National Conference League Round-up – 22/04/14


WIGAN ST PATRICKS have been knocked off top spot after a 38-34 defeat to EAST LEEDS.

Prop Luke Pettman helped himself to a brace as the visitors came back from a 24-16 half-time deficit to claim a fourth win of the campaign.

Nathan West, Declan Tomlinson, Nathan Conroy – who also landed five goals – Joey Walkin and Ben Walkin also touched down.

St Pats scrum-half Brad Smith was on target with five conversions and they added to tries from Tom Woodcock, Ryan Smith (2), Charlie Mitchell, Liam Gannon and Dean Hatton.

EGREMONT RANGERS won a trilling game against THATTO HEATH CRUSADERS 32-28.

The lead changed hands a number of times before the home side eventually came through thanks to tries from Adam Walsh (2), Corey Lee (2) and Liam Forsyth, with full-back Shaun Quinn chipping in with four goals.

The Rangers – who led 20-16 at the interval – had prop Matthew Bewsher boot four conversions to go along with tries from Matthew Henson (2), Ryan Barnes, Paul Corkhill, Daniel Telford and Richard Farrer.

HULL DOCKERS stunned champions and city rivals WEST HULL winning 22-18.

Man-of-the-match Jon Eccles was in top form as he crossed for a hat-trick and stand-off Chris Stephen grabbed the Dockers fourth try.

Stephenson and Craig Skelton (2) landed the extras, meaning that two Ian Kerman goals and tries from Joshua Hart, Sam Cator and Sam Radford were not enough to save the visitors.

LOCK LANE battled past West Yorkshire rivals HUNSLET WARRIORS 24-12.

Danny Rowse kicked four goals with the Lane’s touchdowns coming from Craig Jeffels, Adam Garlick, Nathan Fozzard and Robert Firth.

In response the Warriors managed a try in each half from Gary McClleland and Luke Pennington, both of which full-back McClleland improved.

Gareth Blackburn picked up a 28-point haul as SIDDAL powered past WIGAN ST JUDES 68-8.

The full-back crossed for two tries and landed 10 goals as the Halifax side produced a 12-try display to totally outclass their visitors.

Wingers Hamish Baines and Steven Hope both picked up a brace, whilst stand-off Shaun Garrod went one better with a hat-trick.

Sean McCormack and Daniel Williams (2) completed the home sides scoring, with Scott Robinson and Nathan Jones managing consolation efforts for St Judes.

WATH BROW HORNETS were too good for LEIGH MINERS RANGERS as the ran out 44-12 winners.

All the points arrived in the second half after the sides played out a scoreless first period before the Hornets pulled clear with an eight try showing.

Leroy Joe, Luke Davidson, Fran King, Peter Caddy, Scott Pink, Karl Dixon, Mark Watson and James Dixon were the men to cross as Pink kicked six goals.

The Miners managed a brace from Johnny Youds which the full-back improved himself.

Premier Division

Egremont Rangers 32 v 28 Thatto Heath Crusaders
Hull Dockers 22 v 18 West Hull
Hunslet Warriors 12 v 24 Lock Lane
Siddal 68 v 8 Wigan St Judes
Wath Brow Hornets 44 v 12 Leigh Miners Rangers
Wigan St Patricks 34 v 38 East Leeds



Dominic Flanagan crossed for five-tries as OULTON RAIDERS hammered SADDLEWORTH RANGERS 78-0.

Centre Andrew Tillett managed a hat-trick and Daniel Hardy went over twice as Oulton dominated from start to finish.

Jamie Benn was on target with 13 conversions as further touchdowns from Daniel Stanley, Robert Stanley and Chris Knowles completed the rout.

INCE ROSE BRIDGE continue to struggle with their latest defeat coming against ROCHDALE MAYFIELD 46-16.

Ince did manage tries to Martin Butler, Jordan Jones and Calum Hughes – plus two goals from Connor Matthews – but it was never going to be enough to half free-scoring Mayfield.

Matt Calland, Matthew Moores and Niall Bradley all scored twice for the visitors with the extras coming from Todd O’Brien (2), Aidan Gleeson (2) and Bradley.

Efforts from John Foy, Ben Naululmatua and Joe Qauninci capped the display.

MILFORD MARLINS edged past West Yorkshire rivals DEWSBURY CELTIC courtesy of a 24-18 success.

Celtic actually led 12-10 at the break but couldn’t hold on as the home side hit back with John Elkington, Ben Hood and David Warren all crossing and Martin Loveridge adding the second of his two conversions.

Matthew Brickley and Brad Ibbison had touched down earlier, whilst Celtic’s points came from tries to Michael Foulstone (2) and Joshua Knowles, plus three Pat Foulstone conversions.

ECCLES returned from Cumbria with the points following a 26-22 win at MIILOM.

Second-rower Jayden Lund starred with a hat-trick whilst Payden Candland and Christian Higgins also touched down and Andrew Muscat landed three goals.

The home side replied with a try and three goals from Paul Evans, plus other efforts from Jonathan Hodgson, Christian Bagshaw and Adam Kelly.

MYTON WARRIORS were too good for YORK ACORN as they ran out 48-20 winners.

Stand-off Nathan Slater grabbed a hat-trick in Myton’s nine-try display and hooker Ash James contributed a try and five goals.

Kris Walker – who also landed a goal – Nicholas Halstead, Chris Wainman, Allan Dunham and John Hobman also touched down.

Acorn – who now sit just outside the drop-zone – saw full-back Joe Budd claim two tries to go along with efforts from Ryan Gallagher and Joe Porter. Antony Chilton kicked two goals.

Derrell Olpherts and Casey Johnson both claimed hat-tricks as SHAW CROSS SHARKS won 57-14 at NORMANTON KNIGHTS.

Ross Roebuck chipped in with two tries and three goals and Johnson also added three more conversions.

Jordan Ward, John Rourke and Andrew Fawkes also touched down whilst hooker Martyn Holland landed a field-goal.

The Knights only bright spots came through tries to Michael Hardacre and Chris Woolford, the latter being improved by Jacob Crossland.

Division One

Ince Rose Bridge 16 v 46 Rochdale Mayfield
Milford Marlins 24 v18 Dewsbury Celtic
Millom 22 v 26 Eccles
Myton Warriors 48 v 20 York Acorn
Normanton Knights 14 v 57 Shaw Cross Sharks
Oulton Raiders 78 v 0 Saddleworth Rangers



KELLS continue to set the pace in Division Two but they were pushed all the way by WATERHEAD before eventually coming through34-28.

The Cumbrians were thankful for tries to Paul Culnean, Ross Canford, Reece O’Neil, Lewis Smith, Barry Boyd and Tony Burns, as Canford also landed five goals.

The home side – who trailed 30-12 at half-time – roared back with a rousing second half display but ultimately came up just short.

Jamie Mayall booted for goals with the touchdowns coming via Mike Lowton (2), Matthew Holland, Niall Dunnington-Wallace and Darren Nixon.

STANLEY RANGERS triumphed 26-12 at ASKAM.

Centre James Senkiw crossed for a hat-trick, winger James Nunn crossed in the first half and Danny Grice touched down in the final minute and landed three goals to make the game safe.

The home side had try scorers in Mark Tyson and Kristian Tyson with the latter improving both.


The sides were level 12-12 at the break before the Panthers just shaded the second half points scoring.

Scrum-half James Clarkson was in form for the Panthers with a try and three goals whilst Karl Robinson (2), Craig Savage and Jordan Holder all crossed the whitewash.

Hill – who led 24-12 just after the break – had try scorers in Simon Sewell – who also kicked three goals – Garry Tyson, Benoit Rogers and Lewis Evans. Andy Robinson also landed a goal.

OVENDEN and OLDHAM ST ANNES played out an amazing 46-46 draw.

The home side had nine different try scorers and also added goals from Nathan Smith (4) and Greg Firth.

Firth was also amongst the try scorers and was joined by Luke O’Mara, Shaun Smith, Martin Mullen, Jason Dodd, Reece Drahosz, Niall Brady, Sean Dyson and James Silcox.

Hooker Kendal Davies led the Saints response with a hat-trick and Kiel Lancashire contributed a try and five goals.

Carl Sneyd, John Deakin, Chris Carter, Dominic Igoe and Grant Hudson also touched down as the honours were shared.

ELLAND were far too good for STANNINGLEY as the run out 62-0 winners.

Winger Chris Dyson claimed a hat-trick and centres Thomas Harnett and Richard Crawshaw both touched down twice.

Phil Taylor (2) and Cayci Pearson (5) added the extras to supplement further tries from Steven Brocklehurst, Oliver Fairbank, Joseph Fradgley, Jack Reid and Thomas Hall.

PILKINGTON RECS kept their push for promotion on course with a 56-28 mid-week win at LEIGH EAST.

Daniel Filson helped himself to a hat-trick and scrum-half Daniel Lynch landed five goals.

The other Pilks four-pointers came from William Abbott, Greg Smith, Ryan Liptrot, Joshua Lynch, David Flynn and Daniel Halsall.

Leigh – who trailed 26-22 at half-time – hit back with tries from Martin Ainscough (2), Sam Grainey, Ryan O’Toole and Adam Holland, who also kicked for goals.

Division Two

Askam 12 v 26 Stanley Rangers
Castleford Panthers 26 v 24 Bradford Dudley Hill
Ovenden 46 v 46 Oldham St Annes
Stanningley 0 v 62 Elland
Waterhead 28 v 34 Kells
Leigh East 28 v 56 Pilkington Recs



Leaders FEATHERSTONE LIONS continue to lead the way following a 60-12 victory at HEWORTH.

Danny Allan improved efforts from Liam Richmond and Jonathan Payne for the hosts but it was never going to be enough to half the Lions.

Lions scrum-half Richard Frankland helped himself to a try and seven goals in an 18-point haul, whilst Daniel Dixon and Adam Hepworth both picked up two tries.

Jake Perkins, Ian Jackson, Kevin Eadie, Daniel Glassell, Matthew Johnson and Brendon Gibbons also touched down and prop Craig Barker added a late goal.

EASTMOOR DRAGONS picked up their first points of the season thanks to a 68-0 destruction of PETERLEE PUMAS.

A 24-point haul from Michael Hoyle – two tries and eight goals – was a highlight, whilst Shaun Upson, Samual Pool-Evans and Michael Jedynak all scored twice.

Ashley Allman, Lee Whiteley and Liam Green also crossed to complete the big win.

BLACKBROOK were far too good for HINDLEY as they ran out 54-4 winners.

James Lucas crossed in the 36th minute but that proved to be the home side’s only points scoring activity as the visitors passed the half-century mark.

Stephen Parkinson – two tries and seven goals – and Thomas Cunningham – a hat-trick – stood out for Blackbrook, and there were other try scorers in the form of Jack Parker, Scott Lyon, Darren Forshaw and Daniel Fairhurst (2).


A Luke Jones try four minutes from time settled their nerves as they went in front and Nathan Hamilton made the game safe with a last second effort.

Jack Reid also touched down and added three goals and field-goal for good measure.

Rovers were 7-6 behind at half-time and completed the afternoon with tries to James Rosson, Christian Taylor and Warren Ayres. Gavin Bishop improved two of them.

Division Three

Eastmoor Dragons 68 v 0 Peterlee Pumas
Heworth 12 v 60 Featherstone Lions
Hindley 4 v 54 Blackbrook
Woolston Rovers 16 v 23 Crosfields

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