Kingstone Press Cider National Conference League round-up

PREMIER DIVISION

HULL DOCKERS are setting the pace at the top of the table thanks to a 25-18 win over LEIGH MINERS RANGERS.

Chris Stephenson, Jonny Long, Richard Lamplugh and Danny Ulyatt crossed for a Dockers side that led 16-4 at the break.

Four goals from the boot of half-back Stephenson further stretcher their league and the win was completed by a Craig Cook field-goal.

In response Miners were limited to a brace apiece from Connor Partington and Gareth Payne, along with a goal from Shaun Dowie.

WATH BROW HORNETS returned home to Cumbria with the points following a hard-fought 24-8 success.

Peter Caddy – who also kicked three goals – Scott Pink, Callum Farrer and Karl Dixon crossed for the Hornets, as Cole Walker-Taylor also landed a goal.

Declan Tomlinson and Steve Parnell crossed for the hosts either side of the break but it was never going to be enough.

THATTO HEATH CRUSADERS poor form continued with a 22-12 defeat at EGREMONT RANGERS.

Stand-off Sean Leicester converted touchdowns from Louis Taylor and Dave Sutton but it was not enough to stop the home side picking up their fifth win of the campaign.

Ryan Barnes, Ross Brookes, Malcolm Caton and Matthew Henson grabbed the Egremont four-pointers as they came back from a 6-4 half-time deficit. Matthew Bewsher was on target with three goals.

LOCK LANE and WIGAN ST PATRICKS couldn’t be separated as they played out a 20-20 draw.

Dan Birkett and Arron Forshaw both touched down in the final eight minutes as Brad Smith’s two goals meant that honours were even.

Birkett and Joe Prior had crossed for St Pats earlier in the contest, although they did find themselves 18-8 behind at the interval.

Connor Turner, Jimmy Cryer and Jordan Siddons picked up the hosts tries with scrum-half Danny Rowse slotting over four goals.

ROCHDALE MAYFIELD continued their push for a top-six finish with a 30-20 win over WEST HULL.

Jake Boardman, Ben Naulalmatua, Declan Sheridan, Todd O’Brien and Rob Kershaw were the men to score for Mayfield, with the kicking of Sam Butterworth chipping in with four goals and two field-goals.

Despite leading 18-18 at the mid-way point the champions couldn’t hold on. Their points came via tries to Scott Howlett, Brett Turner and Sam Baker. Ricky Hough was on target with four goals.

SIDDAL moved into fourth place following their 36-18 home win over OULTON RAIDERS.

Loose-forward Ross White starred with a hat-trick of tries as Billy Hammond, Craig Sanderson and Taniela Bakoso joined him on the score sheet. Six goals from Liam Coe completed the hosts scoring for the afternoon.

The Raiders – who remain in the bottom-two – hit back with Dominic Flanagan improving efforts from Craig Savage, Danny Hardy and Danny Hardy.

Saturday June 13

East Leeds 8 v 24 Wath Brow Hornets
Egremont Rangers 22 v 12 Thatto Heath Crusaders
Hull Dockers 25 v 18 Leigh Miners Rangers
Lock Lane 20 v 20 Wigan St Patricks
Rochdale Mayfield 30 v 20 West Hull
Siddal 36 v 18 Oulton Raiders

DIVISION ONE

INCE ROSE BRIDGE ran in eight tries as they battled past SHAW CROSS SHARKS 44-28.

Jamie Malone and Rob Valentine both crossed twice for the Wigan-based hosts, with Matthew Meaden, Jack Morrison, Kieran Eccleston and Jimmy Hickson also touching down.

Valentine completed a 20-point haul with six goals.

The Sharks replied via Danny Flowers, Casey Johnson, Jon Rogers, Ben Gledhill and Ross Roebuck, with Flowers and Roebuck both adding a couple of conversions.

HUNSLET WARRIORS were given a real fright by lowly WIGAN ST JUDES before coming home 38-28 winners.

Gareth Thomas can count himself unlucky to finish on the losing side after a four-try display whilst he also added a goal for good measure.

Barry Rothwell and Danny Clayton also crossed the whitewash and Adam Lavin kicked a goal but is was not quite enough.

A hat-trick from Warriors Daryl Gaunt, two tries and five goals from Gary McClelland and further efforts from Jordan Gale and Luke Powell proved to be enough to get the job done.

KELLS push for promotion remains on course after a 38-29 victory over SKIRLAUGH.

Dominic Wear, Ross Gainford, David Ford, Ryan Watson, Tyrone Dalton (2) and Ben Milburn crossed for the Cumbrian hosts, with Gainford and Milburn (4) adding the extras.

Skirlaugh – who led 17-16 at the break – played their part in an entertaining game by finishing with four-pointers from Ben Peterson, Michael Johnson (2), Carl Puckering and Jed Carter.

Puckering also booted four conversions and a field-goal.

NORMANTON KNIGHTS took the points from their West Yorkshire derby at MILFORD MARLINS thanks to a hard fought 18-12 win.

A hat-trick from Connor Taylor and a three Adie Mulcahy conversions proved to be enough for the Knights, with Milford limited to two Josh Parle efforts goaled by Ryan Oxtoby in response.

ELLAND recorded a comfortable 20-6 win at bottom-side SADDLEWORTH RANGERS.

Ben Whitehead goaled Jack Bradbury’s first half effort to give Rangers some hope, but the visitors finished the stronger thanks to touchdowns from Luke Read, Thomas Harnett and Andrew Shickell.

Cayci Pearson and Phil Taylor added a couple of goals apiece.

Josh Thompson, Jordan Myers and Joe Porter all scored twice as YORK ACORN cruised to a 46-16 success over SALFORD CITY ROOSTERS.

Joe Budd, Harry Bromwich and Tom Mackley also got in the try scoring act, whilst Budd (3), Steve Mackley and Ryan Gallacher added the extras.

Salford were 26-0 down by the break but improved in the second period thanks to tries from XXX Kemp (2) and Mike Foster, plus two Mike Davies goals.

Saturday June 13

Hunslet Warriors 38 v 28 Wigan St Judes
Ince Rose Bridge 44 v 28 Shaw Cross Sharks
Kells 38 v 29 Skirlaugh
Milford Marlins 12 v 18 Normanton Knights
Pilkington Recs 42 v 20 Myton Warriors
Saddleworth Rangers 6 v 20 Elland
York Acorn 46 v 16 Salford City Roosters

DIVISION TWO

BRADFORD DUDLEY HILL ran in 12 tries as they powered to a 66-16 win over OLDHAM ST ANNES.

Winger Neil Wall helped himself to a hat-trick whilst there were doubles for Damian Smith and Jamie Brentley.

Daniel Softley, Alex Dickinson, Lewis Evans, Simon Sewell and Andy Walker also added to the tally as Sewell (8) and Softley were on target with the goals.

The Saints found themselves 38-0 at the interval but did manage consolation efforts from Matt Whitehead – who also landed two goals – and Dom Bryan (2).

UNDERBANK RANGERS produced a superb second half display to see off FEATHERSTONE LIONS 36-14 ON Friday night.

Courtney Allette, Jonathan Tinker and Alex Chatterton all scored twice, with another effort from Richard Pogson, plus four Joel Croker goals closing their account.

The Lions – who now sit third in the table – replied through Matty Johnson, Josh Hardcastle and Davi Garahan. Ian Jackson managing one conversion.

DEWSBURY CELTIC just did enough to see off CASTLEFORD PANTHERS winning 24-22.

There was little to choose between the two sides throughout a contest which saw Mike Foulstone (2), Adam Egan, Terry Maun and Richard Tillotson cross for Celtic, whilst in reply Kyle Stanley, Jack Smith, Ben Warring and Chris Smith touched down.

Pat Foulstone managed two goals for the home side with the visitors Shuan Gee going one better with three.

LEIGH EAST kept the pressure on at the top of the table with a 20-6 win over ASKAM.

Mark Tyson improved Tom Askew’s early effort to give the visitors some hope, but that proved to be their only scoring as Leigh took control.

Lee Rowley, Alan Lantry (2) and Kori Barber all went over with Adam Holland on target with two conversions.

MILLOM maintained their unbeaten record with a 30-4 home win over STANLEY RANGERS.

Dominic O’Brien, Chris Warren, Paul Carter, Paul Evans, Warwick Carter and Jon Hodgson were the men to score, with Adam Kelly kicking three goals.

Friday June 12

Underbank Rangers 36 v 14 Featherstone Lions

Saturday June 13

Bradford Dudley Hill 66 v 16 Oldham St Annes
Dewsbury Celtic 24 v 22 Castleford Panthers
Leigh East 20 v 6 Askam
Millom 30 v 4 Stanley Rangers

DIVISION THREE

STANNINGLEY suffered a blow in the promotion push by slipping to a 20-18 defeat at DRIGHLINTON on Friday evening.

Tom Moorby, Danny Sanderson, Steve McIntyre and Lee Mulhern crossed for the hosts with Michael Sanderson tagging on a couple of conversions.

Trailing 20-6 with 10 minutes left the visitors roared back with Sam Savage and Josh Jones adding to an earlier effort from Chris Holder.

However, despite the Callum Smithson landing the last of his three goals Stanningley came up just short.

WIBSEY WARRIORS left in late to win their clash with GATESHEAD STORM 35-29.

Chris Vogel led the way with a hat-trick, with the last of his treble coming in the dying minutes.

Nick Walker (2) and Chris Rodger also touched down for the Warriors with Lewis Barrett lading five goals and a field-goal.

The Storm returned home having come up just short of collecting their second ever NCL win despite efforts from Greg Newlands, Chris Burnett, Andy Morris (2) and Paul Parkinson.

Adam Houston added four goals and a field-goal.

A strong final quarter helped WOOLSTON ROVERS to a 41-12 win over EASTMOOR DRAGONS.

James Slater converted efforts from Shaun Upson and Jacob Lord, but that was as good as it got for the visitors.

Christian Taylor (2), Glynn Roberts, Matthew Clarke, Anthony Clayton, Paul Berry and Tom Woodhead all touched down with Roberts also slotting over six goals.

THORNHILL TROJANS cut the gap on leaders Hunslet Club Parkside to two points thanks to a 38-24 victory over DEWSBURY MOOR MAROONS.

The derby triumph came thanks to tries from Adam Johnson (2), Sam Ratcliffe, Ben Kendall, Joel Gibson (2) and Gareth Lowe, plus five Gibson goals.

George Croisdale, Jamie Sammie, Andy Moore and Toby Richardson replied for the home side as Jacob Flathers improved each effort.

Friday June 12

Drighlington 20 v 18 Stanningly

Saturday June 13

Wibsey Warriors 35 v 29 Gateshead Storm
Woolston Rovers 41 v 12 Eastmoor Dragons
Dewsbury Moor Maroons 24 v 38 Thornhill Trojans

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