League 1 round-up: Barrow flying high, Hunslet shock Rochdale & Workington bounce back

Photo courtesy of Barrow Raiders.

With a full round of fixtures taking place in League 1, there was much to play for at both ends of the table. 

League leaders Barrow kicked off the round with a crushing 60-10 victory away at West Wales on Saturday.

Tee Ritson scored a hat-trick and three goals, while Nathan Mossop also crossed twice at Stebonheath Park. In total, the Raiders bagged 11 tries during an impressive display of their promotion credentials.

Below them, second-placed Workington bounced back from last week’s defeat to Doncaster with a gritty 34-20 win at home to Keighley.

Leading 18-16 at half-time, it took a second try from Brad Holroyd five minutes after the break and further scores from Caine Barnes and Matty Henson to put the game beyond doubt for Town.

Doncaster kept pace with their in-form rivals after running in eight tries against London Skolars.

Matty Beharell scored in either half, with Jason Tali, Liam Johnson, Danny Bravo, Ollie Greensmith, Sam Smeaton and Ben Johnston also getting on the scoresheet in a 46-12 victory.

Over at the South Leeds Stadium, Hunslet picked up a precious two points at home to out-of-sorts Rochdale.

Alex Brown (2), Alex Rowe (2), Joe McClean and Tom Ashton all scored as the hosts ran out 36-22 winners to secure just their second win in five matches.

Finally, Rob Massam bagged a treble as North Wales toppled Coventry 36-12 at Stadiwm ZipWorld.

Tyme Dow-Nikau also made it three tries in two matches since returning to the club on loan from Championship side York, scoring once in either half.

League 1 round five results:

West Wales Raiders 10-60 Barrow Raiders

Workington Town 34-20 Keighley Cougars

North Wales Crusaders 36-12 Coventry Bears

Doncaster 46-12 London Skolars

Hunslet 36-22 Rochdale Hornets

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