Kingstone Press Cider National Conference League Round-up

CONFERENCE CHALLENGE TROPHY: ROUND TWO

Holders LEIGH MINERS RANGERS booked their place in the quarter-finals with a 42-18 win at BRADFORD DUDLEY HILL.

However, the Premier Division outfit were pushed all the way by their Division Two opponents who were level at 10-10 at the break.

Nathan Kitson and Neil Wall (2) crossed for the hosts touchdowns as Simon Sewell landed three goals.

Miners full-back Jonathan Youds was again in the points with a try and five goals, whilst the visitors other tries came from Andrew Groves, Sean McDonald, Jack Probert, James Muir, Scott O’Brien, Tom Parkinson and Tom Farrimond.

Scrum-half Adie Mulcahy helped himself to a try, three goals and a field-goal as NORMANTON KNIGHTS saw off ROCHDALE MAYFIELD 31-4.

Tom Alexander, Aaron Butterfield, Jonathon Hodgson, Thomas Caroll and Ryan Kelsey also crossed the whitewash for the home side, with Mayfield’s on highlight coming when centre Nick Hargreaves went over in the third minute.

WEST HULL turned in an impressive display to beat SIDDAL 26-10.

Tries from Daniel Parker, Ian Kerman and Brett Turner – all improved by Kerman – helped the visitors build an 18-0 half-time lead, before the game was made safe by a second half effort from Sam Cator and a conversion and penalty from Kerman.

The home side improved slightly in the last forty managing touchdowns from Daniel Williams and Scott Caley, the former being improved by full-back Gareth Blackburn.

EGREMONT RANGERS came from behind to see of CROSFIELDS 26-14.

Rangers were 14-6 down at the break but hit back to secure their place in the quarter-finals thanks to tries from Ben Walker (2), Ryan Barnes, Matthew Henson and Jordan Young. Matthew Bewsher added three goals.

The visitors had crossed for three first half efforts with Phil Brazendale, Nathan Taylor and Jordan Chilton the men to cross. Jack Reid landed a conversion.

A strong second half performance from EAST LEEDS helped them run out 40-14 winners over BLACKBROOK.

The visitors were level 10-10 at half-time thanks to a try from Aaron Hewitt and try and conversion from Steve Parkinson, however, they could only muster a 52nd minute effort from Jordan Welsby in the second period.

The home side finished up with eight touchdowns to their name as Ben Walkin (2), Jack Ely (2), Jordan Normington, David Nurse, James Forsell and Nathan Conroy. Conroy also added four conversions to complete a 12-point haul.

WIGAN ST PATRICKS were too strong for WATERHEAD running out 50-22 winners.

Stand-off Ryan Smith helped himself to a hat-trick, whilst half-back partner Brad Smith contributed a try and seven goals for an 18-point haul.

Brad Hargreaves, Tom Atherton (2), Joe Higham and Lyndon Robertson also crossed the whitewash in a contest which had seen St Pats open a 30-12 half-time advantage.

The home side replied with a try and three goals from Jamies Mayall, plus efforts from Peter Davies, Daniel Parry and Harry Godfrey.

FEATHERSTONE LIONS ran in 14 tries as they over powered OLDHAM ST ANNES 78-10.

Centre Richard Williams crossed four times and full-back Ian Jackson helped himself to a hat-trick and two goals in the one-sided romp.

Stand-off Richard Frankland landed nine goals and crossed the line for a 22-point display, whilst other Lions to grab four-pointers were Keiran Redfearn, Liam Jackson, Daniel Glassell, Adam Hepworth and Scott Wilson.

Sean Thomas and Niall Collins grabbed consolation efforts for the Saints with Martyn Swaine improving the latter.

Conference Challenge Trophy

Normanton Knights 31 v 4 Rochdale Mayfield

Siddal 10 v 26 West Hull

Egremont Rangers 26 v 14 Crosfields

East Leeds 40 v 14 Blackbrook

Waterhead 22 v 50 Wigan St Patricks

Bradford Dudley Hill 18 v 42 Leigh Miners Rangers

Featherstone Lions 78 v 10 Oldham St Annes

PREMIER DIVISION

HULL DOCKERS moved out of the relegation places with a well-earned point thanks to a 28-28 draw with LOCK LANE.

Neither side led by more than six points throughout an absorbing contest which also saw the sides level at 16-16 at the interval.

Jon Eccles, Chris Lyth, Richard Dougal, Matthew Johnson and James Beaumont grabbed the home sides touchdowns, with the boot of Chris Stephenson adding four conversions.

Lock Lane – who now sit third – replied with four goals by Danny Rowse and four-pointers from Tom Wood, Craig Duncan, Nathan Fozzard, Luke Tagg and Adam Garlick.

Premier Division

Hull Dockers 28 v 28 Lock Lane

DIVISION ONE

SADDLEWORTH RANGERS won their relegation battle with ECCLES 30-18.

The hosts powered to a 24-6 half-time lead and made the game safe despite an improved showing from the visitors.

James Whalley got Rangers off to a flying start with a first minute effort and he was followed over the line by Ethan Langhorn, Adam Jeffrey, Scott Owen and Joseph Boulter. Stand-off Josh Bradbury added five goals.

Eccles responded with a try and two goals from Michael Carney, a goal from Jordan Parker, plus further efforts from Martin Judge and Andrew Muscat.

Division One

Saddleworth Rangers 30 v 18 Eccles