Premier Division round-up
SKIRLAUGH boosted their hopes of surviving the drop with a stunning 36-20 win over WIGAN ST PATRICKS.
St Pats arrived on the east coast as league leaders but were sent spinning to their sixth defeat of the season thanks to a six try showing from the hosts.
Lee Nobbs, Tom Saltmer, Mike Johnson, Tommy Harrison, Matty Sheard and Brandon Graham all crossed for Skirlaugh, with Ross Kemp’s six goals completing a great afternoon’s work.
The visitors were 18-4 adrift at half-time and by the end of proceedings had tries to Anthony Atherton, Brad Hargreaves, Matty Charnock and Tony Suffolk to show for their efforts. Goal from Dean Hatton and Joe Prior completed their scoring.
MYTON WARRIORS are still in deep trouble following a 48-18 defeat at EGREMONT RANGERS.
The Cumbrians had try scorers in Matthew Palmer, Richard Farrer (2), John Paul Brocklebank, Rhys Davies, Daniel Telford, Ryan Barnes and Michael Ellwood, whilst Brocklebank’s eight goals completed his 20-point haul.
The Warriors grabbed consolation efforts via Ryan Marrazza, Ashley James – who also kicked three conversions – and Lee James.
WATH BROW HORNETS were another of the top sides to suffer as they went down 30-16 to HULL DOCKERS.
Tries to Jamie Martin, James Toman and Ryan Amor, plus two goals from Jason Connery were not enough to stop the Hornets from slipping to sixth in the table.
The Dockers picked up their win with a five-try showing which was also boosted by goals from Craig Skelton (4) and Chris Stephenson.
INCE ROSE BRIDGE moved out of the relegation zone thanks to a 32-24 win over YORK ACORN.
Anthony Chilton gave the visiting York outfit an early lead but that proved to be as good as it got for them.
Robbie Valentine, Adam Dwyer, Tony Baker, Michael Houghton and Kieran Eccleston all touched down for the Wigan side with Valentine (3) and Chris Boylan (3) crucially adding the extras.
Chilton completed an impressive display with four goals of his own, whilst Joe Budd, Joe Porter and Aaron Thompson also got their name on the score sheet.
LOCK LANE maintained their play-off sport with a comfortable 36-6 home success over LEIGH MINERS RANGERS.
The visitors returned back over the Pennines with just a Martin Gray try and Jonny Youds conversion to show for their efforts.
Chris Siddons, Adam Garlick (2) and Joe Groves all crossed as the home side opened up a 24-0 interval lead, whilst second half efforts from Danny Rowse – who also kicked six goals – and Steve Scott completed the job.
15 tries and as many goals meant THATTO HEATH CRUSADERS romped to a huge 90-10 win over EAST HULL.
Quinn also booted 15 goals for a 38-point haul, whilst Jack Jones, Ryan Heaton, Brad Ashurst, Corey Lee, Andy Lea and Lewis Foster didn’t want to be left out as they touched down.
Easts – who trailed 36-6 at the break – managed tries from Ashley Johannessen and Carl Puckering, with Puckering adding a goal.
WEST HULL cruised to a comfortable 34-6 victory over SIDDAL with a two-try showing from Josh Hart leading the way.
The Halifax visitors had a Gavin Stead try and Gareth Blackburn conversion to show for their efforts.
Saturday July 27
Ince Rose Bridge 32 v 24 York Acorn
Lock Lane 36 v 6 Leigh Miners Rangers
Division One round-up
WIGAN ST JUDES increased their lead at the top of the table thanks to a narrow 30-28 win over STANLEY RANGERS.
With many of their rivals slipping up this weekend a five-try showing from St Judes proved just enough to see off a plucky Stanley outfit that are battling t avoid the drop.
The Rangers – who remain bottom despite this great effort – were in the contest throughout and managed tries from Richard Cattley (2), Chris Grice, Joel Lord and Adam Curtis. Sam Rothery and Craig Williamson both kicked a couple of goals.
DEWSBURY CELTIC came out on top 48-28 in a high-scoring contest against ECCLES.
Celtic were never behind in a game which saw Adam Egan claim a hat-trick and Danny Thomas, Bartley O’Brien and Pat Foulstone bag a brace apiece. Mike Foulstone also crossed and James Eatherley landed four goals.
Christian Higgins (2), Richard Openshaw, Bradley Lonsdale, Mike McGrath and Marc Jones replied for the Manchester side, with Mike Mills chipping in with a couple of goals.
MILFORD MARLINS leapfrogged OULTON RAIDERS in the table thanks to an 18-10 win over their rivals.
Martin Loveridge converted touchdowns from Ryan Oxtoby and James Coates (2) for the Marlins, and that proved to be just enough to see off a Raiders side that responded with tries to Andy Tillett and James Chapppell. One of which was improved by Jamie Benn.
MILLOM boosted their chances of staying in Division One next season with a 44-28 win over BRADFORD DUDLEY HILL.
A Jordan Moyes hat-trick played a crucial part in the Cumbrians success, while Anthony Murray (2), Ethan Kelly (2) and Ian Armstrong also raced over as Neil Shaw slotted over six goals.
Hill – who’s losing run now stands at six games – were 30-6 behind at half-time and gave themselves far too much to do in the second period.
Ben Cousins (2), Nathan Kitson –who also kicked four goals – Kyle Carter and Balu Fagborun were the Hill points scorers.
EAST LEEDS slipped to a surprise 22-16 defeat at ROCHDALE MAYFIELD.
Dan Kauffman, Paul Brierley, Todd O’Brien and Matt Calland all touched down for in-form Mayfield as Lewis Sheridan added three goals.
SADDLEWORTH RANGERS boosted their hopes of avoiding the drop with a 23-16 win over HUNSLET WARRIORS.
Josh Bradbury (2), James Whalley and five goals from the boot of Michael Coates put Saddleworth in a great position before a Bradbury field-goal completed the job.
The Warriors responded with two Gary McClelland goals and tries from Lloyd Templeton (2) and Caldon Bravo.
Saturday July 27
Millom 44 v 28 Bradford Dudley Hill
Division Two round-up
A late field-goal from Steve Grundy meant LEIGH EAST squeezed past ELLAND 21-20.
The wining point arrived seven minutes from time and settled a thrilling game between the two rose rivals.
Kieron Dainty, Grundy, Gavin Hunter and Chris Whittle grabbed tries for the hosts as the boot of Grundy also added a couple of conversions.
Elland – who had trailed 16-12 at the interval – saw Steve Booth and Jorge Fairbank cross in the first half, before Jack Fairbank crossed in the second to add to his four goals.
Leaders NORMANTON KNIGHTS triumphed 48-12 over STANNINGLEY on Friday night.
Arron Butterfield (2), Adie Mulcahy, Clark Thompson, Tom Alexander (2), Jonathan Hodgson, Paul Greaves and Chris Woolford provided the tries for the Knights with Mulcahy slotting over six conversions.
Stanningley’s only response came with a brace from Sean Cooper, each of which was improved by Russ Cartmell.
ASKAM powered into a 22-0 win and didn’t let it slip as they saw off SHAW CROSS SHARKS 36-12.
Joe Dowsett (2), Mark Tyson, Ben Lewney, Tom Butler, James Duerden and Russ Bolton supplied the home sides tries as Tyson, Mike Wilson and Ryan Tippett (2) added the extras.
The Sharks – who remain third in the table – replied with efforts from Andrew Fawkes and Martyn Holland. Shaun Squires improving both.
CASTLEFORD PANTHERS edged past OVENDEN 11-8 with a field-goal and conversion from Lee Cartwright proving crucial.
Craig Savage and John Brummitt crossed for the Panthers, while Jason Dodd (2) replied for Ovenden.
Friday July 26
Saturday July 27
Division Three round-up
HINDLEY turned on the style as they recorded a huge 84-0 win over PETERLEE PUMAS.
The Wigan hosts were 40-0 up by half-time and kept up the pressure in the second half to boost their point’s difference.
Kieran Whittle starred with a four-try performance whilst Ryan McKenzie wasn’t far behind with a hat-trick.
There was two tries each to Rob Bailey and Paul Hersnip, whilst Chris Scarborough, Steve Sutcliffe, Stuart Paul and Danny Carney also crossed. Andy Wright kicked 12 goals to complete the rout.
COVENTRY BEARS pushed BLACKBROOK all the way before slipping to a narrow 12-10 defeat.
Mark Leonard, Aaron Hewitt and Danny Fairhurst all crossed to give the St Helens side a 12-0 lead, but the Bears came roaring back with tries to Chris Dixon and Dave O’Connor. Crucially, however, Greg Moore could only improve the latter.
CROSFIELDS triumphed 28-20 against HEWORTH.
Danny Lee and Matty Wilson both scored twice for The Soap whilst their other points came from tries to Ian Boden and Dave Rolt, with Jack Reid kicking two goals.
Heworth gave a good account of themselves before finally slipping out of contention in the final 10 minutes.
Mike Welsh (2), James Farnsworth and Tom Barron touched down for them and Adam Caddie added a couple of conversions.
UNDERBANK RANGERS picked up a vital win against fellow promotion rivals KELLS thanks to a 28-18 success.
A strong final quarter from the Huddersfield side saw them came from 18-16 down to claim the spoils and move level on points with their Cumbrian rivals.
However, it wasn’t enough as Underbank crossed through Sam Hendrick (2), Will Midgley, Alex Chatterton and Neil Barrett, with Barrett also adding four goals.
Leaders PILKINGTON RECS fought off a late comeback from WOOLSTON ROVERS to come out on top 24-20.
Recs led 24-4 with just nine minutes left before Rovers hit back with a second try from Troy Brophy and touchdowns from Ryan Cosgrove and James Rosson, two of which Cosgrove improved.
Pilkington had looked comfortable thanks to efforts from Mark Ashton (2), Steve Charlson, Tan Stanley and Jono Pears. Kyran Knapper landed a couple of goals.
Saturday July 27
Coventry Bears 10 v 12 Blackbrook
Crosfields 28 v 20 Heworth
Hindley 84 v 0 Peterlee Pumas
Underbank Rangers 28 v 18 Kells