WIGAN ST PATRICKS moved to the top of the table following a 28-20 success at HUNSLET WARRIORS.
The visitors were indebted to Liam Gannon and Ryan Smith – who both crossed twice – whilst full-back Jayden Sandford also touched down and scrum-half Bradley Smith landed four goals.
The Warriors – who trailed 10-6 at the break – had Gary McClleland on target with two goals whilst the full-back also crossed for one of his side’s four tries.
Jake Corney (2) and Nathan Kitson were the other try scorers.
EAST LEEDS slipped to a heavy 48-22 defeat at home to West Yorkshire rivals SIDDAL.
The visitors cruised into a commanding 28-12 half-time lead and added a further 20 points in the second period to make sure of the two points.
Full-back Gareth Blackburn helped himself to a 20-point haul – a try and eight goals – and stand-off claimed a hat-trick.
Hamish Barnes, Emmerson Newburn, Craig Sanderson and Daniel Keane touchdowns completed their scoring.
SKIRLAUGH picked up their first win of the season with a 34-12 win over city rivals HULL DOCKERS.
Ross Kemp kicked the first two of his five-goal haul in the first half as he improved tries from Tom Saltmer and Lee Nobbs as Skirlaugh took a 12-0 lead into the interval.
Michael Johnson, Jonathan Young, Kemp and Nobbs all crossed in the second half to make the game safe.
Dockers – who remain pointless at the bottom of the table – did manage tries to Jonathan Long and David Palmer, both of which were improved by Chris Stephenson.
WATH BROW HORNETS were knocked off top spot following their 18-16 home defeat to THATTO HEATH CRUSADERS
Karl Dixon and Fran King both grabbed a brace of tries but crucially Scott Pink was unable to add a single conversion in the muddy conditions.
Thatto – who only managed three tries in response – were grateful to the goal-kicking of full-back Shaun Quinn who improved tries from Jamie Tracey, Corey Lee and David Sutton as they picked up their fourth win from five games.
WEST HULL cruised to a comfortable 42-10 victory over EGREMONT RANGERS.
Scrum-half Ian Kerman booted seven goals and winger Josh Hart went over twice as the home side dominated from start to finish.
Luke Foster, Tom Radley, Scott Howlett, Matthew Plummer and Ryan Langton touchdowns completed a good afternnoon’s work for the home side who now sit third in the table.
Egremont were limited to a try in each half from Paul Corkhill and Ben Walker, with Mathew Bewsher improving the first effort.
MILFORD MARLINS picked up a 30-6 win over YORK ACORN to leapfrog the North Yorkshire side and hit the front in Division One.
The visitors were limited to a Reece Rushworth try and Antony Chilton conversion, whilst the hosts crossed five times with Martin Loveridge improving each one.
NORMANTON KNIGHTS hit the half-century mark with a big 50-6 win over INCE ROSE BRIDGE.
Adie Mulcahy’s 18-point haul – two tries and five goals – played a huge part in the success whilst Jonathan Hodgson (2) and Lee Maskill (2) both enjoyed a productive afternoon.
Steven Lewis, Tom Alexander, Ryan Kelsey and James Smith tries sealed the win.
Ince – who were 20-6 behind at half-time – could only muster a 23rd Adam Dwyer try which was converted by Daniel Cassidy.
LEIGH EAST came from behind to draw with KELLS 18-18.
Adam Holland improved efforts from Chris Penn, Gavin Hunter and Anthony Hunter as they opened their account for the season with a great display against the league leaders.
The Cumbrian’s points came via Daniel Joyce, Tyrone Dalton and Ryan Watson, with the extras coming from Ross Gainford (2) and Dominic Wear.
PILKINGTON RECS recorded a comprehensive 34-0 win over OLDHAM ST ANNES.
Daniel Halsall claimed a try in each half and scrum-half Daniel Lynch crossed for a try and landed five goals.
Andrew Knapper, Daniel Filson and Ian Stanley efforts completed the job.
ELLAND returned from STANLEY RANGERS with the points following a 33-10 triumph.
The win – their second of the campaign – moved the Halifax side into mid-table, just a place behind Stanley.
Ben Hinsley and Oliver Fairbank crossed in the first half, and they were joined on the score sheet in the second by Thomas Harnett, Dean Avis, Joseph Fradgley and Steven Brocklehurst.
Scrum-half Phil Taylor landed three conversions and a field-goal, whilst Cayci Pearson was also on target with a goal.
Stanley were limited to a second half try and goal from Daniel Grice and a first half effort from Daniel Sampson.
HINDLEY were too good for town rivals WIGAN ST CUTHBERTS as they ran out 30-6 winners.
Jack Fishwick improved an Earl Hurst effort for St Cuthberts only points, but it was never going to be enough to halt a Hindley side which finished with five tries via Chris Scarborough – who also landed five goals – Joshua Donoghue (2), Paul Hersnip and Robert Bailey.
Wigan St Cuthberts 6 v 30 Hindley
Pictured: Action from Normanton Knights v Ince Rose Bridge