Kingstone Press Cider National Conference League round-up

PREMIER DIVISION

A four-try display from winger Jordan Normington helped EAST LEEDS to a resounding 47-16 win over WIGAN ST PATRICKS.

Jack Ely (2), Adam Hartley and Tom Sheldrake also touched down for the hosts, with stand-off Nathan Conroy booting seven goals and a field-goal to seal his side’s sixth victory of the campaign.

St Pats – who remain top of the table – played most of the game with 12-men after Earl Hurst was dismissed in the 16th minute.

Despite being a man light they did build a 16-10 half-time lead, however, they couldn’t hold on and finished with tries to Marlon Alker, Brad Smith and Joe Prior. Winger Dan Birkett added a couple of conversions.

LOCK LANE moved into second-place – just a point behind the leaders – thanks to a 23-16 win at SIDDAL on Friday night.

There was little to choose between the two West Yorkshire sides throughout a hard-fought contest but it was the visitors who edged it with a clinical second-half display after the sides were level 12-12 at the break.

Joe Groves, Wayne McHugh (2) and Connor Turner crossed the whitewash for the visitors with Nathan Fozzard adding a goal and Arron Dobek a field-goal.

George Ambler, Tom Garratt and Gareth English replied for the home side with Chris Brooke on target with a couple of conversions.

WATH BROW HORNETS triumphed 34-18 in their derby clash with EGREMONT RANGERS.

Peter Caddy and Scott Pink both scored twice for a Hornets side which led 22-6 at the break.

Hooker Cole Walker-Taylor added a fifth touchdown for the visitors and completed a seven-goal haul to secure the points.

Egremont replied with a brace from Peter Bewsher, another from Matthew Henson and three goals via the boot of Ross Brookes.

ROCHDALE MAYFIELD held off a LEIGH MINERS RANGERS fight-back to win a thrilling encounter 44-38.

Mayfield had led 24-0 after just 17 minutes and found themselves 40-18 to the good just after half-time, but the dismissal of player-coach Matt Calland on 58 minutes almost had a major impact.

Scrum-half Scott O’Brien crossed for a hat-trick, whilst Ellis Grimes, Danny Jackson, Gareth Paine and Andrew Groves also touched down for a Miners side who just ran out of time. Shaun Dowie added five goals.

Mayfield had a hat-trick performance from Lewis Sheridan, with Joe Quanici, Aidy Gleeson, Paul Brierley, David Wood and Eric Johnson also adding their names to the score sheet. Sam Butterworth was on target with six goals.

THATTO HEATH CRUSADERS boosted their hopes of avoiding the drop thanks to a 36-32 victory over WEST HULL.

The win – just their third of the season – sees Thatto leapfrog a Wests outfit who now sit bottom of the ladder, less than 12 months after lifting the title.

Sean Leicester, Sean Kelly and Niall Allen all crossed twice for Thatto, with a Louis Taylor effort and four goals from Shaun Quinn closing their account.

Wests points came via four-pointers from Brett Turner (3), Jack Watts, Ricky Hough and Callum Windley, plus four goals by Dylan Price.

Friday June 26:

Egremont Rangers 18 v 34 Wath Brow Hornets
Siddal 16 v 23 Lock Lane

Saturday June 27:

East Leeds 47 v 16 Wigan St Patricks
Rochdale Mayfield 44 v 38 Leigh Miners Rangers
West Hull 32 v 36 Thatto Heath Crusaders

DIVISION ONE

ELLAND slipped to a 24-18 home defeat to SKIRLAUGH, despite leading 18-4 at the break.

Cayci Pearson improved efforts from Jorge Fairbank, Dean Avis and Gareth Webb as the hosts took control, however, Carl Puckering led the recovery with two tries and two goals for the Hull outfit.

Mike Johnson, Ben Peterson and Luke Thompson also went over as the visitors won for the sixth team this season.

HUNSLET WARRIORS battled their way past YORK ACORN 34-24.

The home side led throughout but could not shake off their determined visitors who managed tries from Josh Mortimer, Joe Budd – who also kicked two goals – Tom Mackley, Lewis Lord and Tim Stubbs.

Gary McClelland landed five goals from the Warriors which supplemented touchdowns from Jordan Gale, Ben Gale, Lee West, Karl Featherstone, Richard Wheelhouse and Jake Hrintchuk.

INCE ROSE BRIDGE leapfrogged KELLS to go top of the table after beating the Cumbrian side 50-18.

Robbie Valentine – two tries and two goals – was in form for Ince who also had try scorers in the shape of Kieran Eccleston, Lee Jones, Jack Robinson, Ryan Eccleston, Connor Matthews and Adam Dwyer.

Kenny Baker’s five goal haul meant the Wigan side hit the half-century mark.

In reply the home side saw Ross Gainford improve efforts from Paul Cullnean (2) and Bradley Smith.

PILKINGTON RECS ran in eight tries to ease past bottom side SADDLEWORTH RANGERS 46-24.

Ian Stanley and Josh Lynch both scored twice for a Pilks side that had the game sewn up by half-time as they led 34-6.

Danny Filson, Ryan Hilliard, Kyran Knapper and Ben Gravener also got in on the try scoring act with seven Danny Lynch goals closing their account.

For Rangers Ben Whitehead converted tries by Dale Lowe, Phil Wood, Josh Bradbury and Jack Bradbury.

NORMANTON KNIGHTS kept the pressure on the top-two with a 22-16 win at SHAW CROSS SHARKS.

The Knights were 10-0 down at one stage before storming back with a brace to James Evans, tries by Tom Alexander and Connor Wilson, and three Adie Mulcahy goals.

For the Sharks Willie Poaching helped himself to a try and a goal, with Adam Masson and Aiden Kay also touching down. Casey Johnson added a goal.

A Regan Stirk hat-trick helped MILFORD MARLINS to a 47-32 triumph at WIGAN ST JUDES.

James Barker (2), Josh Parle, Andy Barker and Chris Black added the other touchdowns, with Zak Snelgrove landing seven goals and Dave Watmough a field-goal.

St Judes – who were 34-14 down at the break – replied with two tries and four goals from Scott Robinson, plus efforts from Ryan Pendleton, Adam Lavin, Nathan Jones and Brett Taberner.

Saturday June 27:

Elland 18 v 24 Skirlaugh
Hunslet Warriors 34 v 24 York Acorn
Kells 18 v 50 Ince Rose Bridge
Myton Warriors P v P Salford City Roosters
Saddleworth Rangers 24 v 46 Pilkington Recs
Shaw Cross Sharks 16 v 22 Normanton Knights
Wigan St Judes 32 v 47 Milford Marlins

DIVISION TWO

FEATHERSTONE LIONS remain third in the table following an entertaining 34-26 win over CASTLEFORD PANTHERS.

Centre Jake Perkins crossed twice within the first 10 minutes to give the Lions a dream start and they went on to add further touchdowns from Kev Eadie, Scott Glassell (2) and Josh Hardcastle.

Full-back Ian Jackson booted five goals.

The Panthers – who remain in the relegation places – were rewarded for their efforts with tries by Ryan Martin, Christian Pollock, Aaron Phelps, Jack Lee and Chris Smith.

Matty Bacon (2) and Wayne Hardy added the extras.

DEWSBURY CELTIC produced a stirring second half display to beat UNDERBANK RANGERS 22-14.

Celtic had trailed 14-4 at half-time but roared back with a Danny Crabtree hat-trick and three goals from Pat Foulstone to take the spoils.

Anthony Dunford had crossed for the visitor’s sole first half effort, whilst Underbank had to settle for an Alex Chatterton brace, a Luke Nelmes try and a Kris Harrop conversion.

ASKAM were always in control against STANLEY RANGERS and ended up winning 30-10.

Jack Moses, Tom Askew, Rob Cockayne, Darren Gaskell, Mike Wilson and Cameron Cooper supplied the tries, with Adam Jackson chippin in with three goals.

Richard Cattley and David Brown replied for Stanley with Daniel Duce improving one effort.

MILLOM continue to lead the way with their latest win coming 32-18 at BLACKBROOK.

Deon Cross, Jordan Welsby (2) and Jack Parker scored the home sides tries with Steve Parkinson tagging on a conversion.

Millom had seen an 18-0 lead disappear but re-grouped to seal the win thanks to four-pointers from Chris Warren (2), Steve Dawson, Ethan Kelly, Warwick Carter and Ian Armstrong. Adam Kelly landed four conversions.

LEIGH EAST ground out a 12-6 win over BRADFORD DUDLEY HILL and remain second in the league table.

Lee Rowley crossed for the only try of the second period, with Adam Holland’s late penalty making the game safe.

Curtis Littlewood crossed for Easts in the first half – Ryan Peters improving – while Neil Wall replied for Bradford and Simon Sewell landed the extras.

Saturday June 27:

Askam 30 v 10 Stanley Rangers
Blackbrook 18 v 32 Millom
Featherstone Lions 34 v 26 Castleford Panthers
Leigh East 12 v 6 Bradford Dudley Hill
Underbank Rangers 14 v 22 Dewsbury Celtic

DIVISION THREE

HUNSLET CLUB PARKSIDE crossed for 13 tries as they demolished WATERHEAD WARRIORS 74-2.

Mark Stubley led the way with a hat-trick whilst there were two-try showings from Andy Hullock, Pat Banks and Adam Biscombe.

Luke O’Malley, Jamie Fields, Jack Carville and Craig Miles claimed the other Hunslet touchdowns whilst their scoring burst was completed by goals from Fields (7), Hullock (3) and Biscombe.

The lowly visitors were determined not to be kept scoreless and remarkably added field-goals by Jamie Mayall and Terry Fitzgerald when they score was 68-0.

WOOLSTON ROVERS took the local bragging rights from Thursday evening’s Warrington derby running out 32-4 winners over CROSFIELDS.

Jack Probert crossed for the visitor’s only score during a first half which saw them trail 12-4 at the break.

Rover’s points came from two tries and a conversion from Paul Berry and touchdowns from Chris Twigg, James Rosson, Ryan Brown and Chris Mellor.

GATESHEAD STORM won 18-16 at EASTMOOR DRAGONS courtesy of four-pointers from Jack Munro, Adam Bielby and Dan Barron.

Adam Houston improved two and Daniel Mole one of them meaning that the Dragons would come up just short despite touchdowns to Reece Nicholson (2) and Jamie Dodds. James Slater added a couple of goals.

Mark Calderwood and Adam Benn both bagged a brace as STANNINGLEY cruised past WIBSEY WARRIORS 54-4.

Jackson Green, Luke Gallagher, Josh Tate, Jack Brown, Josh Roberts and Sam Savage added further home tries with Callum Smithson’s five goals seeing them past the half-century mark.

Nick Fontaine grabbed Wibsey’s consolation effort.

DRIGHLINGTON won 20-14 at THORNHILL TROJANS aided by a try and four goals from Josh Milner.

Tom Moorby and Kevin Doyle added further Drig touchdowns, meaning Trojans efforts from Sam Ratcliffe – who also kicked a goal – Luke Haigh and Jason Firth were in vain.

Thursday June 25:

Woolston Rovers 32 v 4 Crosfields

Saturday June 27:

Eastmoor Dragons 16 v 18 Gateshead Storm
Hunslet Club Parkside 74 v 2 Waterhead Warriors
Stanningley 54 v 4 Wibsey Warriors
Thornhill Trojans 14 v 20 Drighlington

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