Lock Lane go top – NCL Round-up


LOCK LANE went top of the table following a thrilling 34-30 win over SIDDAL.

The Castleford-based side were 30-16 down with only 15 minutes left but tries from Danny Rowse, James Cryer and Adam Garlick helped turn the game around.

Garlick had earlier opened the scoring with a second minute effort as Bart Hold and Danny Holmes claimed the other Lane touchdowns.

Three goals from scrum-half Rowse and two from Nathan Fozzard also proved crucial.

Siddal remain second – a point behind – and had a hat-trick performance in second-rower Daniel Williams. Ross White, Richard Lopag and Billy Hammond also crossed the whitewash with stand-off Chris Brooke landing three conversions.

John Paul Brocklebank led EGREMONT RANGERS to a surprise 31-16 derby win over WATH BROW HORNETS.

The stand-off helped himself to a 15-point haul – a try, five goals and a field-goal – as his side powered clear in the second half after being level 10-10 at the break.

Paul Corkhill, Matthew Henson (2) and Kevin Brown added the other Egremont four-pointers as they picked up win number eight of the campaign.

Adam Ramsden and Scott Pink tries had kept the Hornets in the game up to half-time, but their sole second half effort came via Karl Dixon in the 75th minute. Fran King added a couple of conversions.

HUNSLET WARRIORS survival hopes were boosted with a 24-16 triumph over neighbours EAST LEEDS.

Luke Day, David Norton, Caldon Bravo and Gary McClleland all crossed for the Warriors with full-back McClleland also tagging on four goals.

Easts – who led 16-10 at the break – had try scorers in the form of Declan Tomlinson, David Nurse and Joey Walkin, with two Nathan Conroy goals completing all their scoring inside the first period.

Two-try Daryl Kay produced a man-of-the-match performance to help LEIGH MINERS RANGERS to a narrow 28-26 success over THATTO HEATH CRUSADERS.

Full-back Jonathan Youds – a try and four goals – was also in the points, with Matthew Meaden and Thomas Farrimond adding the other touchdowns.

Thatto did lead a couple of times in the see-saw encounter but ultimately came up short despite three goals and a try from Shaun Quinn and other efforts from David Sutton, David Hull (2) and Mark Beech.

Winger Alex Foster crossed for a hat-trick as relegation-threatened SKIRLAUGH stunned WEST HULL 24-18.

Ross Kemp was on target with four goals and Simon Kilby crossed in the second half as the hosts recovered from trailing 12-6 at the interval to pick up just their fourth win of the season.

Wests fourth defeat of the campaign means they slip to third-place, but they looked well-placed when Callum Windley and Ryan Steen crossed in the first-half and Ian Kerman landed the first two of his three-goal haul.

However, in the second period they only had a 76th minute Lee Cator effort to show for their efforts.

WIGAN ST JUDES remain bottom after a 23-10 loss to town rivals WIGAN ST PATRICKS.

Conal Bevan crossed twice and Barry Rothwell added a conversion as St Judes went in level 10-10 at half-time, however that was as good as it got.

Jamie Winstanley and Liam Gannon both went over in the final 10 minutes to give St Pats the points, whilst Earl Hurst and Brad Hargreaves touched down in the opening period.

Stand-off Andrew Cunningham was on target with three goals and hooker Dean Hatton added a field-goal in the final minute.

Premier Division

Egremont Rangers 31 v 16 Wath Brow Hornets
Hunslet Warriors 24 v 16 East Leeds
Leigh Miners Rangers 28 v 26 Thatto Heath Crusaders
Lock Lane 34 v 30 Siddal
Skirlaugh 24 v 18 West Hull
Wigan St Patricks 23 v 10 Wigan St Judes



Paul Carter and Tom Sibley both scored twice as bottom side MILLOM beat INCE ROSE BRIDGE 28-20.

Prop Ethan Kelly also touched down and Lee Postlethwaite landed four goals as the Cumbrian’s picked up just their third win of the season.

Ince replied with four Connor Matthews goals and tries from Tony Baker, Gareth Jones and Nathan Docherty.

DEWSBURY CELTIC increased their chances of avoiding the drop with a 23-16 win over ECCLES.

Full-back Pat Foulstone crossed in each half whilst Celtic’s other tries came from Joshua Knowles, Thomas Norris and Danny Crabtree.

Two-try Christian Higgins led the Eccles response but they could only add a Tom Pratt effort and two goals from Jordan Parker after that.

Adie Mulcahy steered NORMANTON KNIGHTS to a 30-20 victory at MILFORD MARLINS.

The stand-off crossed for a last minute try and was on target with five conversions to help his side to win number nine of the season.

Michael Butterfield, Aaron Butterfield and Joseph Burns (2) added the other Knights tries.

Milford were 18-6 down at half-time and finished with touchdowns from David Warren (2), Ryan Oxtoby and Nathan Hargreaves. Martin Loveridge added a couple of goals.

SHAW CROSS SHARKS returned from Hull with the points after a high-scoring 38-35 win over MYTON WARRIORS.

Declan Naughton and Derrell Olpherts both crossed in the final 10 minutes to seal a win which they looked well on course to accomplish after leading 22-6 at the break.

Jack Gledhill (2), Brandon French, Ross Roebuck and Jordan Ward were the other Sharks to cross the line as stand-off Daniel Flower chipped in with five goals.

Myton remain in third-place despite the defeat and finished with five goals and a field-goal from Kris Walker, plus tries from Ben Thorpe, Ryan Walker, Lee James, Nathan Slater and Alan Dunham.

ROCHDALE MAYFIELD remain on course for promotion after a hard-fought 22-9 win at SADDLEWORTH RANGERS.

Aidan Gleeson (2), Setgreki Tala and Sam Butterworth were the Mayfield try scorers with Butterfield also adding three conversions.

The home side’s points came from half-backs Josh Bradbury – a try and two goals – and Ben Whitehead – a field-goal.

OULTON RAIDERS continue to lead the way following a 30-22 win at YORK ACORN.

Scott MacDonald, Dom Flanagan (2), Adrian Holdsworth, Robert Stanley and Joshua Murray posted the Raiders touchdowns with Murray completing a good afternoon’s work with three goals.

However, the league leaders didn’t have it all their own way as a spirited Acorn led 22-14 just after the hour-mark.

The home side built up their lead thanks to tries from Tim Elliot, Joe Porter, Antony Chilton and Jordan Myers, with Chilton also kicking three goals.

Division One

Dewsbury Celtic 22 v 16 Eccles
Milford Marlins 20 v 30 Normanton Knights
Millom 28 v 20 Ince Rose Bridge
Myton Warriors 35 v 38 Shaw Cross Sharks
Saddleworth Rangers 9 v 22 Rochdale Mayfield
York Acorn 22 v 30 Oulton Raiders



KELLS promotion charge continued with a comfortable 38-12 win at ASKAM.

The home side were limited to tries from Ben Lewney and Rob Cockayne – both goaled by Kristian Tyson – but it was never going to be enough to halt the free-scoring league leaders.

Reece O’Neil and Carl Sice both scored twice as five Ross Gainford goals sealed the easy win.

Lewis Smith, Daniel Joyce and Dominic Wear also added their names to the score sheet as Kells picked up win number 15 of the season.

Hooker Jordan Holder crossed for a hat-trick as CASTLEFORD PANTHERS cruised to a 40-4 win over STANNINGLEY.

Oliver Bloomer, Tom Strong (2), Craig Savage and Lewis Astbury also touched down whilst four Bloomer goals completed the job.

A 49th minute effort from winger Jack Brown was all Stanningley had to show for their efforts.

LEIGH EAST moved to within a point of STANLEY RANGERS after beating the Wakefield side 42-8.

Jake Beaumont, Chris Penn and Mark Cahill all helped themselves to a brace as Adam Holland was on target with six goals.

Prop Dean Balmer crashed over to complete the Leigh points tally, whilst Rangers replied through James Bell and Daniel Asquith.

ELLAND shut out Halifax rivals OVENDEN as them completed a 20-0 derby win.

Jack Fairbank, Phil Taylor, James Marshall and Oliver Fairbank supplied the visitor’s tries with Taylor and J Fairbank each adding a goal.

BRADFORD DUDLEY HILL staged a remarkable comeback to beat PILKINGTON RECS 24-22.

The visitors were 20-6 adrift at half-time but roared back to pick up the two points which sent them into third and above their defeated opponents.

Nathan Kitson improved tries from Elliott Cousins, Simon Sewell, Michael Kite and Anthony Huby as Hill won their twelfth game of the season, meaning five goals from Daniel Lynch, plus tries from Richard Rafferty, Mark Briody and Kyran Knapper were in vain for Pilks.

OLDHAM ST ANNES added to the relegation fears of WATERHEAD with a 30-12 victory.

Jamie Mayall improved efforts from Peter Davies and Chris Hough but they were never in front against their cross-town rivals.

Centre Carl Sneyd was on target with three goals for the Saints and their tries arrived via Chris Bell (2), Chris Carter, Sean Thomas, Joshua Denbigh and Niall Collins.

Division Two

Askam 12 v 38 Kells
Castleford Panthers 40 v 4 Stanningley
Leigh East 42 v 8 Stanley Rangers
Ovenden 0 v 20 Elland
Pilkington Recs 22 v 24 Bradford Dudley Hill
Waterhead 12 v 30 Oldham St Annes



Unbeaten leaders FEATHERSTONE LIONS collected their fifteenth consecutive win with a 44-16 outcome at WOOLSTON ROVERS.

Back-rower Daniel Glassell helped himself to a hat-trick for a Lions side which led 26-0 at half-time.

Reece Dyas (2), Anthony Yates, Matthew Johnson and George Nuttall all added their names to the try scorers list as Richard Frank completed a five-goal haul.

The home side replied in the second half with touchdowns from Richard Bolton, Chris Mellor and Sean Conway, two of which Craig Harris improved.

BLACKBROOK slipped to a surprise 26-24 defeat at CROSFIELDS.

Declan Clarke and Matt Mahoney both scored twice for the hosts, with Hayden James also crossing and Jack Reid improving three of the efforts.

Craig Lyon, Jordan Welsby, Aaron Hewitt and Stephen Parkinson replied for second-placed Blackbrook, with the goals coming from Parkinson (3) and Welsby.

COVENTRY BEARS ground out a 32-8 home success over EASTMOOR DRAGONS.

Winger Liam Scott crossed twice and Ste Coleman booted four goals in a contest the Bears led 18-4 at the mid-way point.

Chris Dixon, Duncan Barrett, Ryan Jenkins and David O’Connor added to the hosts try tally, whilst the Knights gained some consolation with tries from Ryan Bowie and Liam Green.

HEWORTH hit the half-century mark to run out 50-6 winners over PETERLEE PUMAS.

Leigh Wheatley converted a 12th minute Junior Sullivan effort for the Pumas but that proved to be the end of their points scoring for the afternoon.

The home side ran in 10-tries to pull off the win with Adam Withington (2), Chris Varley, Lewis Hartley, Danny Allan (2), Joshua Poulter, Steven Scott (2) and Jack Smith the men to go over.

Allan (4) and Hartley added the extras. 

Division Three

Coventry Bears 32 v 8 Eastmoor Dragons
Crosfields 26 v 24 Blackbrook
Heworth 50 v 6 Peterlee Pumas
Woolston Rovers 16 v 44 Featherstone Lions

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