National Conference League Round-up – 14/04/14

PREMIER DIVISION

HULL DOCKERS remain rooted to the foot of the table following a 28-12 defeat at LOCK LANE.

Chris Stephenson converted first half efforts from Robbie Smith and Kallum Birch as the visitors went in level 12-12 at the break, however, the second half proved to be one-way traffic.

Michael Hayward, Tom Wood and Craig Jeffels all touched down and Danny Rowse landed two goals as the home side took control. These second half points built on first half tries from Hayward, Adam Garlick and Ben Mawson.

Defences dominated proceedings as EAST LEEDS and WATH BROW HORNETS played out a 12-12 draw.

Easts took an early lead when Ryan Gaint touched down and Nathan Conroy added the extras, before the Hornets replied when Scott Pink improved a James Dixon effort.

Conroy’s second goal – following a Jake Normington try – meant the home side led 12-6 at the interval, but the Cumbrian visitors weren’t going to go home empty handed as Pink improved a 70th minute try from Richard Huby to earn a share of the spoils.

WIGAN ST PATRICKS continue to lead the way after a 30-16 victory at EGREMONT RANGERS.

The league leaders roared back from trailing 16-6 at half-time to pick up their fourth straight win with a five-try display.

Ryan Smith (2), Liam Gannon, Keiron Harrison and Dean Hatton all crossed the whitewash and five goals from Brad Smith completed the job.

Egremont saw Matthew Bewsher land a couple of conversions to go along with touchdowns to Daniel Telford, Paul Corkhill and Ben Walker.

Centre Shaun Dowie crossed for a hat-trick as LEIGH MINERS RANGERS cruised to a 38-14 win over HUNSLET WARRIORS.

Half-backs Scott O’Brien – two tries – and Kieron Eccleston – three goals – also enjoyed productive afternoons whilst other tries came via Jake Waterworth, Lee Gittins and Jack Probert.

The Warriors – who not sit near the bottom of the league ladder – replied with tries from Gary McClleland, Caldon Bravo and Daryl Gaunt, the latter of which was converted by Nathan Kitson.

WEST HULL battled to a 29-18 win over SIDDAL.

The home side raced into a 22-4 half-time lead and were never in the mood to relinquish their stranglehold on the game.

Winger Josh Hart claimed a brace, whilst Luke Foster, Sam Radford and Arron Hickingbotham also went over. Scrum-half Ian Kerman landed five goals and prop Aaron Spaven a field-goal.

In response Siddal were limited a Gareth Blackburn conversion and tries from Steven Hope, Richard Lopag, Shaun Garrod and George Ambler.

SKIRLAUGH picked up their second win of the campaign thanks to a nail-biting 26-24 success at WIGAN ST JUDES.

The visitors outscored their hosts five tries to four, with Chris Brown, Michael Johnson, Tom Saltmer, John Gay and Kane Larvin claiming four-pointers which were supplemented by three Ross Kemp goals.

The home replied with four goals from Gareth Thomas and touchdowns from Darrion Ball, David Carney, Daniel Clayton and Scott Robinson.

Premier Division

East Leeds 12 v 12 Wath Brow Hornets
Egremont Rangers16 v 30 Wigan St Patricks
Leigh Miners Rangers 38 v 14 Hunslet Warriors
Lock Lane 28 v 12 Hull Dockers
West Hull 29 v 18 Siddal
Wigan St Judes 24 v 26 Skirlaugh

 

DIVISION ONE

Joel Johnson and Andrew Gargan both scored twice as YORK ACORN cruised past INCE ROSE BRIDGE 38-12.

Jordan Myers, Harry Bromwich and Michael Embleton also touched down as five Antony Chilton goals completed a great afternoons work.

Ince could only manage a try in each half via Gary Winstanley and Phil Glover, both of which Daniel Cassidy.

MYTON WARRIORS crossed for 11 tries as they powered to a 66-6 win over MILLOM.

The visitors only highlight came when Paul Evans improved a 15th minute try from Luke Brady, but that was as good as it got.

Hooker Ashley James helped himself to 18 points – a try and seven goals – and scrum-half Kris Walker almost matched him with two tries and four goals in his 16-point tally.

Chris Wainman, Ben Thorpe, Nick Halstead, Nathan Slater (2), John Hobman, Chris Penrose and Stuart Oades all crossed the line in a one-sided contest.

Stand-off Paul Brearley starred with a four-try display as ROCHDALE MAYFIELD recorded a 42-24 victory over NORMANTON KNIGHTS.

His half-back partner Sam Butterworth landed five goals and Mayfield’s other tries came from Matt Calland (2), Liam Whalley and Aiden Gleeson.

The Knights – who led 18-16 at the break – finished with tries to Chris Woolford, Clark Thompson, Aaron Butterfield and Jonathon Hodgson, all of which Adie Mulcahy improved.

MILFORD MARLINS are fourth after a 30-20 success over SHAW CROSS SHARKS.

The home side roared into a 24-2 half-time lead but were restricted to a Sam Clayton try and the last of Ryan Oxtoby’s five goals in the second period.

Oxtoby also crossed the line twice whilst Matthew Brocksom and Josh Parle also added their names to the scoresheet.

The Sharks finished with a try and goal from Martyn Holland, a goal from Casey Johnson and touchdowns to Derrell Olpherts, Ross Roebuck and John Rourke.

OULTON RAIDERS continue to top the table following a 20-8 win at ECCLES.

The Raiders sixth straight win came thanks to tries from Dom Flanagan (2), Andrew Tillett, Daniel Stanley – who also added two goals – and Robert Stanley.

All Eccles points came in the first half thanks to tries from Jayden Lund and Christian Higgins.

SADDLEWORTH RANGERS were too good for DEWSBURY CELTIC as they ran out 40-14 winners.

Stand-off Michael Coates booted six goals and there was a brace of tries for both David Hewitt and Jonathan Horton.

Matthew Fogarty, Dale Lowe and Gareth Morgan also crossed for a Rangers side which now sits fifth.

Celtic – who have now lost four straight games – could only muster tries to Anthony Dunford, Michael Foulstone and Thomas Halloran. Full-back Pat Foulstone managed one conversion.

Division One

York Acorn 38 v 12 Ince Rose Bridge
Myton Warriors 66 v 6 Millom
Rochdale Mayfield 42 v 24 Normanton Knights
Milford Marlins 30 v 20 Shaw Cross Sharks
Eccles 8 v 20 Oulton Raiders
Saddleworth Rangers 40 v 14 Dewsbury Celtic

 

DIVISION TWO

KELLS continue to top the table after a 40-22 victory over PILKINGTON RECS.

The Cumbrians were recovered from 18-4 down to pick up win number five of the season.

Lewis Smith and Connor Holliday both scored twice, whilst Scott Lofthouse, Daniel Joyce, Troy Armstong and Sean Fitzsimons all went over and Ross Gainford landed four goals.

Pilks led 18-8 at half-time but were eventually undone despite three Daniel Lynch goals and touchdowns from Richard Rafferty, Steven Charlson, Ryan Liptrot and William Abbott.

ASKAM and OVENDEN plated out an entertaining 22-22 draw.

The Halifax-based visitor were 20-4 behind at the break but battled back to pick up a point on their travels.

The home side’s points came via tries to Mary Tyson (2), Thomas Butler and Jonathon Walsh, plus three Kristian Tyson goals.

Jason Dodd crossed for Ovenden in the first half, whilst Niall Brady, Ashley Taylor and Matthew Turner crossed in the second period. Brady crucially slotted over three conversions to make sure honours ended even.

ELLAND recorded a comfortable 24-6 home win over WATERHEAD.

Cayci Pearson contributed two tries and four goals for the hosts, whilst Chris Cullimore and Oliver Fairbank also touched down.

The visitor’s only bright spot came when Jamie Mayall improved a try from Chris Hough.

LEIGH EAST stunned BRADFORD DUDLEY HILL with a thrilling 25-24 win.

Easts first win of the season came after stand-off Adam Holland starred with a 13-point haul which comprised a try, four-goals and a last minute field-goal.

Josh Gilluley, Dale Allred and Sam Grainey also touched down for the home side who led 18-10 at half-time.

Hill replied four tries of their own from Neil Wall (2), Elliott Cousins and Kyle Bateman, as Wall also landed three conversions and a penalty.

OLDHAM ST ANNES were too good for CASTLEFORD PANTHERS as they ran out 44-6 winners.

The Panthers could only manage a try from Lee Cartwright and goal from Wayne Hardy, whilst the Saints produced an eight-try display.

Craig Highton (2), Kiel Lancashire (2), Nathan Jewitt, Niall Collins, David Harris and John Deakin were the men to cross, whilst Lancashire (4) and Michael Diveney (2) added the extras.

STANLEY RANGERS came out on top 38-20 at STANNINELY in an entertaining contest.

Stand-off Daniel Grice played a key role with an 18-point haul – two tries and five goals – as Oliver Tobin, Joel Marsh, Shaun Abson, David Findley and Chris Grice also touched down.

Stanningley – who remain bottom – will surely take some encouragement from a performance which yielded five tries.

Hooker Ashley Kearsley stood out with a try and five goals, and he was joined on the scorers list by Sean Cooper, Joshua Roberts, Bradley Cox and Thomas Wilson.

Division Two

Askam 22 v 22 Ovenden
Elland 24 v 6 Waterhead
Kells 40 v 22 Pilkington Recs
Leigh East 25 v 24 Bradford Dudley Hill
Oldham St Annes 44 v 6 Castleford Panthers
Stanningley 30 v 38 Stanley Rangers

 

DIVISION THREE

FEATHERSTONE LIONS continued their winning start to the season with a 50-6 success over HINDLEY.

Full-back Jake Perkins was named man-of-the-match thanks to a five-try performance, whilst Anthony Yates, Richard Williams, Daniel Glassell, Davi Garahan and Brendan Gibbins also crossed and Ian Jackson (2) and Jack Candlin (3) added the extras.

Hindley’s only reply came via a Carl Burgess try and Chris Scarborough conversion.

BLACKBROOK battled their way past UNDERBANK RANGERS with a 24-8 victory.

Winger Stephen Parkinson crossed for the only points of an even first half which ended 4-0 to the hosts, before he added a second half effort and added two goals.

Scott Lyon, David Scott and Scott Davidson added further touchdowns, meaning that final quarter Rangers efforts from Richard Pogson and Courtney Allette were nothing more than consolation.

Chris Burgess scored twice to help CROSFIELDS record a 34-14 win over HEWORTH.

Jack Reid landed three goals for the home side with their other four-pointers coming via Luke Jones, Troy Brophy, Nathan Hamilton, Hayden James and David Boden.

The visitors – who were behind 16-4 at the interval – managed a tries from John Laverack (2), and Jonathan Payne. Danny Allan kicked one conversion.

WOOLSTON ROVERS defence held firm as they returned from the North East with the points following a 38-0 win over PETERLEE PUMAS.

The visitors were 32-0 ahead by the break with a determined home side only letting in a Mark Robinson effort in the second period.

Daniel O’Brien booted four goals for Rovers to go along with tries from Jordan Millington, Christian Taylor (2), Gavin Bishop – who also added a goal – Daniel Brown and Sean Conway.

WIGAN ST CUTHBERTS claimed their first win of the season thanks to a narrow 22-18 success over COVENTRY BEARS.

The Bears built up a 12-8 lead by the break but couldn’t hold on to their advantage as St Cuthberts hit back.

The home sides points came from tries to Elliott Carruthers (3), Kurtis Shaw and Barry Gregson, plus a Declan Riley conversion, whilst the Bears managed a goal each from Ste Coleman and Chris Dixon, plus touchdowns from Dixon and Matt Cooper (2).

Division Three

Blackbrook 24 v 8 Underbank Rangers
Crosfields 34 v 14 Heworth
Featherstone Lions 50 v 6 Hindley
Peterlee Pumas 0 v 38 Woolston Rovers
Wigan St Cuthberts 22 v 18 Coventry Bears

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