Kingstone Press Cider National Conference League Round-up

PREMIER DIVISION

Leaders SIDDAL slipped to a surprise 28-6 home defeat to WATH BROW HORNETS.

Stand-off Fran King led the way with two tries and two goals, whilst the Hornets other touchdowns came via Richard Huby, Greg Dawson, Jason Connery and Luke Davidson.

The hosts had briefly led just before the half hour mark after Gareth Blackburn converted a Daniel Williams effort, but were behind 14-6 by the break.

WEST HULL are now level on points with the league leaders after a 22-16 victory at EGREMONT RANGERS.

Winger Dylan Price grabbed his second try in the final minute to make the game safe, despite a great effort from home stand-off John Paul Brocklebank who went over twice and added a couple of conversions.

Richard Farrer also went over with two minutes left but it was not quite enough to stop Egremont slipping to their eighth defeat of the season.

Callum Windley and Aaron Hickingbotham claimed Wests other tries with three goals from Ian Kerman proving crucial.

Stand-off Chris Stephenson landed seven goals as HULL DOCKERS comfortably beat WIGAN ST JUDES 42-16.

Winger Robbie Smith crossed twice within the opening eight minutes as the home side took control, and by the end of the contest they had added further four-pointers via Craig Skelton, Richard Dougal, James Carrick, Jon Eccles and Nathan Powley.

St Judes – who were 18-10 behind at half-time – remain bottom despite tries from Connor Ratcliffe, Philip Lyon and David Carney. Ratcliffe and Lyon both tagged on a goal each.

A 76th minute try from Tom Wood saw LOCK LANE edge past THATTO HEATH CRUSADERS 20-18.

The centre’s second try of the match helped his side pick up their tenth win of the campaign as they remain hot on the heels of the top-two.

Wood, Ben Mawson and Adam Garlick picked up the other touchdowns for the hosts, with two conversions from Danny Rowse proving vital.

Thatto were 10-0 behind at the interval but roared back to make it a real contest as Shaun Quinn improved efforts from Phil Asson, Louis Taylor and Andrew Stott.

LEIGH MINERS RANGERS moved into the top-six following a 24-14 triumph at WIGAN ST PATRICKS.

A 16-point haul from full-back Jonny Youds – two tries and four goals – played the major role in the success, whilst an early effort from James Muir and a late touchdown from Jack Probert completed the job.

Jonathan Brown, Brad Smith and Joe Higham responded for the hosts, with Smith also adding a conversion.

Premier Division
Egremont Rangers 16 v 22 West Hull
Hull Dockers 42 v 16 Wigan St Judes
Lock Lane 20 v 18 Thatto Heath Crusaders
Siddal 6 v 28 Wath Brow Hornets
Wigan St Patricks 14 v 24 Leigh Miners Rangers

DIVISION ONE

ROCHDALE MAYFIELD maintained their promotion push with a big 60-10 win over ECCLES.

Michael Carney converted his own try in the eighth minute to give the visitors a dream start, however, they could only manage a late effort from William Rigby after that.

Aiden Gleeson – a hat-trick – and Sam Butterworth – 10 goals – lead the points scoring for a Mayfield outfit that have now won 13 of their 15 games.

Liam Whalley (2), Matt Calland, Wayne Corcoran, Ryan Bradbury, Lee Atkinson and John Foy all added their names to the score sheet.

DEWSBURY CELTIC remain deep in relegation trouble after a 20-12 home defeat to INCE ROSE BRIDGE.

Patrick Foulstone converted efforts from Anthony Dunford and Joshua Knowles but it was never going to be enough to stop an Ince side who had a hat-trick performance from centre Jamie Malone.

Scrum-half Tony Baker also crossed for the visitors and full-back Connor Matthews landed a couple of conversions to make the game safe.

David Watmough crossed for a hat-trick as MILFORD MARLINS beat MILLOM 34-26.

Matthew Brocksom, Antony Ward and Dwaine McRae added further efforts with five Martin Loveridge goals completing their scoring.

Millom only trailed 16-14 at half-time but remain at the foot of the table despite three goals from Lee Postlewaite and tries from Anthony Dixon, Chris Warren, Ricky Donoghue, Noah Robinson and Thomas Sibley.

OULTON RAIDERS passed the half-century mark with a 52-16 win over SADDLEWORTH RANGERS.

The visitors were 30-4 in front by half-time and completed a comfortable win with a further four tries in the second period.

Centre Daniel Hardy claimed a hat-trick and fellow three-quarters Harry Grayson, Nathan Batty and Chris Hope also crossed the whitewash.

Scrum-half Daniel Mackintosh added six goals with the remaining four-pointers coming from Joshua Murray, Jamie Milburn and Lawrence Dibb.

Saddleworth remain in the relegation battle despite late tries to Chris Conway and Bowden Morgan. Conway (2) and Josh Bradbury (2) added the extras.

SHAW CROSS SHARKS ran in 10 tries to crush NORMANTON KNIGHTS 50-0.

Ryan Chalkley and James Davies both helped themselves to hat-tricks, whilst Martyn Holland, Ben Spaven, Taylor Warby and Derrell Olpherts also went over.

Loose-forward Casey Johnson booted five conversions.

YORK ACORN moved fifth following a closely fought 26-24 success over MYTON WARRIORS.

The hosts trailed 18-8 at half-time but hit back to pick up win number eight of the season.

Acorn centres Gareth Singleton and Ryan Gallagher both scored twice, whilst Joel Johnson and Kenneth Shepherd also touched down.

Gallagher was on target with a single conversion, whilst Myton’s Ash James was on target four times in response.

Nathan Slater (2), Ben Cartmell and Jack Courtney were the Myton try scorers.

Division One

Rochdale Mayfield 60 v 10 Eccles
Dewsbury Celtic 12 v 20 Ince Rose Bridge
Milford Marlins 34 v 26 Millom
Saddleworth Rangers 16 v 52 Oulton Raiders
Shaw Cross Sharks 50 v 0 Normanton Knights
York Acorn 26 v 24 Myton Warriors

DIVISION TWO

PILKINGTON RECS pulled off a superb 42-28 win over leaders KELLS.

Greg Smith (2), Ian Stanley, Daniel Filson, Ryan Liptrot, Mark Briody and Liam Bostock collected the tries for a Pilks side that led 18-16 at the break.

Danny Lynch improved each effort to finish with seven goals, whilst opposition marksman Ross Gainford replied with four.

Kells remain top although their advantage has been cut to just three points following just their second defeat. There tries came from efforts from Daniel Joyce, Ryan Robb, Barry Boyd, Carl Sice and Grant McLaughlin.

ASKAM produced an 11-try display to power past STANNINGLEY 62-4.

Full-back Kristian Tyson helped himself to 22 points – a try and nine goals – whilst there were hat-tricks for Joe Bell and Rob Cockayne.

Joshua Roberts claimed the visitors consolation effort in the second half, but the hosts were far too strong throughout and had other try scorers in the shape of Jonathon Walsh, Tom Hopkins (2) and Garry Bolton.

ELLAND kept their promotion hopes on course with an easy 58-8 drubbing of OLDHAM ST ANNES.

Dom Bryan and Joshua Denbigh claimed touchdowns in the final quarter for the Saints but by that point they were well adrift.

Joe Nicholson crossed for a hat-trick and Phil Taylor helped himself to a try and nine goals in a 22-point haul as the home side dominated.

Jake McCarthy, Joe Worthington, Chris Dyson, Tom Hall, Ben Hinsley and Jack Fairbank all added their names to the score sheet.

LEIGH EAST were far too good for CASTLEFORD PANTHERS as they ran out 54-12 winners.

Stand-off Adam Holland was on song with four tries and three goals – a 22-point display – and half-back partner Ryan Peters wasn’t to be left out as he crossed twice and booted four goals.

Ben Horan (2), Dean Balmer and Craig Winfield added other efforts as Easts eased their relegation worries in style.

The Panthers – who are deep in relegation trouble – replied with tries from Brad Johnson, Matthew Bacon and Craig Savage.

OVENDEN edged a high-scoring encounter with STANLEY RANGERS 44-40.

Nial Brady went over with two minutes left to put the hosts back in front before he kicked the last of his six goal haul to complete the scoring.

Luke O’Mara, Arran Varley, Martin Mullen, Sean Dyson, Gareth English, Chris Geoghegan, and Joss Bentley also scored for an Ovenden outfit which had comfortably led 26-10 at half-time.

Hooker Paul Hughes led Stanley’s response with a hat-trick whilst Carl Hughes (2), Daniel Grice – who also kicked four goals – Charles Ellis and James Senkiw all went over.

WATERHEAD and BRADFORD DUDLEY HILL couldn’t be separated as they played out a 34-34 draw.

Scrum-half Andy Robinson crossed for the visitors seventh try with just two minutes left to level matters in what had been a see-saw encounter.

Simon Sewell, Aiden Batey, Elliott Cousins, Nathan Kitson (2) and Adam Jefferson picked up the other Hill tries with winger Sewell landing three goals.

The hosts were 20-16 behind at the break but got a share of the spoils thanks to five goals from Jamie Mayall and touchdowns from Daniel Maher (2), Thomas McMullen, Alex Jobson, Martyn Sarsfield and Chris Hough.

Division Two

Askam 62 v 4 Stanningley
Elland 58 v 8 Oldham St Annes
Leigh East 54 v 12 Castleford Panthers
Ovenden 44 v 40 Stanley Rangers
Pilkington Recs 42 v 28 Kells
Waterhead 34 v 34 Bradford Dudley Hill

DIVISION THREE

HEWORTH produced their best performance of the season as they beat WOOLSTON ROVERS 50-6.

The home sides only success was a Stevan Stevanovic try which Gavin Bishop goaled, but that was the only highlight in a disappointing showing.

Stand-off Danny Allan helped himself to a try and seven goals – an 18-point haul – and centre Adam Withington raced over for a hat-trick as the York-based side picked up just their third win of the campaign.

Joshua Poulter (2), Ross Varley, Jonathan Payne and Tom Atkin were the other Acorn try scorers.

A strong finish from BLACKBROOK saw them pull off a 28-18 victory at COVENTRY BEARS.

Jonathon Glover, Scott Davidson and Daniel Fairhurst all crossed in the final 18 minutes and with Jordan Welsby kicking the last of his four goals the points were safe.

Centre Jack Parker had earlier crossed for two tries in six first half minutes.

The Bears had try scorers in Chris Dixon, Richard Synnott and Alex Beddows all of which were converted by Ste Coleman.

There was a real points-fest as HINDLEY beat CROSFIELDS 50-42.

Centre Daniel Gaskell produced a four-try display and Chris Scarborough crossed once and landed five goals for a 14-point showing for the home side.

Raith Stringer – who also kicked two goals – Stephen Sutcliffe (2) and Kieran Whittle added the other points.

Crosfields led 26-20 at half-time but eventually lost out despite a try and seven goals from Jack Reid, plus touchdowns from Troy Brophy, Nathan Hamilton (2), Mat Mahoney (2) and Matthew Barber.

UNDERBANK RANGERS ran in 15 tries as they overpowered EASTMOOR DRAGONS 82-6.

James Creed converted Lewis Kear’s first half effort in the Dragons only bright spot, but by that point they were already 24-0 down.

Nick Briggs and James Usher both collected hat-tricks for Rangers, with Adam Ryder, Sam Rochford and Matt Adam all crossing twice.

The goals came from Tom Eidson, Haydon Sutcliffe and User, whilst the try scoring roster was completed by Alex Chatterton, Luke Karokzuk and Sam Dalby.

Division Three

Coventry Bears 18 v 28 Blackbrook
Hindley 50 v 42 Crosfields
Underbank Rangers 82 v 6 Eastmoor Dragons
Woolston Rovers 6 v 50 Heworth