke Tomlinson and Declan Tomlinson.

There were two-try displays from Craig Skelton, James Beaumont and Darren Bunby, with Nick Powley claiming the visitors other four-pointer.

LEIGH MINERS RANGERS slipped to their first defeat of the season losing 40-30 at EGREMONT RANGERS.

Centre Ross Brookes landed six goals for the Cumbrian outfit with Peter Bewsher, Leon Crellin, Rhys Davies, Matthew Bewsher (2), Ryan Barnes and Kieran Glenn adding their names to the scorers list.

Miners – who had Ellis Grimes dismissed in the 79th minute and Jonny Youds after the final whistle, both for foul and abusive language – replied with touchdowns from Scott O’Brien, Mick O’Boyle (2), Adam Thomason, Brad Hargreaves and Shaun Dowie.

Full-back Youds was on target with three conversions.

WATH BROW HORNETS opened their account for the season with a hard-fought 20-12 victory over THATTO HEATH CRUSADERS.

Jamie Devine, Karl Dixon, Scott Pink and Fran King picked up the Hornets tries, with Cole Walker-Taylor and King adding the extras for the home side that led 14-6 at the interval.

Thatto remain at the foot of the table despite Jack Jones improving efforts from Aaron Dancer and Sean Kenny.

WEST HULL continue to struggle with the champions latest set-back coming with a 26-14 defeat at home to SIDDAL.

Billy Hammond crossed twice for the visitors, as Gareth English, Taniela Bakoso and Ross White also went over and Liam Coe added three goals.

Brett Turner, Matt Plummer and Callum King replied for Wests, with Ian Kerman on target with a conversion.

LOCK LANE edged an exciting clash with ROCHDALE MAYFIELD 32-28.

The sin-binning of hooker Eric Johnson mid-way through the second half didn’t help Mayfield’s cause. They were 28-18 ahead when he left the contest and by the time he returned they were 32-28 behind.

Chris Siddons, James Cryer (2), Lewis Price, Luke Tagg and Adam Garlick were the Lane try scorers, as Danny Rowse landed four goals.

Matt Calland led the Rochdale reply with a brace of tries – one a 90 metre interception – and full-back Lewis Sheridan was also in the points with a try and four goals.

Paul Brearley and Liam Whalley also crossed but their efforts were in vain as the home side came up just short.

Saturday May 9:

East Leeds 40 v 38 Hull Dockers
Egremont Rangers 40 v 30 Leigh Miners Rangers
Rochdale Mayfield 28 v 32 Lock Lane
Wath Brow Hornets 20 v 12 Thatto Heath Crusaders
West Hull 14 v 26 Siddal
Wigan St Patricks 28 v 20 Oulton Raiders


ELLAND ran riot to totally outclass WIGAN ST JUDES 68-4.

Adam Lavin grabbed the visitor’s sole four-pointer, but by the break his side were 22-4 adrift and it was on-way traffic throughout the second period.

Richard Crawshaw, Andy Shickell, Chris Dyson, Ben Anderson. Jorge Fairbank (2), Joe Fradgley, James Marshall, Oliver Fairbank, Chris Cullimore, Ben Hindley and Alex Milburn all crossed the whitewash.

Phil Taylor (7) and Anderson added the extras.

HUNSLET WARRIORS are now fifth after a 24-19 success over INCE ROSE BRIDGE.

Dave Norton, Chris Hardwick, Liam Gale and Craig Hickinson were the Warriors try scorers as Gary McClelland improved each effort.

Ince – who were level at 6-6 at half-time – slipped to defeat despite a try and three goals from Kenny Baker, a field-goal from Chris Boylan and other efforts from Mike Highton and Lee Jones.

KELLS continue to lead the way in Division One thanks to a 32-10 win over SHAW CROSS SHARKS.

The Cumbrian side’s seventh straight win came thanks to a brace from Scott Lofthouse, and other efforts from Tyrone Dalton, Ross Gainford, Troy Armstrong and Craig Benson. Gainford also landed four goals to complete a good afternoon’s work.

The Sharks returned home with just a try and goal from Danny Flowers and a further effort from Robbie Byatt to show for their efforts.

A hat-trick from Josh Parle was the highlight of MILFORD MARLINS 36-6 triumph at SADDLEWORTH RANGERS.

David Warren, Josh Nathaniel and Ryan Oxtoby added the other Marlins tries, with Oxtoby adding six goals for a 16-point personnel haul.

Rangers sole response came when Ben Whitehead converted his own try in the second half.

NORMANTON KNIGHTS continue to climb the league ladder after a 40-18 success over SALFORD CITY ROOSTERS.

Full-back Michael Butterfield capped a man-of-the-match display with a second half try, and he was joined on the Knights scorers list by Richard Blakeway, Thomas Carroll, Lee Starbuck, Steve Lewis, Thomas Alexander and Jonathan Hodgson.

Scrum-half Adrian Mulcahy booted four goals to help the Knights hit the 40-point mark.

SKIRLAUGH staged a second half fight back to beat PILKINGTON RECS 13-12.

Danny Lynch converted efforts from James Smith and Jonathan Keys as Pilks led 12-0 at the break, but the home side roared back to take the points thanks to a try and two goals from Carl Puckering, a Scott Mountain touchdown and a field-goal six minutes from time by Puckering.

Saturday May 9:

Elland 68 v 4 Wigan St Judes
Hunslet Warriors 24 v 19 Ince Rose Bridge
Kells 32 v 10 Shaw Cross Sharks
Milford Marlins 36 v 6 Saddleworth Ranger
Normanton Knights 40 v 18 Salford City Roosters
Skirlaugh 13 v 12 Pilkington Recs


MILLOM won a thrilling contest against FEATHERSTONE LIONS 40-32.

Both sides went into the game with unbeaten records and it was the Cumbrian side who were celebrating at the end after holding off a superb Lions comeback.

Davi Garahan, Josh Hardcastle, Dean Gamble (2), Reece Dyas and Ian Jackson supplied the visitors tries, with Jackson also tagging on four conversions.

However, the Woollybacks held onto claim the points in a contest which has seen them lead 28-14 at the break.

Tom Sibley (2), Lee Edmondson, Warwick Carter, Lee Postlewaite (2), Steve Dawson and Marcus O’Brien all crossed the whitewash, as Adam Kelly chipped in with four goals.

CASTLEFORD PANTHERS remain rooted to the foot of the table after a 32-12 home defeat to UNDERBANK RANGERS.

Calum Butler improved his own score and one from Liam Wiggins, as the Panthers held their visitors 12-12 at the mid-way point, however, 20 unanswered points in the second period from Underbank made the game safe.

Alex Chatterton and Jonathan Tinker both crossed twice, with Richard Pogson and Luke Nelmes also going over. Joel Croker chipped in with four goals.

BRADFORD DUDLEY HILL came out on top in a high-scoring contest with DEWSBURY CELTIC 42-24.

The visitors trailed 24-22 as the game entered the final quarter, but pulled clear thanks to late efforts from Jamie Brentley, Adam Jefferson, Elliott Cousins and Martin Southwell.

Andrew Walker, Kyle Bateman, Alex Dickinson and Cousins had crossed earlier, while Simon Sewell (3), Lewis Evans and Daniel Softley added the extras.

For Celtic Pat Foulstone scored two tries and kicked two goals, with Sam Tattersfield also managing to get over twice. Anthony Dunford also touched down.

OLDHAM ST ANNES opened their account for the season with a 26-18 win over LEIGH EAST.

Dane English, Lawrence Girvan, Chris Clarke and Jordan White picked up their tries, with Kiel Lancashire and Matt Whitehead (3) adding the extras.

White also chipped in with two field-goals.

All Leigh’s points came in the second half with Adam Holland adding three goals to touchdowns by Alan Langtry, Josh Adudwumaa and his own effort.

BLACKBROOK leapfrogged STANLEY RANGERS in the table after beating the Wakefield side 38-22.

Ste Parkinson claimed a try and kicked five goals for the visitors, and he was joined on the score sheet by Dean Cross, Scott Lyon, Brad Rameskis, Jack Parker and Sean Richardson (2).

The hosts closed with a try and three goals by Danny Grice and efforts from Richard Cattley, James Kynsaton and Jack Ledger.

Saturday May 9:

Castleford Panthers 12 v 32 Underbank Rangers
Dewsbury Celtic 24 v 42 Bradford Dudley Hill
Millom 40 v 32 Featherstone Lions
Oldham St Annes 26 v 18 Leigh East
Stanley Rangers 22 v 38 Blackbrook


GATESHEAD STORM picked up their first ever win in the NCL thanks to a 36-20 victory over DRIGHLINGTON.

The Storm led throughout the contest but were made to sweat when they led 22-20 as the game passed the hour-mark. However, scores from Stephen Welton and Adam Mole – plus the last three of Adam Houston’s six goals – made the game safe.

Mole, Alex Roe, Martin Scott and Scott Woods had crossed for the hosts earlier in the game.

Drig – who trailed 22-12 at the break – finished with touchdowns from Kieran Roche (2), Gary Smith and Lee Millar, plus two Michael Sanderson conversions.

WATERHEAD WARRIORS remain pointless at the bottom of the table after a 38-22 home defeat to DEWSBURY MOOR MAROONS.

Jamie Samme and Jordan Foster both went over twice for a Moor side which also had a try and five goals from Jacob Flathers.

Scott Sheard and Cameron Bruce were the other try scorers for the visitors.

The Warriors points came from a try and three goals to Jamie Mayall, plus touchdowns from Jason Andrew (2) and Andrew Corey.

WIBSEY WARRIORS shaded a hard-fought contest with EASTMOOR DRAGONS 20-18.

Luke Helliwell and Paul Jennings crossed in the closing stages to give the visitors the spoils, with Helliwell adding his second goal.

Chris Vogel and Helliwell had crossed earlier, but Eastmoor will be disappointed after leading 18-10 thanks to two tries and three goals from James Slater and a Christopker Boot effort.

Andy Hullock and Omar Alrawi both scored twice to help HUNSLET CLUB PARKSIDE see off WOOLSTON ROVERS 36-4.

Danny Harrison and Jamie Bradley also got in on the act as Jamie Fields kicked four goals.

Paul Berry crossed for a second half consolation effort for Rovers.

Honours were even as STANNINGLEY and CROSFIELDS played out an 18-18 draw.

The Warrington-based visitors hit back from 18-6 down to take a share of the spoils thanks to tries from Tom Caswell, Keiran Thomas, Luke Jones and Chris Burgess. Jack Reid added a conversion.

Callum Smithson improved touchdowns from Brad Cox, Matt Gallagher and Luke Gallagher for the hosts.

Saturday May 9:

Dewsbury Moor Maroons 38 v 22 Waterhead Warriors
Eastmoor Dragons 18 v 20 Wibsey Warriors
Gateshead Storm 36 v 20 Drighlington
Hunslet Club Parkside 36 v 4 Woolston Rovers
Stanningley 18 v 18 Crosfields

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