A hat-trick from David Pike played a major role in THATTO HEATH CRUSADERS 38-16 win over EAST LEEDS.
The second-rower crossed twice in the first half before adding a third with just four minutes remaining.
Sean Leicester (2), David Hull and Shaun Quinn claimed the other Thatto touchdowns with five Quinn conversions completing their scoring.
Despite leading 16-8 at half-time the visitors were over powered in the second period, although they did cross for three touchdowns from Ben Walkin, Ryan Gaunt and Declan Tomlinson. Stand-off Nathan Conroy added a couple of goals.
WEST HULL moved into second place thanks to a 22-14 victory at LOCK LANE.
The hosts had try scorers in Craig Jeffels, Jordan Siddons and Craig Duncan – with Daniel Rowse landing a conversion – however it was never going to be enough to stop a Wests outfit which built on a narrow 6-4 advantage at the break.
Stand-off Ian Kerman landed three conversions as his side picked up their ninth win of the campaign.
SKIRLAUGH picked up a vital two points thanks to a 30-20 derby success HULL DOCKERS.
Earlier Foster, Bradley Graham and John Gay had all crossed the whitewash.
Dockers slipped to ninth defeat in 12 games despite two tries and two goals from Chris Stephenson, and further efforts from Craig Skelton and Steven Milne.
WIGAN ST JUDES returned from Cumbria empty handed after a 46-24 defeat to WATH BROW HORNETS.
Hornets scrum-half Fran King led from the front with an 18-point haul – a try and seven goals – whilst Karl Dixon, Scott Pink, Ben Agnew, Jack Meagan and Adam Hodgson all touched down to help build a 28-10 half-time lead.
Lewis McCarron, King and Peter Caddy added second half efforts as the hosts moved within three points of the leaders.
Bottom-placed St Judes did manage five tries of their own through James Noon, Simon Atherton, Brad Hargreaves, Lyndon Robertson and Liam Gannon, two of which were improved by Brad Smith.
Lock Lane 14 v 22 West Hull
ROCHDALE MAYFIELD moved to the top of the table following a 26-18 win over previously unbeaten OULTON RAIDERS.
Daniel Hardy (2) and Nathan Batty picked up the Raiders tries whilst Jamie Benn improved each to keep his side in the contest.
Butterworth and Joe Qauninci both added a field-goal each as the home side went top.
YORK ACORN edged a high-scoring encounter with MILFORD MARLINS 42-34.
The sides shared 13 tries between them in an end-to-end encounter, with Antony Chilton landing seven goals for Acorn and Martin Loveridge replying with five for the Marlins.
Matthew Woods and Ryan Gallagher both touched down twice in the first forty for the home side, before Joshua Thompson, Daryl North and Gareth Singleton added second half efforts.
Hooker James Coates picked up two tries in the second half and Matthew Brocksom added a third with just two minutes left.
Earlier in the game David Warren, Ryan Oxtoby and Jamie Juniper had gone over as the sides went in at the break locked at 18-18.
INCE ROSE BRIDGE were too good for bottom side MILLOM winning 32-4.
Joseph English, Daniel Cassidy and Connor Matthews scored for Ince in the first half, with the first two of Matthews four goals making it 16-0 at the mid-way point.
Ben Jones, Tom Whittle and Kieron Eccleston efforts increased the home side’s dominance, with the visitors only bright spot coming from a Ricky Donoghue touchdown.
NORMANTON KNIGHTS hit the half-century mark as the won 56-34 over ECCLES.
Full-back Jonathon Hodgson helped himself to a hat-trick and stand-off Adie Mulcahy landed eight goals as the Knights kept their maintained their promotion hopes.
Aaron Butterfield and Lee Starbuck both crossed twice, whilst other host players to touch down were Tom Alexander, Patrick Waterton and Michael Firth.
Eccles – who were 32-6 down at the break – improved in the second half to make it more of a contest.
Andrew Muscat, Mark Thomas, Richard Openshaw, Jayden Lund and Marc Jones all went over to give the score line a more respectable look, with their efforts adding to William Rigby’s first half score.
Five goals from Michael Carney completed the visitors scoring.
MYTON WARRIORS did just enough to take the points following a 42-38 success over SADDLEWRORTH RANGERS.
A 26-point haul from Ash James – three tries and seven goals – played a huge part in the Warriors win, and he was supported by other tries to Nathan Slater (2), Lee James and Nicholas Halstead.
Saddleworth continue to struggle at the wrong end of the table despite tries from Gareth Morgan (2), Dale Lowe, Thomas Dransfield, Adam Jeffrey and Ethan Langhorn.
Langhorn (4) and Josh Bradbury (3) added the extras.
SHAW CROSS SHARKS took the derby spoils with a 27-6 victory over DEWSBURY CELTIC.
Niki Crabtree converted hooker Joshua Knowles second half effort for Celtic’s only points of the afternoon, but by the time that had arrived they were already 14 points behind.
Full-back Derrell Ollpherts crossed in each half to play a key role in the Sharks win, whilst Ben Spaven, Ryan Chalkley and Nathan Slater also touched down.
Smith (2) and Daniel Flowers booted the goals, with hooker Martyn Holland adding a field-goal in the final quarter.
Ince Rose Bridge 32 v 4 Millom
ELLAND continued their good form with a 22-6 win at PILKINGTON RECS.
Cayci Pearson claimed two tries and three goals, whilst there were other try scorers in the shape of Richard Harnett and Tom Harnett as the Halifax side remained second.
Third-placed Pilks were limited to a Mark Briody try and Danny Lynch goal in response.
Leaders KELLS cruised to a 46-6 win over STANNINGLEY.
The comfortable success was inspired by stand-off Ross Gainford’s 22 –point display – two tries and seven goals – whilst Connor Holliday (2), Martin O’Neil, Steven Nelson, Carl Sice and Grant McLaughlin all went over.
The visitors only highlight was Jack Brown converting a Dean Parker effort just before the break.
ASKAM ran in 11 tries to cruise past CASTLEFORD PANTHERS 56-12.
20 points from Kristian Tyson – two tries and six goals – played a key role whilst centre Ben Lewney helped himself to a brace.
Ryan Tippett, Johnathon Walsh, Chris Vanstone, Mark Tyson, Owen Wilkinson, Thomas Hopkins and Stuart High picked up the other touchdowns, with the Panthers limited to tries from Lee Norton and Luke Varley, plus goals from Jake Ward and Wayne Hardy.
OVENDEN came up just short against LEIGH EAST as they slipped to a 24-20 defeat.
Tries from Shaun Smith, Luke O’Mara and Gareth English, plus a touchdown and two goals from Niall Brady, proved to be in vain as the visitors failed to overturn a 12-4 half-time deficit.
Stand-off Adam Holland kicked four goals for the victors with Leigh’s tries arriving via Dean Balmer, Sam Grainey, Safraz Jama and Benjamin Haron.
BRADFORD DUDLEY HILL picked up their eighth win of the season following a 22-14 win at OLDHAM ST ANNES.
The sides were locked 4-4 at the break with John Fox levelling matters soon after Aiden Batey had given Hill the lead.
Dave Halley, Neil Wall and Nathan Kitson picked up the other Bradford touchdowns with Andrew Robinson landing three goals.
Niall Collins and Carl Sneyd responded for the hosts with Sneyd improving his late effort.
STANLEY RANGERS won their mid-table battle with WATERHEAD 34-28.
Waterhead responded with four-pointers from Daniel Maher (2), Peter Davies and Darren Nixon, all of which were improved by scrum-half Jamie Mayall.
COVENTRY BEARS ran in 15 tries as they hammered Hindley 90-16.
Duncan Barrett, David O’Connor, George Carlton and Alex Beddows all picked up two tries, whilst scrum-half Daniel Poulson landed 13 goals for a 26-point haul.
The Bears – who led 48-10 at half-time – added further touchdowns via Tawanda Chipadza, Chris Dixon, Joshua Bell, Christian Jacobs, Alex Brown, Liam Wellings and Gavin Grant.
The visitors replied with scores from Robert Bailey (2) and Daniel Carney, whilst Raith Stringer landed a couple of conversions.
BLACKBROOK did just enough to beat fellow promotion chasers UNDERBANK RANGERS 25-18.
Winger Steve Parkinson chipped in with a try and four goals, whilst Aaron Hewitt, David Scott and Callum Welsby added further touchdowns for the visitors. Crucially Sean Richardson added a field-goal five minutes from time.
Underbank replied through back-rowers Samuel Rochford, Matt Adam and Nick Briggs, but despite Richard Pogson converting all three efforts the hosts came up just short.
FEATHERSTONE LIONS increased their unbeaten start to 11 games with a huge 80-14 home win over WOOLSTON ROVERS.
Prop Craig Barker led from the front with a four-try display and scrum-half Lewis Young kicked 10 goals as the Lions dominated proceedings.
Daniel Dixon and Matthew Johnson both scored twice and there were other efforts from Reece Dyas, Anthony Yates, Richard Williams, Brendon Gibbons, Dean Gamble and Sam Millard.
The visitors actually took a fourth minute lead through Shane Duffy, but could only add two more efforts from Chris Mellor – who kicked a goal – and James Rosson.
A try and six goals from Jack Reid helped CROSFIELDS to a 44-6 win at PETERLEE PUMAS.
Matthew Barber and Troy Brophy both touched down twice for the visitors, before they added further points through Nathan Taylor, Nathan Hamilton and Joe Moore.
Coventry Bears 90 v 16 Hindley
Peterlee Pumas 6 v 44 Crosfields
Underbank Rangers 18 v 25 Blackbrook