Kingstone Press Cider National Conference League Round-up

PREMIER DIVISION

SIDDAL held off a determined EAST LEEDS as they won 20-18.

The win keeps the Halifax-based side at the top of the table but they were made to work hard in the second half after leading the contest 14-0 at half-time.

Tries to Steven Hope and Scott Caley – plus three goals from Gareth Blackburn – put the home side in control, but after the break they could only add a Tom Garratt touchdown and Chris Brooke conversion.

The visitors were much improved after the break and hit back with Nathan Conroy, Ryan Gaunt and Jack Ely all crossing the whitewash, all of which Conroy improved.

HUNSLET WARRIORS slipped to a narrow 24-20 home defeat to HULL DOCKERS.

Luke Pennington, Lee West (2) and Daniel Cahill were the Warriors try scorers with Nathan Kitson landing a couple of goals.

The Dockers – who trailed 6-4 at half-time – had a try-showing from Jon Eccles, plus other efforts from David Palmer, Andrew Kay and Steven Milne. Chris Stephenson added two conversions.

LEIGH MINERS RANGERS produced an accomplished display to see off LOCK LANE 23-6.

The visitors slip to third-place after only registering a late Chris Tudor try which was converted by Daniel Rowse.

Full-back Johnny Youds stared for the hosts with a try and three goals, and he was joined on the score sheet by Sean McDonald, James Muir and Scott O’Brien.

WIGAN ST PATRICKS returned from SKIRLAUGH with the points following a 26-14 success.

Ryan Smith produced an outstanding display as he crossed for a hat-trick and kicked three goals, whilst Jonathan Brown and Liam Gannon also grabbed four-pointers.

The home side were limited to a try and three goals from Ross Kemp and a 16th minute effort from Jonathan Young.

WEST HULL battled their way past WATH BROW HORNETS 6-4.

There was no score until the 44th minute when Hornets centre Peter Caddy went over, however, the champions didn’t panic and Sam Cator replied just four minutes later.

Ian Kerman added the extras as the home side hit the front and with defences on top that proved to be the end of the scoring.

Premier Division

Hunslet Warriors 20 v 24 Hull Dockers

Leigh Miners Rangers 23 v 6 Lock Lane

Siddal 20 v 18 East Leeds

Skirlaugh 14 v 26 Wigan St Patricks

West Hull 6 v 4 Wath Brow Hornets

DIVISION ONE

OULTON RAIDERS kept up their winning start to the season with a 20-10 victory over NORMANTON KNIGHTS.

The Raiders managed two tries in each half with Nathan Batty and Daniel Stanley crossing in the first half and Matthew Bullough and Lee Gomersall in the second.

Daniel Mackintosh improved the second half efforts, but his side were made to work hard by a Knights outfit who posted a try in each half.

Lee Lingard went over in the 16th minute and Adie Mulcahy improved his own 54th minute effort.

A six-try display from ECCLES was enough to see off DEWSBURY CELTIC 26-18.

Jayden Lund set the ball rolling with a try in the seventh minute and he was followed over Mark Thomas, Ben Robinson, Martin Judge, Jordan Parker – who also kicked a goal – and Michael O’Boyle.

Celtic – who were 16-0 behind at the break – responded with two tries and three goals from full-back Pat Foulstone and a Joshua Sykes touchdown.

MILFORD MARLINS slipped to a 30-18 home defeat to ROCHDALE MAYFIELD.

A try and three goals from Martin Loveridge, plus other efforts from Ryan Oxtoby and John Plunkett, meant the hosts led 18-10 at half-time, but they just couldn’t hold on.

Aidan Gleeson and Matt Calland went over in the first half to keep them in touch, before Sam Butterworth, Jack Sampson, Setgreki Tala and Robert Kershaw crossed in the second.

Three Butterworth conversions completed the job.

MYTON WARRIORS edged an entertaining encounter with SHAW CROSS SHARKS 22-20.

Ross Roebuck grabbed a try in each half for the Sharks, whilst Thomas Rogers and Ben Spaven also went over as Daniel Flowers added a couple of conversions.

However, the visitors weren’t to be denied and claimed the spoils thanks to touchdowns from Kris Walker (2), Lee James and Nathan Slater. Walker (2) and Ash James crucially added the extras.

A hat-trick from winger Matthew Woods helped YORK ACORN to a 30-14 win over MILLOM.

Ryan Gallagher (2) and Nicholas Speck also crossed for the hosts as three Antony Chilton goals completed the job.

In response the Cumbrians were limited to a Paul Evans goal and last quarter tries to Chris Warren, Lee Edmondson and Ian Armstrong.

Division One

Eccles 26 v 18 Dewsbury Celtic

Milford Marlins 18 v 30 Rochdale Mayfield

Normanton Knights 10 v 20 Oulton Raiders

Shaw Cross Sharks 20 v 22 Myton Warriors

York Acorn 30 v 14 Millom

DIVISION TWO

KELLS promotion push continued with a 37-18 win at OLDHAM ST ANNES.

A 17-point haul from Ross Gainford – a try, six goals and a field-goal – proved crucial as did tries from Reece O’Neil (2), Dominic Wear (2) and Scott Lofthouse.

The Saints replied with touchdowns from David Harris, Craig Highton and Dane English, all of which were converted by Kiel Lancashire.

A last minute field-goal from Neil Wall clinched a 25-24 win for BRADFORD DUDLEY HILL at PILKINGTON RECS.

Harry Hall (2), Dave Halley, Aiden Batey and Alex Dickinson were the home sides try scorers as Wall also landed a couple of conversions.

Pilks replied with four goals from Daniel Lynch which added to tries from Daniel Filson, Ian Stanley, Greg Smith and Mark Ashton.

ELLAND moved into second-place following a convincing 40-6 win over CASTLEFORD PANTHERS.

The Panthers only highlight was a late Matthew Bacon try that was converted by James Clarkson, but by that point they trailed 40-0.

Prop Cayci Pearson spearheaded the hosts push with two tries and four goals, whilst Phil Taylor chipped in with another two conversions.

Joe Worthington, Chris Dyson, James Marshall, Jack Fairbank and Oliver Fairbank were the other try scorers.

Adam Holland helped himself to a 19-point haul as LEIGH EAST beat ASKAM 35-22.

The stand-off crossed for two tries, landed five goals and slotted over a field-goal as his side picked up just their second win of the season.

Ben Horan, Gavin Hunter, Lee Rowley and Mark Cahill posted the other Leigh touchdowns.

The visitors were 26-0 down at half-time but improved in the second half to register tries to Thomas Hopkins, Michael Wilson, Garry Bolton and Lee Norman. Full-back Kristian Tyson added three conversions.

OVENDEN ran in nine tries as the powered to a 50-0 victory over WATERHEAD.

Niall Brady, Shaun Smith and Jason Dodd all scored twice for the home side which also had try scorers in the shape of Martin Mullen, Matthew Turner and Arran Varley.

Brady added seven goals to complete a 22-point haul.

STANNINGLEY picked up just their second win of the campaign following a 20-14 win at STANLEY RANGERS.

The visitors led 20-0 after a hat-trick from Mark Calderwood, an effort from Chris Burke and two Ashley Kearsley goals, but were forced to hold off a determined Rangers fight back.

Jack Shepherd, Shaun Abson and Daniel Grice were the men to touchdown with Grice also adding a conversion.

 

Division Two

Bradford Dudley Hill 25 v 24 Pilkington Recs

Castleford Panthers 6 v 40 Elland

Leigh East 35 v 22 Askam

Oldham St Annes 18 v 37 Kells

Ovenden 50 v 0 Waterhead

Stanley Rangers 14 v 20 Stanningley

DIVISION THREE

FEATHERSTONE LIONS made it nine wins from as many games with a 30-22 victory at UNDERBANK RANGERS.

The league leaders were 10-6 behind at the break but roared back to take the points.

Stand-off Richard Frankland led the way with a try and five goals, whilst centre Richard Williams touched down twice.

Craig Barker and Daniel Dixon claimed the other Lions four-pointers, meaning Underbank efforts from Andrew Boothroyd (2), Adam Ryder and David Pawson were in vain. Richard Pogson landed three goals.

HEWORTH had no answer to the pace and power of BLACKBROOK as the slipped to a 54-0 defeat.

Stephen Parkinson claimed a try and seven goals for an 18-point haul whilst there was a brace each for Mark Webster and Joseph Bate.

The home side were in total control through and added other efforts from Thomas Cunningham, Jack Parker, Jordan Welsby, David Scott and Callum Welsby.

COVENTRY BEARS edged a thrilling contest with CROSFIELDS 32-28.

There was little to choose between the two sides throughout a contest which yielded 11 tries, although the Bears scoring burst of three tries in the final 11 minutes proved crucial.

Duncan Barrett, Alex Beddows, Gavin Grant, Tawanda Chipadza, Joshua Bell and Liam Scott claimed the Bears tries, with Stephen Coleman’s four goals concluding their scoring.

Jack Reid landed four goals for the home side, whilst the tries came via Troy Brophy (2), Luke Jones, Jonathan Rigby and Nathan Hamilton.

EASTMOOR DRAGONS picked up their third win of the season thanks to a 22-18 home win over HINDLEY.

Full-back Jamie Creed led the way with a try and three goals, whilst centres Mark Matthews and Andrew Smith (2) added the other touchdowns.

Hindley replied with a brace from Luke Belshaw and one from Paul Hersnip. Chris Scarborough booted three goals.

WOOLSTON ROVERS were made to work hard for their 32-16 victory over PETERLEE PUMAS.

The Pumas best display of the season included tries to Jack Adamson (2) and David Heckles, with Dean Townend adding a couple of conversions.

However it was not enough as the hosts responded with efforts from Chris Mellor (2), Sean Conway, John Welch, Christian Taylor and Tom Keevil. Mellor (3) and Gavin Bishop added the extras.

 

Division Three

Underbank Rangers 22 v 30 Featherstone Lions

Blackbrook 54 v 0 Heworth

Crosfields 28 v 32 Coventry Bears

Eastmoor Dragons 22 v 18 Hindley

Woolston Rovers 32 v 16 Peterlee Pumas

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