League 1: Cornwall RLFC record historic first win & Keighley continue unbeaten run

Josh McAllister
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Here’s a round-up from the weekend’s League 1 results, including a historic win for Cornwall RLFC.

The League 1 newcomers etched their name into the history books by getting their first-ever win as a rugby league club.

Neil Kelly’s side won 22-4 against fellow expansion club West Wales Raiders at Stebonheath Park on Saturday afternoon. It’s their first win in their 11th game as a club. The result lifts them off the bottom of the League 1 table. The Raiders now sit at the bottom, with a points difference of -488.

Meanwhile, Keighley continued their unbeaten campaign in the 2022 League 1 season, this time through a dominant 62-0 victory at home to Oldham.

Rhys Lovegrove’s side are now 11 from 11 so far this season.

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Elsewhere in League 1

Rochdale claimed their eighth win of the season with a 32-24 victory away to Hunslet. Gregg McNally, Aiden Roden, Rob Worrincy, Zac Baker, Paul Brearley and Cobi Green all scoring.

Swinton continue their impressive season and scored 48 points in the capital against London Broncos for a 48-22 score. Mike Butt, Mitch Cox, Jayden Hatton, Max Roberts, Dan Abram and Richard Lepori all scoring, while forward Paddy Jones crossed for a brace.

Allan Coleman’s side sit second in the league table, four points behind the leaders.

Finally, North Wales Crusaders fell to their third defeat of the season. Visiting Doncaster claimed a 26-18 victory at Colwyn Bay. The Welsh outfit threatened a potential comeback in the second half, but Richard Horne’s side held on.

Doncaster scoring through Ben Johnston, Dave Peterson, Robbie Storey and Tom Halliday.

Despite the defeat, Anthony Murray’s Crusaders remain third in the League 1 table. Matt Calland’s Rochdale sit just behind them on points difference.

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