Kingstone Press Cider National Conference League round-up

PREMIER DIVISION

EAST LEEDS ran in seven tries to see off ROCHDALE MAYFIELD 40-16.

Centre Nathan West led the way with a hat-trick and stand-off Nathan Conroy booted six goals for an Easts side which now sits fourth in the table.

Mayfield were limited to consolation tries from Rob Kershaw, Todd O’Brien and Nick Hargreaves, with Lewis Sheridan adding a couple of goals.

However, it was never going to be enough to halt a home side which built a 16-4 lead by the break and finished with other touchdowns from Kyle Quinlan, Luke Pettman, Dale Pattison and Joey Walkin.

LEIGH MINERS RANGER remain top of the table following a 24-10 triumph at OULTON RAIDERS.

Centre Brad Hargreaves hat-trick laid the platform for Miners third straight win, whilst another effort from Tom Parkinson and four Jonny Youds goals completed the job.

The Raiders replied with a goal from Jamie Benn and four-pointers from Chris Gourlay and Adrian Holdsworth.

SIDDAL came from behind to beat WIGAN ST PATRICKS 30-16.

The home side trailed 16-12 at half-time but roared back to pick up their second win of the campaign thanks to tries from Liam Coe, Chester Butler (2), Billy Hammond and Tom Garrett. Coe also landed five goals for a good afternoons work.

St Pats points came via a try and two goals from Dan Birkett, plus efforts from Mike Scrivens and Dec McLaughlin.

LOCK LANE returned from THATTO HEATH CRUSADERS with the points following a 30-8 win.

The damage was done in the first half as the visitors raced into a commanding 24-8 lead and closed the game out with a second half effort from Aaron Dobek who then added his fifth goal.

Their earlier touchdowns came from Lee Land, Luke Tagg, Joe Groves and Mike Hayward.

Thatto took an early lead when Jack Jones went over, however, they could only muster a Leon Tatlock effort for the rest of the contest.

HULL DOCKERS enjoyed their trip to Cumbria as they returned home with an 18-14 victory over WATH BROW HORNETS.

Ben Crane grabbed a brace, whilst Andy Kay and Gary King also crossed for a Dockers side which led 14-0 at the interval.

A Chris Stephenson goal closed the visitors account, meaning the Hornets came up just short despite tries from Greg Howland, Mark Watson and Scott Pink. Pink also added a conversion.

WEST HULL edged past EGREMONT RANGERS by the tightest of margins as Ricky Hough’s last minute field-goal gave them a 17-16 win.

Callum King, Scott Howlett and Dylan Pryce had earlier crossed for Wests tries with Ian Kerman adding a couple of goals.

Peter Bewsher, Ben Walker, Jack Stainton and Dane Weatherill replied for the Cumbrian-based visitors.

Saturday April 11:

East Leeds 40 v 16 Rochdale Mayfield
Oulton Raiders 10 v 24 Leigh Miners Rangers
Siddal 30 v 16 Wigan St Patricks
Thatto Heath Crusaders 8 v 30 Lock Lane
Wath Brow Hornets 14 v 18 Hull Dockers
West Hull 17 v 16 Egremont Rangers

DIVISION ONE

NORMANTON KNIGHTS came out on top in the West Yorkshire derby with ELLAND 34-24.

The Knights raced into a 16-0 lead and although they were pegged back by a home side that recovered to 26-24 behind, they got home thanks to tries from Stu Biscombe (2), Aaron Butterfield, Mike Butterfield, Connor Wilson, Jon Hodgson and Kieran Bailey. Adie Mulcahy added three goals.

The home side responded with goals from Cayci Pearson (3) and Bradley Ratcliffe, plus tries from Joe Fradgley, Chris Dyson, Jack Fairbank and James Marshall.

HUNSLET WARRIORS slipped to an 18-14 defeat at KELLS, despite leading 14-0 at one point.

Gary McClelland booted three goals as Lee West and Caldon Bravo both touched down to help the visitors take control.

However, the hosts roared back to take the points thanks to Ross Gainford improving tries from Tony Burns, Dominic Wear and David Ford.

INCE ROSE BRIDGE continue to lead the way with their latest victory coming 28-18 at MILFORD MARLINS.

Mitchell Parr, Nathan Penny, Tony Baker, Adam Dwyer and Jamie Malone collected Ince’s touchdowns, with Kenny Baker chipping in with four goals.

Milford – who led 12-6 at the break – replied with Ryan Oxtoby improving efforts from James Barker, Josh Parle and Anthony Hallinan.

SHAW CROSS SHARKS cruised to a 30-12 home win over MYTON WARRIORS.

The Sharks had the game sewn up by the mid-way point having established a 22-0 lead, and finished the afternoon with a six-try display.

Sam Otterwell, Brandon French, Marty Holland, Danny Flowers – who also kicked three goals – Adam Masson and Robbie Byatt were their scorers.

Myton replied Kris Walker and Ash James improving efforts from Nathan Slater and Rory Nielson.

A Harry Inman hat-trick was the highlight of a 40-6 SKIRLAUGH victory over SADDLEWORTH RANGERS.

Tommy Harrison, Harvey Gotts, Connor Myers and Carl Puckering (2) also crossed the whitewash with Puckering adding four goals for good measure.

Anthony Morrison replied for Rangers with Josh Bradbury adding the extras.

SALFORD CITY ROOSTERS battled their way past WIGAN ST JUDES 16-12.

Mike Foster, Will Rigby and George Kemp crossed for a Roosters side which led 10-0 at half-time, whilst St Judes improved in the second period and were rewarded with tries to Brett Taberner, Adam Lavin and Shay Fraser-Lyon.

Honours were even as YORK ACORN and PILKINGTON RECS played out a thrilling 22-22 draw.

The lead changed hands several times before a last gasp try from Ryan Gallagher gave Acorn a share of the spoils.

Jordan Myers, Andy Gargan and Johnny Waldron crossed for the other home side tries with three Antony Chilton goals closing their account.

Pilks responded with three Danny Lynch goals and touchdowns from Ian Stanley, Andrew Knapper (2) and Ryan Liptrot.

Saturday April 11:

Elland 24 v 34 Normanton Knights
Kells 18 v 14 Hunslet Warriors
Milford Marlins 18 v 28 Ince Rose Bridge
Shaw Cross Sharks 30 v 12 Myton Warriors
Skirlaugh 40 v 6 Saddleworth Rangers
Wigan St Judes 12 v 16 Salford City Roosters
York Acorn 22 v 22 Pilkington Recs

DIVISION TWO

MILLOM are top of the table after an impressive 44-0 win over UNDERBANK RANGERS.

Their third straight win came thanks to six goals from the boot of Adam Kelly and tries from Tom Sibley, Lee Postlewaite (2), Paul Carter, Jonathan Hodgson, Paul Carter, Steve Dawson and Ethan Kelly.

BRADFORD DUDLEY HILL remain pointless after an 18-14 home defeat to LEIGH EAST.

Neil Wall, Aiden Batey and Kyle Bateman crossed for the home side, with Simon Sewell adding a goal.

However, the visitors – who’s points all come in the first half – finished with Adam Holland improving efforts from Danny Grainey, Josh Adudwumaa and Billy Allred.

CASTLEFORD PANTHERS remain at the foot of the table but can take heart from a battling 28-16 defeat to FEATHERSTONE LIONS.

Nathan Tomlinson, Calum Butler and Liam Wiggins all crossed for the Panthers, whilst Butler also added a couple of goals for a home side that led 12-4 at the break.

However, the Lions eventually clicked into gear and picked up the points thanks to tries from Kieran Redfearn, Sam Candlin, Lewis Young and Danny Glassell (2), with Richard Frankland landing four goals.

DEWSBURY CELTIC and BLACKBROOK couldn’t be separated as they played out a 24-24 draw.

Pat Foulstone landed a late penalty to make sure Celtic got some reward for their efforts, with the full-back capping a great afternoon’s work having earlier claimed a hat-trick and booting three goals.

Mike Foulstone grabbed the other Celtic touchdown, whilst for Blackbrook Dan Fairhurst (3), Scott Davidson and Mark Leonard all crossed to help their side recover from trailing 16-0.

Ste Parkinson crucially added a couple of goals.

STANLEY RANGERS ground out a 16-6 win over ASKAM.

Joel Marsh, Danny Grice and Carl Hughes were the home sides try scorers, with Grice adding a couple of goals for good measure.

The visitors were limited to a Mike Wilson try and Mark Tyson goal in response.

Saturday April 11:

Bradford Dudley Hill 14 v 18 Leigh East
Castleford Panthers 16 v 28 Featherstone Lions
Dewsbury Celtic 24 v 24 Blackbrook
Millom 44 v 0 Underbank Rangers
Stanley Rangers 16 v 6 Askam

DIVISION THREE

STANNINGLEY claimed a fourth straight win thanks to an 18-10 triumph at EASTMOOR DRAGONS.

Joe Ugarte played a starring role with a hat-trick, whilst Michael Holmes also touched down and Callum Smithson added a conversion.

The Dragons – 14-0 behind at half-time – posted tries from Ashley Allman and Michael Jedynak, one of which James Slater improved.

A superb second-half display saw DRIGHLINGTON run out 38-6 winners at CROSFIELDS.

The sides were level 6-6 at the break after the sides traded tries by Hayden James – improved by Jack Reid – and Michael Sanderson.

However, the visitors powered clear in the second forty by adding tries from Kieran Roche (2), Shaun Hammill, Jensen Okhovat, Lee Mulhern and Daniel Sanderson. Michael Sanderson completing his five-goal haul.

HUNSLET CLUB PARKSIDE continued their 100% start to the season with a hard-fought 20-16 win over previously unbeaten THORNHILL TROJANS.

The home side were 16-0 to the good at half-time, but were forced to withstand a Trojans comeback before the points were secured.

Craig Miles, Kieran Murphy, Daniel Harrison and Luke O’Malley crossed for the hosts with Jamie Fields chipping in with a couple of goals.

Thornhill replied with a try and two goals from Joel Gibson and other efforts from Richard Bostock and Danny Ratcliffe.

WIBSEY WARRIORS opened their NCL account with a high-scoring 29-24 win at WATERHEAD.

The Bradford-based side crossed for five tries via James Morton, Craig Barker, Nicolas Walker, Matthew Cumberworth and Nicky Fontaine, with Lewis Barrett crucially adding four goals and a field-goal.

The hosts – 22-0 down at the interval – improved enough in the second period to register tries through Darren Nixon, Luke Defue, Jamie Mayall, Ciaran Dean and Sam Mason, with Mayall also adding a couple of goals.

DEWSBURY MOOR MAROONS moved above WOOLSTON ROVERS in the table with a 30-20 win over the Warrington side.

Anthony Boardman, Bartley O’Brien, Brad Foster, George Croisdale and Lewis Holliday were the Moor scorers, and Foster was on target with five conversions.

The home side were restricted to two Lewis Hoarty goals and tries from Glyn Roberts, Anthony Clayton and Ryan Brown.

Saturday April 11:

Crosfields 6 v 38 Drighlington
Eastmoor Dragons 10 v 18 Stanningley
Hunslet Club Parkside 20 v 16 Thornhill Trojans
Waterhead 24 v 29 Wibsey Warriors
Woolston Rovers 20 v 30 Dewsbury Moor Maroons

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