Kingstone Press Cider National Conference League round-up

Premier division round-up:
LEIGH MINERS RANGERS managed to snatch a win after they welcomed WIGAN ST PATS to twist lane in the opening game of the season. Wigan who led for nearly the entire game fell short as Adam Thompson crossed the line on the 75th minute to snatch a home win. Leigh scored their tries through Harry Gagen, Thomas Parkinson, Michael O’Boyle and Adam Thomason who also claimed Man of the match.

Jonathan Youds added two conversions. Marlon Alker, Declan McLoughlin and Jayden Sandford all scored for St Pats with Daniel Birkett adding five goals which proved just not enough in the end?

HULL DOCKERS have claimed top spot after beating SIDDAL 44-20. Hull were 20 points ahead after 18 minutes. Chester Butler got Siddal odd the mark before half time but Dockers halfback Chris Stephenson, who kicked six conversions, restored the home side’s healthy lead on the 42nd minute. Siddal did fight back through Chester Butler scoring his second, Craig Sanderson and Steven Hope both crossed the line but it was just not enough on the day.

Docker’s tries came through Craig Cook who crossed twice, Steven Milne, Chris Stephenson, Christopher Lyth, Jon Eccles, Nicholas Powley, and Craig Todd all bagged one try each while Chris Stephenson kicked six conversions.

EGREMONT RANGERS got off to a winning start as they beat ROCHDALE MAYFIELD 26-10. Jack Stainton got his first hat trick of the season as he helped his team to defeat Mayfield. Tries also came from Robert Kershaw and Eric Johnson with Sam Butterworth also adding a conversion. Matthew Henson and Rhys Davies scored for Egremont with Matthew Bewsher adding a conversion.

Four tries in the first 40 minutes helped THATTO HEATH CRUSADERS get on their way as they beat OULTON RAIDERS. Oulton started well as they scored first through Dom Flanagan, he also converted his try. Thatto then took control of the game to go in at half time 20-6. Thatto looked comfy as the game approached the 60 minute mark as they led 32-6.

Newly promoted Oulton never gave up as they gave Thatto a scare, only for the game to end 32-24. Thatto tries came from David Sutton who bagged a brace, Sean Kenny, Jack Jones and Shaun Quinn all grabbed one a piece with Quinn also converting four tries. The Raiders tries came from Lawrence Dibb who scored twice with Matthew Bullough and Dominic Flanagan crossing the line for a try each, Flanagan converted all four tries.

EAST LEEDS and LOCK LANE are the first two NCL teams to draw in 2015 as the teams drew 24-24. Aaron Dobek scored and converted his own try and then his half back partner Nathan Fozzars kicked two goals. Craig Jeffels, Mikey Hayward and James Crayer all scored tries for Lock Lane. Whilst Tom Sheldrake, Ben Walkin, Declan Tomlinson and Nathan West all crossed the line for East Leeds with Sheldrake converting three out of four tries.

Division One round-up:

YORK ACORN are loving life at the top of the tree after beating MILFORD MARLINS 28-14.  Acorn who were 18-8 ahead after 40 minutes got tries through Antony Chilton, Joel Johnson, Joe Budd, Jordan Myres and Ryan Gallacher. Antony Chilton also scored four goals. Matt Brockson and Nathan Hargreaves both scored for Milford with James Coates also adding three goals.

PILKINGTON RECS have also made it two from two but are second due to point’s difference after an 18-0 win at the weekend against WIGAN ST PATS. Wigan went in four points down at half time and they struggled more for the ten minutes they were both down to 12 men after St Judes Mike Gibson and Recs John Rees both got sent to the bin.

The visiting Recs side then nudged on to get the win thanks to two tries from Daniel Halsall and one try a piece from Mark Ashton and Mark Briody, with Danny Lynch added one conversion.

SKIRLAUGH got off to winning ways after beating HUNSLET WARRIORS 25-16. The Warriors were 16-11 up with just under 15 minutes left thanks to tries from Luke Day and Chris Hartley with four goals by Gary McClelland. Skirlaugh hit back hard with Tom Saltmar, Danny Cain and Chris brown to secure the victory.

Stuart Smith and Carl Puckering also added a try with Puckering also adding two goals and a field goal.

ELLAND BEAT SHAWCROSS SHARKS 18-6 after two tries from Andy Shickell. Chris Dyson also crossed for Elland. Meanwhile Phillip Taylor added three field goals and even managed to get sent to the bin along with teammate Cayci Pearson. In addition Liam Evans got sin binned while Curtis Sidebottom scored a try and Danny Flowers added the extras.

KELLS dominated SALFORD CITY ROOSTERS in a 60-18 victory. Despite Salford getting on the board first from a try through Joe Connor the game then was then taken over by a very strong Kells side. Salford’s other points came from Ben Connor, another through Joe Connor and Joe Marchant adding all three kicks.

The eleven tries came from Martin O’Neil who bagged three, Scott Lofthouse bagged two as did Dominic Wear, then Reece O Neill, Daniel Joyce, Tyrone Dalton and David Lowery all bagged one each with Ross Gainford converting 8 tries.

Kris Walker broke the ice when he slotted home a drop goal to see MYTON beat NORMANTON KNIGHTS in a 13-12 thriller. Nathan Slater and Ryan Walker both crossed for Myton with Ash Jones and Kris Walker both adding a conversion each. Chris Woolford and Jonathan Hodgson both scored a try with Adie Mulcahy converting both tries.

INCE ROSE BRIDGE had to work hard to earn a 30-18 win against SADDLEWORTH. Ince got their tries through Ryan Eccleston and Mitchell Parr with Kenny Baker crossing two tries and added seven field goals. Saddleworth managed to get three tries, through Liam Hall, Rhys Waring and James Whalley, Ben Whitehead converted all three tries.

ivision Two round-up:

Newly promoted FEATHERSTONE LIONS were given a late scare after being 40-12 up against BLACKBROOK with 10 minutes left, but when the final whistle went they only just beat Blackbrook 40-34. The late tries came from Dan Fairhurst and Danny Davies who managed to cross the line three times in six minutes. Ste Parkinson converted three tries in the last 10 minutes.

Earlier in the game Scott Lyon and Ste Parkinson both scored and Parkinson added the extras both times. The 40 points scored by Featherstone came through two tries a piece by Jake Perkins and Ricky Williams with Josh Hardcastle, Connor Walker and Richard Frankland also crossing the line, Ian Jackson managed to score six conversions.

The game was tied 12-12 at half time between STANLEY RANGERS and CASTLEFORD PANTHERS. The Stanley outfit came out in the second half and got down to business and managed to score five tries. The 48 points came from two tries from Carl Huges and Joel Marsh, a try from Jamie Bell, Sean Abson and Chris Grice all helped the Rangers to a win, with Danny Grice bagging himself four goals.

Nathan Campsill and Jordan Holder all scored for the Panthers with Callum Butler also scoring three tries.

ASKAM got off to winning ways after beating OLDHAM ST ANNES 34-8. Dan Sayle and Tom Hopkins scored two each with Lee Norman and Stuart High also scoring, Adam Jackson also scored five conversions. St Anne’s tries came from Niall Collins and Lawrence Girvin.

Meanwhile LEIGH EAST came back from being 12-4 down at half time to come back and win 14-12 at UNDERBANK. East hit Underbank with a try by Billy Alred and an Adam Hollands conversion with Hollands also adding two late penalties. Earlier in the game Karl Beaumont had scored for Leigh.

Rangers got their initial 12-4 lead through tries by Courtney Allette and James Usher, with Joel Crokers adding two conversions.

MILLOM beat BRADFORD DUDLEY HILL 16-10. The Millom outfit who were always narrowly ahead of their opposition scored their points from tries by Johnathan Hodgson and Tom Sibley with Adam Kelly scoring four goals. Kyle Carter and Jamie Brentley both scored for Dudley Hill with Simon Sewell converting a try.

Division Three round-up:

Joel Gibson scored three tries converted five tries and even scored a drop goal as he helped THORNHILL TROJANS beat CROSFIELDS 39-16 in their first game of the season! Danny Ratcliffe scored twice with Mindaugas Bendikas and James Wilson also bagging a try each! The Heworth tries came from Luke Jones, Matt Barber and Jack Reid with Reid also adding two conversions.

New boys GATESHEAD STORM looked as if they were going to start their NCL life with a win over EASTMOOR as they went in to the last eight minutes two points ahead. The Dragons then equalised the scores with a penalty scored by James Slater who bagged his fourth goal of the afternoon, he then went on to bag the win for Eastmoor as he slotted home a drop goal. Michael Jednak, Michael Williams and Kevin Brown all crossed the try line for the visitors. Gateshead’s Andrew Morris scored two, Scott Woods grabbed a try and Adam Houston slotted home four goals and a drop goal.

HUNSLET CLUB PARKSIDE were beating DRIGHLINGTON 20-0 on the 60 minute mark, with the game ending 20-18 after the sin binning of Kieran Murphy however it was too late for the Drighlington side after tries coming from Mulhearn, Steve Micklethwaite and Dan Sanderson with Michael Sanderson adding the extras for all three tries. Hunslet gained their 20-0 lead through tries from Omar Alrawi crossing twice, Rocky Price scoring and converting his own try and Dale Harris also bagging one, James Field added a penalty.

DEWSBURY MOOR got off to winning start after a 48-10 victory over HEWORTH. Andy Robinson bagged a hat-trick, Tom Kaye bagged two with tries for James Eatherby, Barry O’Brien, George Croisdale and Brad Foster firing six goals over.  Lewis Worthington and Ross Varley both scored a try for Heworth and Joe Deighton converted one.

WIBSEY WARRIORS were beaten 16-10 by STANNINGLEY. Tries came from Jack Brown who got two and Tom Kent bagged himself one with two conversions from Callum Smithson for the Stanningley team while Paul Jennings and Michael Derrick scored for the Warriors and Luke Helliwell added two points.

WATERHEAD recovered after being 20 points down to make it a four point game this weekend against WOOLSTON. Waterhead scored their points through two tries and two goals by Jamie Mayall and a try from Ryan Ganley. However Woolston then kicked on and upped their game to go on and win 36-16. Tries coming from Christian Taylor who scored two, Paul Berry, Billy Maunder, Jack Sherratt and Ryan Brown. Lewis Hoarty also scored four conversions and managed to grab himself a try.

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