Kingstone Press Cider National Conference League Round-up

PREMIER DIVISION

Leaders SIDDAL suffered a surprise 36-26 home defeat to EGREMONT RANGERS.

John Paul Brocklebank – a try and six goals – played a key role for the visitors who raced into a 30-6 half-time lead.

Jack Stainton, Paul Corkhill (2) and Stephen Fox added to 14-points from Brocklebank as Egremont took control, whilst the closed their account with a Matthew Henson effort and a final Brocklebank conversion.

Siddal could only muster a first half effort from centre Billy Hammond which was improved with the first of Gareth Blackburns three conversions.

They added second half efforts from Scott Caley (2), William Forsyth and Stephen Illingworth.

EAST LEEDS were too good for SKIRLAUGH as they ran out 34-16 winners.

Stand-off Nathan Conroy helped himself to an 18-point haul – two tries and five goals – whilst they closed with other touchdowns to Declan Tomlinson, Jason Priestley, John Carter and Ben Walkin.

Skirlaugh – who remain in relegation trouble – trailed 18-4 at the break with Ross Kemp crossing for their only points of the first period.

Stuart Smith and Tom Saltmer added second half consolation efforts which Kemp improved.

THATTO HEATH CRUSADERS edged a high-scoring encounter with WIGAN ST PATRICKS 40-30.

The game was an end-to-end contest which finished with the home side outscoring the visitors by seven tries to five.

Shaun Quinn – who also landed six goals – Adam Walsh, David Hull, Louis Taylor (2), Sean Leicester and Chris Frodsham supplied the Thatto points in a game which saw them narrowly lead 22-20 at the interval.

St Pats responded with a try and five goals from hooker Brad Smith, plus further four-pointers from Brad Hargreaves, Ryan Smith (2) and Charlie Mitchell.

A strong defensive effort from WATH BROW HORNETS helped them to a comfortable 26-4 victory over HULL DOCKERS.

The visiting Dockers only success came through a 62nd minute touchdown from centre Johnathan Long, but by that point his side were 22-0 down.

Peter Caddy (2), Craig Murphy, Fran King, Luke Davidson and Jamie Devine picked up the Hornets tries with King landing a conversion.

LEIGH MINERS RANGERS upset second-placed WEST HULL with a 28-10 success on the east coast.

The home side were limited to tries from Daniel Parker and Sam Cator – with Ian Kerman improving the first effort – but that was never going to be enough.

Miners full-back Johnny Youds continued his points scoring with a try and four goals, whilst Shaun Dowie, Matthew Meaden, Tom Parkinson and Daniel Jackson all crossed the whitewash.

WIGAN ST JUDES hopes of avoiding the drop were given a boost thanks to a 32-12 home win over fellow strugglers HUNSLET WARRIORS.

Warriors full-back Gary McClland improved first half efforts from James Baker and David Norton which meant the sides were locked at 12-12 at half-time, but the second period was all one way traffic as St Judes took control.

Nathan Jones (2), Brett Taberner and David Walls all went over with Connor Ratcliffe and Jones adding the extras.

Shae Lyon-Fraser and Andrew Silcock had kept their side in the game with first half efforts.

Premier Division

East Leeds 34 v 16 Skirlaugh
Siddal 26 v 36 Egremont Rangers
Thatto Heath Crusaders 40 v 30 Wigan St Patricks
Wath Brow Hornets 26 v 4 Hull Dockers
West Hull 10 v 28 Leigh Miners Rangers
Wigan St Judes 32 v 12 Hunslet Warriors

DIVISION ONE

ROCHDALE MAYFIELD continue to lead the way in Division One with their latest win coming at NORMANTON KNIGHTS.

The 28-22 victory was achieved despite having three men sent-off as Matthew Moores, Aiden Gleeson and Matt Calland were all dismissed.

Scrum-half Sam Butterworth – a try and four goals – was instrumental in Mayfield’s success, whilst other tries went the way of Callum Marriott (2), Ryan Bradbury and Joe Quanici.

The Knights opened the scoring with a Tim Robinson touchdown but that proved to be the only time they were ahead.

Luke Molloy, David Evans and Aaron Butterfield added other efforts and Adie Mulcahy landed three goals.

ECCLES ran six-tries as they overcame SADDLEWORTH RANGERS 34-6.

Centre Ben Robinson crossed for a hat-trick and other efforts came from Jordan Parker, John McAtee and Michael Carney.

Carney (4) and Parker added the extras meaning a try from Chris Conway – goaled by Ben Whitehead – was mere consolation for Saddleworth.

INCE ROSE BRIDGE moved fourth in the table after a 26-12 win over YORK ACORN.

Scrum-half Kieran Eccleston was on top form as he crossed for a hat-trick and landed a goal, whilst his sides other points came from a try and three goals from centre Adam Dwyer and a conversion from Connor Matthews.

Acorn responded with a try in each half from winger Matthew Woods, both of which were improved by Antony Chilton.

MYTON WARRIORS returned from MILLOM with the points thanks to a 26-14 win.

The hosts managed tries from Joe Wright and Tom Sibley – plus a goal from Ross Brookes – but it was not going to be enough to halt a Myton side who remain third.

Nathan Slater, Ben Cartmell and Ben Thorpe picked up their tries as scrum-half Kris Walker chipped in with a couple of conversions.

OULTON RAIDERS remain on course for promotion thanks to a comfortable 36-6 success over DEWSBURY CELTIC.

Winger Scott McDonald went over four times as the Raiders dominated from start to finish.

Matthew Bullough, Andrew Williamson, Nathan Batty and James Cruickshank added their names to the score sheet as two goals from Joshua Murray closed their account for the day.

Joshua West grabbed Celtic’s sole response with Pat Foulstone improving.

SHAW CROSS SHARKS edged an entertaining encounter with West Yorkshire rivals MILFORD MARLINS 29-22.

Derrell Olpherts (2) and Martyn Holland efforts helped the Sharks to an 18-6 half-time lead, before Ben Spaven and Daniel Flowers added second half four-pointers.

Flowers (3) and Ross Roebuck added the extras with scrum-half Holland adding a late field-goal.

Milford – who have won just once in their last nine games – replied with a try and three goals from Ryan Oxtoby and efforts from Steven Bacon, James Coates and Matthew Brocksom.

Division One

Eccles 34 v 6 Saddleworth Rangers
Ince Rose Bridge 26 v 12 York Acorn
Millom 14 v 26 Myton Warriors
Normanton Knights 22 v 28 Rochdale Mayfield
Oulton Raiders 36 v 6 Dewsbury Celtic
Shaw Cross Sharks 29 v 22 Milford Marlins

DIVISION TWO

KELLS ran in 10 tries as they cruised to a 56-22 victory over CASTLEFORD PANTHERS.

Winger Martin O’Neil crossed for a hat-trick inside the opening 26 minutes, whilst full-back Lewis Smith grabbed two tries in nine second half minutes.

Daniel Joyce, Ross Gainford, Grant McLaughlin, Tyrone Dalton and Lewis Wilson added the other four-pointers, whilst eight goals from Gainford saw him finish with a 20-point haul.

The Panthers were 28-12 at the break and finished with tries to Daniel Moxon, Ryan Martin, Jordan Holder and Lee Cartwright. Cartwright (2) and Oliver Bloom added the extras.

BRADFORD DUDLEY HILL ran out 34-10 winners over OVENDEN. Tries from Aaron Brown and Martin Mullen – plus a goal from Ashley Taylor – saw the visitors lead 10-6 at half-time – but it was all Hill in the second half.

Full-back Simon Sewell finished with a try and four goals, centre Aiden Batey crossed for a try in each half and other tries went to Jamie Brentley, Nathan Kitson – who also added a goal – and Adam Jefferson.

Thomas Harnett raced in for a hat-trick as ELLAND beat LEIGH EAST 38-12. Fellow centre Richard Crawshaw grabbed a brace and the other home tries went to Jake McCarthy, Jorge Fairbank and Ben Hinsley. Phil Taylor (2) and Joe Nicholson added the extras. Leigh were 20-6 adrift at half-time but managed a try in each half Adam Holland and Ryan Peter. Holland was on hand to improve both efforts.

A 26-point haul from Carl Sneyd helped OLDHAM ST ANNES to a 42-10 success over ASKAM. The centre claimed four tries and kicked five goals in an outstanding display, whilst stand-off Kiel Lancashire went over twice. Niall Collins and David Harris also touched down to help the Saints move sixth in the table. Askam were limited to tries from Tom Hopkins, Owen Wilkinson and Mark Tyson, all of which Kristian Tyson improved.

PILKINGTON RECS remain third following a 36-4 win on the road at STANLEY RANGERS. The home side could only manage a last minute try from Craig Williamson but by that point they were 36-0 behind. Daniel Lynch was on song for Pilks with two tries and six goals, whilst Greg Smith (2), John Rees and Ben Gravener also touched down.

STANNINGLEY picked up just their third win of the season with a 46-20 win over WATERHEAD. The bottom side were 28-4 to the good at the break and went on to secure a morale-boosting victory with a ten-try display. Joshua Roberts (3), Tom Sharp, Sean Connolly, Tom Kent, Matthew Brook, Adam Benn (2) and Joshua Tate all went over and stand-off Ashley Kearsley added three goals. Waterhead replied with two goals from Jamie Mayall, a hat-trick from Darren Nixon and a Peter Davies effort.

Division Two

Bradford Dudley Hill 34 v 10 Ovenden
Elland 38 v 12 Leigh East
Kells 56 v 22 Castleford Panthers
Oldham St Annes 42 v 18 Askam
Stanley Rangers 4 v 36 Pilkington Recs
Stanningley 46 v 20 Waterhead

DIVISION THREE

PETERLEE PUMAS picked up their first ever NCL win with a 40-28 home success over HINDLEY. The Wigan side led 18-10 at the break but couldn’t contain the Pumas as they ran in seven tries to make history. Full-back Leigh Wheatley landed six goals to compliment tries from Kyle Scott-James (2), Zac McCluskey, Connor Grainger, Andrew Rollins, Adam Howard and Sean Swallow. The visitors hit back with centre Robert Bailey claiming a hat-trick, stand-off Chris Scarborough landing four goals, plus Joshua Donoghue and Daniel Carbry going over.

EASTMOOR DRAGONS slipped to an agonising 24-22 home defeat to CROSFIELDS. Shaun Upson (2), James Slater and Caine McVittie were the Dragon try scores as full-back Jamie Creed added three goals. However, it was not enough to stop a Crosfields outfit who had built up an 18-10 half-time advantage. Troy Brophy (2), Ian Boden, Nathan Hamilton and Hayden James all crossed for the visitors and Jack Reid crucially landed a couple of conversions.

FEATHERSTONE LIONS cruised to an easy 48-0 win over HEWORTH. Matthew Johnson and Jake Perkins both scored twice as full-back Ian Jackson kicked six goals. Daniel Dixon, Richard Williams, Anthony Yates and Davi Garahan added their names to the score sheet as two goals from Jack Candlin completed the scoring.

UNDERBANK RANGERS were pushed all the way by COVENTRY BEARS before winning 36-28. The home side were cruising at half-time after building a 28-6 lead, but needed a late penalty from Richard Knight to make the game safe after the Bears staged a fight back. Alex Chatterton (2), Adam Ryder (2), Michael Murphy and Daniel Pawson claimed the Rangers tries, with Knight (2) and Neil Barrett (4) adding the extras. The Bears points came from four Duncan Barrett goals, plus touchdowns to Richard Synott (2), Gavin Grant, Chris Dixon and Tawanda Chipadza.

Division Three

Eastmoor Dragons 22 v 24 Crosfields
Featherstone Lions 48 v 0 Heworth
Peterlee Pumas 40 v 28 Hindley
Underbank Rangers 36 v 28 Coventry Bears