League 1 recap: Round 9, 2017

Wolfpack defeat spirited Bears

Toronto maintained their 100% record in League 1 after recording a comfortable 54-12 home victory over Coventry Bears.

Liam Kay scored a hat-trick, Andrew Dixon and Fuifui Moimoi both scored twice, whilst Bob Beswick, Ryan Brierley and Craig Hall also crossed for the Wolfpack.

Raiders recover against Hawks

Barrow recovered from 18-12 down at half-time to defeat Hunslet 28-20 – Ryan Fieldhouse (2) Eze Harper and Jamie Dallimore scored the Raiders’ tries.

Whitehaven keep rolling

Whitehaven stay third courtesy of a 48-12 win at Oxford. Scott McAvoy, Chris Taylor, Jordan Burns and Craig Calvert all crossed twice for the Cumbrians, with Carl Forster and Paul Crook also scoring.

Spiers late show seals Donny win

A dramatic late winner from Russ Spiers saw fifth-placed Doncaster secure a 30-26 success at Workington Town.

Jack Miller (2), Jordan Howden and Kyle Kesik weighed in with Donny’s other tries.

Darville the star for Cougars

Liam Darville crossed for four tries as Keighley romped to a 74-6 win over South Wales Ironmen.

Andy Gabriel (2), Davey Dixon (2), Josh Tonks (2), Adam Ryder, Brad Nicholson and Scott Law were also on the scoresheet for the Cougars.

Knights rally to see off Skolars

York City Knights came from 18-6 down to beat London Skolars 36-18.

Liam Harris (2), Joe Batchelor, Adam Robinson, Jonny Presley, David Foggin-Johnston bagged tries for the improving North Yorkshire side.

Olpherts treble tops Thunder success

Derrell Olpherts grabbed a hat-trick and Ali Blair scored twice as Newcastle eased to a 56-10 win over Gloucestershire All Golds.

Joe Brown, Lewis Young, Danny Nickals, Rhys Clarke and Sam Luckley were also on the scoresheet for Thunder.

Crusaders stumble over the line

Tommy Johnson (2), Simon Atherton, Luke Warburton and Aaron Moore scored for North Wales Crusaders in their narrow 26-20 victory over Hemel Stags.

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