National Conference League round-up…
Division Three Round Up:
STANNINGLEY cruised to a 70-0 win over WATERHEAD WARRIORS. Josh Roberts scored seven tries as he helped his Stanningley side beat Waterhead. Callum Smithson also made a big impact as he scored 9 goals and bagged himself a try. Tries also went to Scott Pascall, Tom Kent, Mark Wall, Jack Brown and Brad Cox.
New boys THORNHILL TROJANS made it two from two as they defeated EASTMOOR DRAGONS 44-6. Daniel Johnson got the only try for Eastmoor, James Slater converted it. Adam Bird, Scott Green and Richard Bostock all scored two each, while Sam Ratcliffe and Jake Hickinling also scored and Joel Gibson kicked six conversions.
HUNSLET CLUB PARKSIDE continue to make their big entrance to the NCL as they beat DEWSBURY MOOR MAROONS 50-10. Andy Hullock bagged himself four tries for Parkside while Danny Harrison, Dale Harris, Luke O’Mally, Omar Alrawi and Ricky Hazelwood all crossed the line. Jamie Fields converted four tries and Rocky Price converted three.
GATESHEAD STORM were 12-6 up after 11 minutes when they took on CROSFIELDS. However the score ended 72-18 to Crosfields. Their tries came from Hayden James who bagged five, Jack Reid and Christopher Burgess both scored twice and Declan Clarke, Ian Boden, Luke Jones and David Rolt all scored once. With Jack Reid kicking 10 conversions. Jonathan Mason scored twice for the Storm Luke Banham also scored with Adam Houston kicking three conversions.
DRIGHLINGTON played host to WIBSEY WARRIORS this weekend with Drig taking the two points. Five first half tries coming from Kevin Doyle, Steven McIntyre, Lee Mulhern and two from Nathan Larvin helped Drig beat Wibsey with Michael Sanderson kicking 5 conversions. Oddly there were no tries in the second half from the home team. Mark Kendall and Luke Helliwell both crossed for Wibsey with Helliwell adding extras both times.
Unfortunately HEWORTH were unable to raise a team to play WOOLSTON ROVERS.
Division Two Round Up:
ASKAM travelled over to the home of CASTLEFORD PANTHERS this weekend which saw a low scoring game that finished 14-6 to the traveling side. The score was 14-0 at half time through tries by Joe Bell and Jonathan Walsh, with three Adam Jackson goals. Castleford did get on the scoreboard when Oliver Bloomer scored on the 45th minute with Calum butler converting.
MILLOM, who are now sat at the top of the table prevailed 30-16 at DEWSBURY CELTIC, who were unable to build on a first minute Sam Tatt try. The Wollybacks took the points through a brace apiece for Ethan Kelly and Jonathan Hodgson, with Warwick Carter also crossing and Adam Kelly landing five goals. Matt Sheridan and Josh Knowles replied for Celtic, Pat Foulstone added his second conversion.
Meanwhile OLDHAM ST ANNES dragged their way back from being 12-0 when they faced STANLEY RANGERS, to then make it 22-22 on the 65th minute. Rangers managed to snatch a win when Danny Grice kicked a penalty with 10 minutes to go. Grice also bagged a try and kicked four goals in total. Jonathan Dickinson, Joel Marsh and James Bell all scored for Rangers. Chris Carter, Lawrence Girvan, Carl Fields and Dominic Igoe scored for Oldham with Kiel Lancashire kicked three conversions.
UNDERBANK RANGERS were never behind when they travelled to BLACKBROOK, but they were left hanging on for the final whistle when the St Helens outfit, 16 points behind with 14 minutes left, posted late tries by Stephen marsh and Danny Fairbank, both of which Ste Parkinson converted for a 24-20 score.
Division One Round Up:
INCE ROSE BRIDGE held off a late rally to beat PILKINGTONS RECS 24-20 and bag pole position in the table. The Wigan outfit went into the last 15 minutes 24-4 ahead, courtesy of tries by James Malone, Ryan Eccleston, Jimmy Highton and Conner Matthews with Kenny Baker landing all four goals. Pilks, previously limited to an Andrew Nisbet effort, hit back with a Daniel Halsal brace, a Liam Bostock touchdown on 78 minutes and two Danny Lynch conversions, however time ran out for the visitors.
Skirlaugh and York Acorn meanwhile drew in an incredible 42-42 game. Skirlaugh who were rampant in the early exchanges led 34-6 close to half time, only for Acorn to bounce back and take the lead 36-34 with 10 minutes left. The home side retrieved the lead through centre Matty Bower, only for York to edge ahead with second row Tom Hills second touchdown and standoff Ant Chiltons seventh Goal. A last gasp try by substitute Scott Mountain snatch a point.
KELLS hit back from being 12-0 down to win 30-16 at Milford, thanks to Dominic Wear brace and further tries for Ryan Watson, Craig Benson and Reece O’Neil and five goals by Ross Gainford who had 100 percent record with the boot. Milford who led through a Ryan Oxtiby conversions if Josh Nathanil brace had to settle for a consolation try by Eddie Wilson in the closing stages.
MYTON WARRIORS meanwhile successfully held out against a late ELLAND comeback to win 18-16 in Halifax. The warriors went into the last 15 minutes 18-6 up having registered two Nathan Slater tries and a Liam Barnett touch down, each of which Ash James improved. Elland who had kept in touch with a Jack Fairbank score posted a Bradley Radcliffe try and four minutes from time a Joseph Nicholson touchdown, with a Cayci Pearson landing his second goal. Myton, though kept their hosts at bay in a tense finish.
Elsewhere SHAW CROSS beat WIGAN ST JUDES 34-0 closing with a Jordan Anderson brace, a try and five goals for Danny Flowers, and touchdowns for Curtis Sidebottom, Jack Gledhill and Robbie Byatt. The Sharks John Rouke was sin binned for alleged punching Wigan’s Ryan Ainscough and Olly Oldale meanwhile copped yellow cards for a shoulder charge and team offences respectively.
SALFORD CITY ROOSTERS opened against HUNSLET WARRIORS with a Will Rigby try, but the visitors were never behind again once Lee West, Liam Gale and Chris Hartley crossed before the break. Caldon Bravo, Gary MCClelland and Richard Wheelhouse added second half tries, McClelland totalling five goals for a 34-28 win. Bradley White and Lee Sailsbury responded for Salford, with Rigby and Andrew Muscat nipping over in the last few minutes and Jordan Parker closing with four goals. Hunslet however had a late and controversial escape when Sailsbury have a try vetoed with the ref already blowing for a Warriors Knock on.
Premier Division Round Up:
EAST LEEDS share top spot in the early season standings, courtesy of an impressive 26-6 victory at SIDDAL. The Home side, who have lost both their opening matches, enjoyed a bright start with a first minute try by standoff Shaun Garrod which Gareth Blackburn added the extras. Easts tries came from Jordan Normington, Nathan West, Luke Pettman, John Carter and Lee Priestley with Nathan Conroy converting three tries.
ROCHDALE MAYFIELD beat THATTO HEATH CRUSADERS 44-24 in an incredible contest determined by the imposition of red and yellow cards by referee Michael Mannifield. Mayfield who had scrum half Sam Butterfield sin binned for striking, found themselves 24-0 adrift as half time beckoned and seemingly on the end of a real hiding. Mayfield’s tries came from Robert Kershaw and Aidan Gleeson who both got two. Matthew Calland, Sam Butterworth, Liam Whalley and Joe Qauninci all got one, while Lewis Sheridan kicked four conversions and Butterworth converted two.
OULTON RAIDERS faced last year’s premier division runners up WATH BROW HORNETS in a game of two half’s. Despite the Hornets being 20-14 up at half time, Oulton came back and won 32-28. Dominic Flanagan was the deserved MOTM scoring two tries and kicking three conversions, Matthew Bullough, Craig Savage, Gregory Colbridge and Scott MacDonald all got one a piece with Andrew Williamson also kicking a goal. Hornet’s points came from Greg Dawson who got a hat trick. Peter Caddy and Gregory Howland both got one each and Karl Dixon also kicked four conversions.
HULL DOCKERS travelled to WIGAN ST PATRICKS which saw a 26-18 thriller. Wigan’s hooker Marlon Alker got Pats in front on five minutes with loose forward Brad Smith kicking the goal. The Dockers were ahead midway through the first half thanks to a try and two goals by standoff Chris Stephenson and a try for loose forward Nick Powley. Winger Dan Birkett turned the contest back the way of the saints, crossing twice before the break, and Wigan were 26-12 up by the hour, thanks to a touch down by winger Tyler Spence and two conversions and two penalty’s by Smith. It stayed like that until seven minutes from time when Jon Eccles crashed in for the Dockers and Stephenson kicked his third goal.
EGREMONT RANGERS conceded nearly a 100 points away at Lock Lane. With the score being 48-4 at half time it went from bad to worse Cameron Moore scored the only try for Egremont when he crossed on the 34th minute. Lock Lanes 19 tries came from Lewis Price and Adam Garlick who both got four each. James Cryer bagged himself a brace and Michael Hayward, Nicholas Saxton, Daniel Rowse, Bart Hold, Richard Humphries, Luke Tagg, Jack Beddis, Jordan Siddons and Ben Mawson. With Daniel Rowse kicking six goals James Cryer kicking three and Bart Hold and Christopher Siddons got one each with the game finishing 98-4.