National Conference League Round-up – 28/04/14

PREMIER DIVISION

SIDDAL triumphed 24-22 over WIGAN ST PATRICKS in the top-two clash.

Full-back Gareth Blackburn played a key role with two tries and two goals, whilst Scott Caley, Emmerson Newburn and Ross White also touched down for the Halifax-based side.

St Pats – who were 12-10 behind at the break – were limited to three four-pointers from Liam Gannon, Simon Atherton and Charlie Mitchell, with the boot of Brad Smith on target with five conversions.

Nathan Conroy’s 18-point haul helped EAST LEEDS to a convincing 42-10 success over EGREMONT RANGERS.

The stand-off crossed for a try and landed seven goals, whilst Kyle Quinlan, Luke Tomlinson, Ben Walkin, Ashley James, James Forsell and Joey Walkin also crossed the whitewash.

The Cumbrian visitors returned home with just touchdowns from Paul Corkhill and Daniel Telford to show for their efforts. Matthew Bewsher improving the first effort.

LOCK LANE were too good for SKIRLAUGH as they ran out 38-20 winners.

Winger Adam Garlick raced over for a hat-trick and he was joined on the scorers list by Michael Hayward, Nathan Fozzard, Joseph Groves and Chris Siddons. Five Danny Rowse conversions closed their account.

Wingers Tom Saltmer (2) and Lee Nobbs replied for Skirlaugh and Ross Kemp was on target was on target with four goals.

THATTO HEATH CRUSADERS slipped to a 34-24 home defeat to WEST HULL.

The champions returned home with the points following touchdowns to Tom Radley, Ryan Langton, Josh Hart, Scott Howlett, Sam Cator and Paul Shaw, with Ian Kerman crucially adding five goals.

Thatto led 14-10 at the interval but eventually went down despite tries from Corey Lee, David Hull, Shaun Quinn, David Sutton and John Hughes, with Quinn and Jack Jones both landing a goal each.

WATH BROW HORNETS had too much for HUNSLET WARRIORS as they ran out 48-20 winners.

A 24-point haul from Scott Pink – a hat-trick and six goals – played a crucial role in the success, whilst the Hornets other six tries all came from their backs. Ryan Amor, Luke Davidson, Peter Caddy, Fran King (2) and Mark Watson were the men to cross the line.

The Warriors actually led 8-6 at half-time but couldn’t keep up with the rampant hosts in the second period.

Nathan Kitson helped himself to two tries and four goals in defeat, whilst Lloyd Templeton also touched down.

HULL DOCKERS collected their second win of the campaign after a 34-12 victory over LEIGH MINERS RANGERS.

Stand-off Chris Stephenson was again a key figure with a brace of tries and four goals, whilst half-back partner Craig Skelton also landed a conversion.

Dockers other tries came from Paul Fletcher, Richard Lamplough, Chris Lyth and Daniel Ulyatt.

Leigh returned home pointless despite a try and two goals from full-back Johnny Youds and a first half effort from Jack Probert.

Premier Division

East Leeds 42 v 10 Egremont Rangers
Hull Dockers 34 v 12 Leigh Miners Rangers
Lock Lane 38 v 20 Skirlaugh
Thatto Heath Crusaders 24 v 34 West Hull
Wath Brow Hornets 48 v 20 Hunslet Warriors
Wigan St Patricks 22 v 24 Siddal

 

DIVISION ONE

YORK ACORN hit back to claim a 38-22 victory at DEWSBURY CELTIC.

Centre Ryan Gallagher claimed a hat-trick and Anthony Chilton kicked four goals as Acorn picked up their third win of the season.

Joe Budd, Gareth Singleton, Nicholas Speck and Joseph Porter also claimed four-pointers as Celtic were condemned to a sixth straight defeat.

Scrum-half Michael Foulstone picked up a try and three goals in Celtic’s lost cause, with the other sides points coming from touchdowns from Nathan Lawrence, Scott Green and Danny Crabtree.

MILFORD MARLINS came out on top 41-34 in an entertaining contest at ECCLES.

The home side led 30-12 at half-time but were eventually undone by a Marlins fight back which saw them claim win number five of the season.

Martin Loveridge booted six goals and field-goal for the visitors whilst half-backs Ryan Oxtoby and Josh Parle both crossed twice.

Nathan Hargreaves, Ben Hood and John Plunkett also touched down for a Milford side which now sits third in the table.

Eccles points came from tries to Ben Robinson (2), Eze Harper, Christian Higgins, Jordan Parker – who also landed five goals – and William Rigby.

OULTON RAIDERS continue to set the pace after a 46-18 home win over MILLOM.

The Cumbrian visitors managed tries from Paul Evans, Anthony Dixon and Jordan Moyes, with evens improving each one, however, it was never going to be enough to stop Oulton picking up their eighth straight win.

Centre Daniel Hardy starred with a hat-trick for the Raiders and he was closely followed by two-try Daniel Stanley and Matthew Bullough.

Stanley (3) and Jamie Benn (2) supplied the extras, whilst Adrian Holdsworth and Declan Storey also touched down.

ROCHDALE MAYFIELD cruised to a 40-20 home victory over MYTON WARRIORS.

Robert Kershaw and Joe Qauninci both scored twice and Sam Butterworth landed six goals as Mayfield reinforced their promotion credentials.

Matt Calland, Paul Brearley and Matthew Moores also went over for a Mayfield outfit which established an 18-8 lead by the break.

The Warriors points were supplied by two Ash James goals and tries to Allan Dunham, Lee James, Nathan Slater and Ellis Wray.

Adrian Mulcahy’s hat-trick and six goals – a 24-point haul – proved crucial as NORMANTON KNIGHTS triumphed 36-30 at SADDLEWORTH RANGERS.

Jonathan Hodgson, Clark Thompson and Ryan Kelsey also crossed as the Knights moved to within striking distance of the promotion spots.

Josh Bradbury – two tries and three goals – led the Rangers response and they did manage other four-pointers from Gavin Dodd, Thomas Robinson, Ben Lloyd and Oliver Kerr.

SHAW CROSS SHARKS were too good for INCE ROSE BRIDGE as the came out on top 42-12.

Derrell Olpherts, Casey Johnson and Thomas Rogers all scored twice, with Johnson (4) and Ross Roebuck (3) adding the extras.

Ben Spaven took the Sharks try tally to seven, meaning efforts from Ince pair Connor Matthews and Joseph Higham were nothing more than consolation. Matthew also managed to improve each touchdown.

Division One

Dewsbury Celtic 22 v 38 York Acorn
Eccles 34 v 41 Milford Marlins
Oulton Raiders 46 v 18 Millom
Rochdale Mayfield 40 v 20 Myton Warriors
Saddleworth Rangers 30 v 36 Normanton Knights
Shaw Cross Sharks 42 v 12 Ince Rose Bridge

 

DIVISION TWO

KELLS turned in a 14-try display as they powered to a 76-16 win over OVENDEN.

Scott Lofthouse picked up a hat-trick and there was a brace each for Lewis Smith, Daniel Joyce and Tyrone Dalton.

Ross Gainford added a try and 10 goals to the cause, whist the other tries came from Reece O’Neil, Troy Armstrong, Barry Boyd and David Lowery.

The visitors were 40-10 behind at the break and eventually finished with two tries to Chris Geoghegan and a James Silcox effort. Nathan Smith added a couple of conversions.

BRADFORD DUDLEY HILL ground out a 26-6 home win over OLDHAM ST ANNES.

The hosts built up a 20-0 half-time lead thanks to tries from Adam Jefferson, Joshua Chamberlain, Garry Tyson and Aiden Batey, whilst a second from Tyson and the last of Simon Sewell’s three goals were their only points of the second period.

The Saints had to wait until the 71st minute for their only try when Josh Denbigh crossed and Kiel Lancashire added the extras.

Four-try Ben Hinsley led ELLAND to a 60-22 victory over ASKAM.

Chris Dyson (2), Richard Crawshaw, Cayci Pearson, Jack Fairbank, Dehran Gibson and Tom Hall also got in on the try scoring act, whilst Pearson (6) and Phil Taylor (2) added the goals.

In response Askam full-back Kristian Tyson improved efforts from Ben Lewney, Jonathan Walsh, Andrew Young and Ben Cockayne.

PILKINGTON RECS were the day’s biggest scorers as they hammered STANNINGLEY 94-6.

The visitor’s sole bright spot came via a Bradley Cox try that James Myercough improved, but that was it for the Leeds-based side.

Joshua Lynch (4), Andrew Knapper and Greg Smith – both hat-tricks – and Thomas Roughley (2) all had productive afternoons whilst Daniel Filson, Ian Stanley, Michael Garrity, William Abbott and Daniel Lynch also touched down with the latter also landing 13 goals for a 30-point haul.

STANLEY RANGERS edged past LEIGH EAST 36-30.

Daniel Grice played a pivotal role with two tries and four goals, with Stanley’s other touchdowns coming via Joel Marsh, Shaun Abson, Chris Grice, Liam Crawley and Richard Cattley.

Leigh – who remain in the drop-zone – has two-try performances from Ryan O’Toole and Thomas Fletcher, whilst Josh Gilluley also went over. Ben Horan (2) and Adam Holland (3) added the extras.

CASTLEFORD PANTHERS slipped to a 40-12 defeat at WATERHEAD.

James Clarkson improved first half efforts from Oliver Wilby and Lee Norton as the Panthers were in the game at 16-12 down at half-time, but they couldn’t keep pace with the home side after the break.

Michael Lawton (3) and Jamie Mayall (3) added the goals to go along with tries from Mayall, Andrew Gorey, Chris Hough, Reece Bradshaw, Peter Davies and Matthew Barren.

Division Two

Bradford Dudley Hill 26 v 6 Oldham St Annes
Elland 60 v 22 Askam
Kells 76 v 16 Ovenden
Pilkington Recs 94 v 6 Stanningley
Stanley Rangers 36 v 30 Leigh East
Waterhead 40 v 12 Castleford Panthers

 

DIVISION THREE

FEATHERSTONE LIONS won the Division Three game of the day beating BLACKBROOK 40-18 at The Millpond.

The contest between the top-two was always going to be closely fought and that was how it proved until the home side dominated the final quarter.

Three-quarters Anthony Yates, Richard Williams (2) and Keiran Redfearn all touched down to go along with other efforts from Matthew Johnson, Dean Gamble, Daniel Glassell and Brendon Gibbons as the Lions prevailed.

Stand-off Richard Frankland was on target with four conversions as Featherstone made it eight wins from as many games.

Blackbrook led 18-10 at half-time with their points coming from touchdowns to Aaron Hewitt (2), Sean Richardson and Thomas Cuningham, plus a Stephen Parkinson goal.

UNDERBANK RANGERS were too good for CROSFIELDS as they ran out 40-20 winners.

Home full-back Billy Sheen gave a standout performance as he claimed a hat-trick whilst Luke Jones added a late score. Jack Reid was on target with two goals but it not going to be enough to halt the promotion chasing Rangers.

Scrum-half Neil Barrett kicked six goals and centre Corey Neal crossed twice as the visitors claimed win number five of the campaign.

Richard Knight, Daniel Farrand, Robert Joyce, Samual Rochford and Andrew Boothroyd also touched down.

WOOLSTON ROVERS hit the half-century mark with a 50-20 win over HEWORTH.

Loose-forward crossed for four tries and the other four-pointers came from Scott Whiteley, Chris Mellor, Christian Taylor, Ryan Price and James Rosson.

Gavin Bishop (6) and Mellor added the extras, whilst Heworth’s goals came from Danny Allan (2).

The home side’s tries were scored by Christian Pollock (2), Matthew Harding and Chris Taylor.

COVENTRY BEARS returned from PETERLEE PUMAS with the points after a 64-12 win.

Leigh Wheatley improved late tries from Andrew Rollins and Daniel Wilson for the Pumas points but that proved to be late consolation.

Ste Coleman was the Bears star man as he racked up 26-points – three tries and seven goals – whilst centres Chris Dixon and Liam Scott both scored twice.

Dixon also added a conversion with the other try scorers being Duncan Barrett, John Aldred, Matt Cooper, Chris Barratt and Christian Jacobs.

Division Three

Crosfields 20 v 40 Underbank Rangers
Featherstone Lions 40 v 18 Blackbrook
Heworth 20 v 50 Woolston Rovers
Peterlee Pumas 12 v 64 Coventry Bears

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