Kingstone Press Cider National Conference League round-up

PREMIER DIVISION

ROCHDALE MAYFIELD continue to impress with their latest win coming 30-16 at LOCK LANE.

Prop Aiden Gleeson impressed for the visitors and claimed one their five tries in a win which sees them sit second in the table.

Eric Johnson, Todd O’Brien and Liam Whally (2) claimed the other Mayfield touchdowns, as scum-half Sam Butterworth was on target with five goals.

The home side were never ahead in the contest and found themselves 18-8 down at the mid-way point.

They finished with efforts from Wayne McHugh, Craig Jones, Mikey Hayward and Lee Alerson.

SIDDAL moved to the top of the table following an impressive 34-14 win at WIGAN ST PATRICKS.

A superb first half display from the visitors saw them race into a commanding 34-4 lead by the break with Shaun Garrod, Richard Merville (2), Gareth English, Sean McCormack and Jack Georgiou all crossing the whitewash, as Chris Brooke landed five goals.

The hosts actually had the better of the opening exchanges but a miserable first forty saw them only register a third minute Afeez Oderinde try.

After conceding six touchdowns following their opening score St Pats did improve in the second period and were rewarded with further points through tries to Dan Birkett and Jayden Sandford, plus a Brad Smith conversion.

WEST HULL moved out for the bottom-two thanks to a 30-16 success at EGREMONT RANGERS.

The champions win – just their third of the campaign – arrived thanks to four-pointers from Callum Windley, Ian Kerman, Ryan Morrow, Scott Howlett and Callum King. Dylan Price was on target with five goals.

Egremont were always chasing the game and found themselves 14-6 adrift at the break.

Ross Brookes improved a Blake Mahovic effort to give them some hope, but the second half brought just another effort from Mahovic, a Leon Crellin try and a second goal from Brookes.

EAST LEEDS returned from HULL DOCKERS with the points following a 28-16 win.

Jack Ely and Nathan Conroy both grabbed a brace as the visitors won for a seventh time this season to go third in the table.

Declan Tomlinson also crossed and with stand-off Conroy landing four goals they leap-frogged their hosts in the process.

Scrum-half Craig Cook crossed to offer the Dockers some hope at 16-4 at half-time, but they could only muster further efforts from Chris Lyth and Steve Milne. Ross Kemp and Cook added a goal each.

LEIGH MINERS RANGERS ran in seven tries to see off OULTON RAIDERS 40-22.

Scrum-half Scott O’Brien was amongst the points with a try and six goals, whilst other names on the score sheet were Mick O’Boyle, Jamie Muir, Danny Jackson, Joe Harrison, Brad Hargreaves and Tom Parkinson.

The Raiders found themselves 18-6 behind at the interval, and closed their account with goals from Danny Mackintosh and Dom Flanagan (2), which supplemented tries from James Cruikshank, Tommy Griffiths, Chris Hope and Matty Bullough.

Saturday July 11:

Egremont Rangers 16 – 30 West Hull
Hull Dockers 16 – 28 East Leeds
Leigh Miners Rangers 40 – 22 Oulton Raiders
Lock Lane 16 – 30 Rochdale Mayfield
Wigan St Patricks 14 – 34 Siddal

 

DIVISION ONE

SADDLEWORTH RANGERS claimed their first win of the season after stunning INCE ROSE BRIDGE 27-24.

The visitors found themselves 12-0 down after the opening quarter but stormed back to win as Adam Jefferies completed his hat-trick in the final seconds.

Sam Shaw and Dave Newton also crossed for the Rangers, with Ben Whitehead landing three conversions and a field-goal.

Ince – who now lie third in the table – had led through a Connor Matthews brace and tries for Tony Baker and Jamie Malone. Kenny Baker (3) and Rob Valentine added the extras.

MILFORD MARLINS moved clear of the relegation places with a 20-10 West Yorkshire derby triumph over SHAW CROSS SHARKS.

Adam Kelly, Dave Warren, James Coates and James Barker were the Marlins try scorers, with Ryan Oxtoby adding a couple of conversions.

The Sharks – who trailed 10-6 at half-time – responded with a brace from Robbie Byatt, one of which was improved by Casey Johnson.

Leaders NORMANTON KNIGHTS left in late to see off MYTON WARRIORS 24-22.

Stuart Biscombe crossed for his hat-trick score to help the Knights remain at Division One summit, although the visitors must be cursing the fact the winning score came when they were down to 12-men following the sin-binning of Connor Taylor.

Adie Mulcahy supplied the home sides other points with two tries and two goals, whilst Myton – who led 18-10 at the break – were left to rue what might have been despite touchdowns from John Hobman, Liam Bennett and Nathan Hill.

Ash James booted five goals but defeat leaves the Warriors in the bottom half.

A Greg Smith hat-trick helped PILKINGTON RECS ease to a 52-12 win over bottom side WIGAN ST JUDES.

Kyran Knapper and Ian Stanley both crossed twice and Danny Lynch landed eight goals in the comfortable success.

Ryan Hilliard and Andrew Knapper also touched down to help Pilks pass the half-century mark, despite St Judes battling away bravely.

Steve King improved his own efforts either side of the interval for the visitors.

KELLS were made to work hard before edging past SALFORD CITY ROOSTERS 22-19.

George Kemp (2) and Andrew Muscat crossed for the hosts as Bradley White kicked three goals and a field-goal.

However, despite having a narrow 13-12 advantage at the break the Roosters couldn’t hold on as second-placed Kells finished with touchdowns to Martin O’Neil, Tyrone Dalton (2) and Dominic Wear. Three of which Ross Gainford improved.

HUNSLET WARRIORS staged a superb comeback to win 32-30 at SKIRLAUGH.

The home side were 28-4 in front at half-time thanks to efforts from Scott Mountain (2), James Potter, James Higginbotham and Carl Puckering.

However, after the break they could only add a fifth goal from the boot of Puckering as the Warriors stormed back in style.

Lee West was the star of the show as he added a second half treble to his earlier first half effort, whilst Daryl Gaunt and Caldon Bravo also went over.

The reliable kicking of Gary McClelland added four goals to complete the job.

Saturday July 11:

Ince Rose Bridge 24 – 27 Saddleworth Rangers
Milford Marlins 20 – 10 Shaw Cross Sharks
Normanton Knights 24 – 22 Myton Warriors
Pilkington Recs 52 – 12 Wigan St Judes
Salford City Roosters 19 – 22 Kells
Skirlaugh 30 – 32 Hunslet Warriors

 

DIVISION TWO

BRADFORD DUDLEY HILL pushed leaders MILLOM all the way before going down 12-6.

Danny Softley converted an Andrew Walker try to give Hill a 6-0 half-time lead, and that was how it stayed until 12 minutes from time when the unbeaten league leaders staged their comeback.

Tom Sibley’s effort –goaled by Jonathan Hodgson – restored parity, before the Woollybacks crossed for the decisive score with just three minutes left as Warwick Carter muscled his way over and Hodgson again added the extras.

FEATHERSTONE LIONS kept the pressure on at the top with a 29-6 victory at BLACKBROOK.

The Lions remain third after tries from Dean Gamble, Keiran Redfearn, Josh Hardcastle (2) and Danny Glassell saw them win for a ninth time this campaign.

Ian Jackson added to the tally with four goals and a field-goal.

The hosts sole response arrived in the second forty as Jordan Welsby converted a Joe Bate effort.

LEIGH EAST cruised to a 40-8 success over CASTLEFORD PANTHERS.

Josh Adudwumaa crossed for a hat-trick and Curt Littlewood helped himself to a brace as second-placed Easts were never in trouble in this away encounter.

Leading 24-4 at the interval they also had try scorers in the shape of Ryan Peters and Pat Grainey, whilst Adam Holland was on target with six goals.

The Panthers remain in deep relegation trouble despite a try from Christian Pollock which was goaled by Liam Wiggins.

STANLEY RANGERS eased their own relegation fears with a 30-12 win at lowly OLDHAM ST ANNES.

The bottom-placed Saints actually led 12-10 at the break after Kiel Lancashire improved tries by Brian Quinlan and John Deakin, but the visitors dominated the second period to pick up the points.

Lee Brickwood went over either side of the break and he was joined on the scorers list by Danny Grice – who also kicked three goals – Richard Cattley, Joel Marsh and James Fox.

Saturday July 11:

Blackbrook 6 – 29 Featherstone Lions
Bradford Dudley Hill 6 – 12 Millom
Castleford Panthers 8 – 40 Leigh East
Dewsbury Celtic 20 – 14 Askam
Stanley Rangers 30 v 12 Oldham St Annes

 

DIVISION THREE

THORNHILL TROJANS remain on course for promotion following a 34-6 win at GATESHEAD STORM.

Joel Gibson was in top form as he crossed for a hat-trick and landed five goals in a 22-point haul, whilst Anthony Broadhead, Tom Ripley and Jake Wilson also touched down for a Trojans side which led 16-6 at the mid-way point.

In response the hosts replied with a Daniel Bleek try which was improved by Ryan Clarke.

STANNINGLEY left it late to battle past CROSFIELDS 22-18.

Sam Savage supplied the match-winner with just 10 minutes left on the clock, which added to other scorers from Jack Brown, Dean Parker, Mark Calderwood and Luke Gallagher. Jackson Green added a goal.

The home side led 12-10 at the break and eventually came up just short despite Jack Reid converting his own effort and other four-pointers from Matt Barber and Jack Probert.

WATERHEAD picked up just their third win of the season after accounting for DEWSBURY MOOR MAROONS 32-22.

Peter Davies (2), Scott Frost, Ciaran Dean, Terry Fitzgerald and Chris Green crossed the whitewash for the home side, with Jamie Mayall and Alex Jobson both kicking two goals.

The Marroons – who were behind 10-16 at half-time – were 14 points behind at one stage but fought back to trail 20-16 as the hour-mark approached.

However, it was not to be their day despite three goals from Jacob Flathers and touchdowns from George Croisdale, Patrick Farrelly, Max Vernon and Bartley O’Brien.

Saturday July 11:

Crosfields 18 – 22 Stanningley
Gateshead Storm 6 – 34 Thornhill Trojans
Waterhead Warriors 32 – 22 Dewsbury Moor Maroons

 

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