THATTO HEATH CRUSADERS moved off the foot of the table thanks to a 32-17 win at EAST LEEDS.
Adam Hesketh, Dave Bates, Niall Allen, Shaun Quinn, Sean Kenny and Aaron Dancer claimed the Thatto tries which helped seal just their fourth win of the campaign so far.
Quinn landed four goals for good measure, whilst in reply Easts stand-off Nathan Conroy booted two goals and a field-goal.
HULL DOCKERS edged past WEST HULL 23-14 in a hard-fought derby clash.
The Dockers opened up an 18-4 half-time lead but were pushed all the way by a Wests side battling to avoid the drop.
Stand-off Chris Stephenson gave them the perfect start when he crossed after just three minutes and by the end of the game he had been joined on the score sheet by Richard Lamplough, Nathan Powley and Andy Kay.
Ross Kemp was on target with three goals, whilst Craig Cook added a field-goal.
A hat-trick from centre Brad Hargreaves helped LEIGH MINERS RANGERS to a comfortable 30-12 win over LOCK LANE.
Mick O’Boyle and Joe Harrison also crossed and Sam Shepherd added five goals for a Miners side that now sites third in the table with games in hand on the top-two.
The visitors – who were 18-6 down at half-time – replied with tries from Craig Jones and Connor Turner, plus conversions from Danny Rowse and Turner.
WIGAN ST PATRICKS won an entertaining game at OULTON RAIDERS 34-20.
Second-rower Liam Gannon played a key role with a hat-trick for St Pats, whilst Afeez Oderine, Sam Makinson and Earl Hurst also touched down for the visitors. Brad Smith landed five goals.
The Raiders actually led 20-16 with 24 minutes left but can look back at the dismissals of Jonny Austin and Andy Tillett as a huge factor in their defeat.
Danny Macintosh kicked two goals for the hosts, with their tries coming via Tommy Griffiths, Craig Savage, James Cruikshank and Adrian Holdsworth.
ROCHDALE MAYFIELD are the new leaders after a 40-18 home success over EGREMONT RANGERS.
Scrum-half Butterworth finished with a 16-point haul after slotting over six goals.
The Cumbrian hosts were 12-0 down at the mid-way point but did manage some consolation in the second period when centre Matty Bewsher improved tries from Tom Horner (2) and Leon Crellin.
WATH BROW HORNETS picked a crucial win as they edged past SIDDAL 18-6.
Cole Walker-Taylor kicked two conversions and penalty for the Hornets which supplemented touchdowns from Jamie Devine, Karl Dixon and Scott Pink.
Siddal were well in the contest despite trailing 12-6 at the break, but slipped to defeat despite a try and two goals from winger Gareth Blackburn and second half efforts from Iain Davis and Gavin Stead.
Saturday July 18:
East Leeds 17 v 32 Thatto Heath Crusaders
Hull Dockers 23 v 14 West Hull
Leigh Miners Rangers 30 v 12 Lock Lane
Oulton Raiders 20 v 34 Wigan St Patricks
Rochdale Mayfield 40 v 18 Egremont Rangers
Wath Brow Hornets 18 v 16 Siddal
A late penalty from Casey Pearson gave ELLAND a nail-biting 24-23 victory over HUNSLET WARRIORS.
The late winner completed a good afternoon for Pearson who finished with a four-goal haul and two tries to his name.
Chris Cullimore and Tom Harnett crossed for the home sides other four-pointers.
The Warriors had earlier recovered from 18-0 down to lead 23-22 thanks to a brace from Anthony Martin, tries to Dale Bateson, Luke Day and Caldon Bravo, plus a Gary McClelland conversion and a late Jordan Gale field-goal.
MILFORD MARLINS returned from KELLS with the points after a battling 15-12 success.
The Marlins won thanks to two tries and a goal from Ryan Oxtoby, a Zac Snellgrove effort and a Josh Parle field-goal.
The home side were always behind and eventually came up just short despite crossing for three tries of their own through Tyrone Dalton and Dominic Wear.
PILKINGTON RECS eased to a 42-16 win at MYTON WARRIORS with Greg Smith and Danny Filson both touching down twice.
Brandon Lewis, Ian Stanley and Ryan Hilliard also crossed for Pilks with seven-goals from Danny Lynch completing the job.
The Warriors grabbed consolation efforts through Ash James – who also added two goals – Nathan Slater and Ryan Marrazza.
SADDLEWORTH RANGERS picked up what could be a vital win come the end of the season beating SALFORD CITY ROOSTERS 32-26.
Danny Bowker and Ethan Langhorn both crossed twice for the Rangers, with Phil Wood and Liam Hall also going over and Ben Whitehead landing four goals.
Defeat will be hard to take for a Roosters side that was 20-4 to the good at one stage.
Jordan Parker scored a try and five goals for the visitors, with Andrew Muscat, Christian Higgins and Bradley White also touched down.
A late try from Ryan Chalkley – goaled by Danny Flowers – five minutes from time gave SHAW CROSS SHARKS a share of the spoils with a 16-16 draw with SKIRLAUGH.
Chalkley and Adam Masson collected the other Sharks tries, one of which Flowers improved.
A late field-goal from Adie Mulcahy gave leaders NORMANTON KNIGHTS a narrow 17-16 win at WIGAN ST JUDES.
Bottom of the table St Judes looked like causing a huge upset but were eventually undone by the late winner from Mulcahy who also landed two conversions.
Connor Wilson, Chris Woolford and Ian Hoult were the Knights try scorers.
St Judes led 8-4 at half-time but could not hold on despite touchdowns from Nathan Bevan, Brett Taberner, Mike Roberts and Barry Rothwell.
YORK ACORN ran in seven tries to cruise past INCE ROSE BRIDGE 40-14.
The away side actually led 8-6 at half-time but could not live with the hosts after the break.
Lewis Lord, Matthew Woods, Tim Stubbs, Joe Budd, Martin McTigue, Josh Mortimer and Adam Endersby touched down for Acorn, with Tom Mackley converting six of them.
Martin Butler and Andrew Collier had given Ince an early 8-0 lead, but they could only muster a Calum Hughes effort and Kenny Baker goal after that.
Saturday July 18:
Elland 24 v 23 Hunslet Warriors
Kells 12 v 15 Milford Marlins
Myton Warriors 16 v 42 Pilkington Recs
Saddleworth Rangers 32 v 26 Salford City Roosters
Shaw Cross Sharks 16 v 16 Skirlaugh
Wigan St Judes 16 v 17 Normanton Knights
York Acorn 40 v 14 Ince Rose Bridge
FEATHERSTONE LIONS leapfrogged LEIGH EAST following a 32-18 home win over their Lancashire rivals.
Adam Curtis, Josh Hardcastle, Richard Frankland, Kev Eadie, Reece Dyas and Sam Millard all went over for a Lions side that led 26-12 at the break, whilst Ian Jackson chipped in with four goals.
In response Easts were limited to a try and three goals from Adam Holland and other efforts from Jacob Sinclair and Curt Littlewood.
STANLEY RANGERS kept their push for a play-off spot on track with a 30-26 victory at CASTLEFORD PANTHERS.
The Wakefield-based side need a late Jack Ledger try to seal the win, with that decisive effort adding to scores from John Senkiw (2), Lee Brickwood, Jamie Bell and Carl Hughes. Danny Grice added three goals.
Matty Bacon led the Panthers reply with a try and three conversions, but they remain in relegation trouble despite other efforts from Sean Gee – who also kicked a goal – Christian Pollard, Scott Holder and Jack Lee.
Leaders MILLOM were too good for DEWSBURY CELTIC comfortably running out 38-10 winners.
Tom Sibley (2), Ricky Donoghue, Steve Dawson, Warwick Carter, Anthony Green and Marcus O’Brien were their try scorers with Adam Kelly adding five conversions.
Pat Foulstone got a try and goal for Celtic with Thomas Halloran also going over.
Iestyn Humphries and Tom Hopkins both scored twice as ASKAM got the better of OLDHAM ST ANNES.
Rory Marshall and Mary Tyson added to the try tally, whilst Adam Jackson closed their account with four goals.
BLACKBROOK did just enough to squeeze past UNDERBANK RANGERS 20-18.
Scott Davidson (2), Stephen Parkinson – who also kicked two goals – and Danny Fairhurst supplied the visitors points, with Underbank hitting back with Richard Pogson converting tries by Johnathan Tinker, Kris Harrop and Joel Croker.
Saturday July 18:
THORNHILL TROJANS kept the pressure on at the top of the table following a 56-10 win on the road at WATERHEAD WARRIORS.
Mindugas Benikas crossed twice for a Trojans side that led 32-6 at the break, whilst Adam Bird went one better with a hat-trick display.
The Dewsbury outfit finished the game with other scores from Liam Morley, Ryan Fenton, Anthony Broadhead, Mason Bailey and Joel Gibson, with the latter also kicking eight conversions to nudge his side past the half-century mark.
Joel Pearson and Chris Brown replied for the struggling Warriors with Alec Jobson adding a goal.
WOOLSTON ROVERS had a hat-trick hero in Christian Taylor as they crushed DEWSBURY MOOR MAROONS 44-12.
Billy Maunder (2), Anthony Clayton, Sean Conway and Ryan Brown also crossed the whitewash as Glyn Roberts landed six goals.
James Eatherley crossed twice for Dewsbury and Jacob Flathers improved both.
DRIGHLINGTON were too good for CROSFIELDS as they ran out 52-18 winners.
Michael Sanderson – a try and six goals – led the Drig recovery after they trailed 18-10 at the interval, whilst Tom Moorby and Danny Cahill both bagged a brace.
Lee Mulhern, Kieron Roche, Gary Smith, Harry Woolston and Nathan Larvin added their names to the scorers list as the half-century mark was passed.
Danny Harrison helped himself to a hat-trick as HUNSLECT CLUB PARKSIDE crushed WIBSEY WARRIORS 66-0.
Jamie Fields – a try and four goals – was also in the points, whilst Kyle McDermott, Sam Thorpe, Dale Harris and Craig Miles all went over to complete an emphatic victory.
Four tries from Mark Calderwood and a hat-trick from Josh Tate did most of the damage as STANNINGLEY beat EASTMOOR DRAGONS 50-6.
James Slater improved a Jed Goddard try for the visitors only success, as Scott Pascall, Joe Phipps and Dean Parker added more points for the hosts and Luke Gallagher (3) and Mark Wool (2) added the extras.
Saturday July 18: