Premier Division round-up
HULL DOCKERS pulled off a major upset with 38-16 win at EGREMONT RANGERS.
Stephenson completed his hat-trick in the second half, whilst Jamie Mulligan and Gareth Moore also touched down for the visitors.
Egremont responded with efforts from Matt Bewsher, Paul Telford and Leon Crellin, two of which were improved by John Paul Brocklebank.
THATTO HEATH CRUSADERS remain top following a 38-28 victory over SKIRLAUGH.
The pace setters were made to work hard by the relegation threatened visitors and were actually 18-16 behind at the interval.
Andy Matthew’s hat-trick helped LOCK LANE cruise to a comfortable 40-6 win over struggling INCE ROSE BRIDGE.
Ince’s only reply came when Robbie Valentine converted a Chris Boyland effort in the first half.
MYTON WARRIORS continue to struggle with their latest defeat coming against WEST HULL 38-16.
The bottom-placed side started brightly when Reece Dunbar crashed over and Kris Walker kicked the first of his two goals.
However, Wests roared back with tries to Josh Hart, Scott Hewlett and Ryan Morrow helping them to a 16-6 half-time lead.
Ash Rout, Hart and Scott Spaven all crossed after the break to make life more comfortable for third-placed Wests and they also had the last word as Kurtis Jackson scored and Spaven landed his fifth goal.
In between times John Hobman had replied for the Warriors.
Champions WATH BROW HORNETS eased to a 28-4 success at YORK ACORN.
The visitors were 18-0 ahead by half-time with the home side only responding when Jordan Hyde touched down early in the second half.
The Hornets finished the afternoon with touchdowns from Jamie Dixon (2), Richard Huby, Luke Davidson and Scott Pink, four of which Pink improved.
WIGAN ST PATRICKS hopes of making the play-offs suffered a blow as they slipped to a 24-10 defeat at SIDDAL.
Steve Hope and Emerson Newburn got the home side of to the perfect start, with the first of Gareth Blackburn’s four goals making it 10-0.
Simon Atherton replied with St Pats first points but it didn’t take long for Shaun Garrod and Hope – both goaled by Blackburn – to re-assert the hosts authority.
Bradley Smith converted Andy Higham’s late effort late on to give the visitors some consolation, but it was too little too late.
LEIGH MINERS RANGERS ground out a narrow 18-14 win at EAST HULL.
Jonny Youds converted tries from Scott O’Brien (2) and Shaun McDonald to supply the Miners points, whilst Easts could only muster a try and three goals from Carl Puckering, plus an effort from Dale Blackely.
Saturday August 31
Lock Lane 40 v 6 Ince Rose Bridge
Division One round-up
WATERHEAD pushed leaders EAST LEEDS all the way before succumbing to a 34-24 defeat.
Ash Wildman led from the front and was rewarded with a brace, whilst the Oldham sides other points came via a try to Matthew Fogarty and four goals and a try Alec Jobson.
However, Easts held their nerve and recorded their 16th win of the season with a seven-try showing.
Jason Priestley, Ross Meston, Jack Norfolk, Jonny Carter, Jordan Normington and Joey Walkin were the men to cross the line, with Priestley and Nathan Conroy (4) supplying the extras.
WIGAN ST JUDES kept their promotion hopes on track with a narrow 16-14 success over MILFORD MARLINS.
Milford – who now slip to fifth – had led 10-6 at the break with their points coming from a try and goal from Martin Loveridge and touchdowns from James Coates and Joe Ramsden.
A late Gary McClelland penalty proved to be the match-winner as HUNSLET WARRIORS edged BRADFORD DUDLEY HILL 26-24.
McClelland played a leading role in the Warriors triumph with a try and four goals, whilst their other four-pointers came from Johnny Dawson, Richard Wheelhouse and Jake Corney.
Hill’s 11th defeat of the campaign came despite tries to Nathan Kitson – who also kicked three goals – Damian Smith, Aiden Batey and Alex Dickinson.
ROCHDALE MAYFIELD claimed their ninth straight win with an easy 48-12 success over OULTON RAIDERS.
There were two-try showings from Joe Quanici, Matt Calland, Niel Hargreaves and Callum Marriott, with a Rob Kershaw try and six goals from Lewis Sheridan completing the rout.
The Raiders only responses came when Jamie Benn converted second half touchdowns from Tommy Griffiths and Dane Charles.
ECCLES were never behind as they pulled off a 34-18 success over SADDLEWORTH RANGERS.
Michael Coates improved efforts from Marlon Miller, Dave Hewitt and Moores for the Rangers but it was never going to be enough for the bottom side.
Eccles’ Mike Carney had a great afternoon with the boot as he landed five goals to compliment the six touchdowns from Andrew Muscat, Joe Connor, Richard Openshaw, Ben Wheeler (2) and Chris Scanlon.
MILLOM claimed what could be a vital two points in the fight to stay in the division when they won 36-18 against DEWSBURY CELTIC.
The Cumbrian’s points came from tries to Dave Kelly, Ross Brookes (2), Anthony Green, Jonathan Hodgson, Jordan Moyes and Lee Edmondson, with Brookes completing a good day’s work with four goals.
Celtic hit back with three Nikki Crabtree conversions and tries from Danny Crabtree and Liam Riley.
Saturday August 31
Millom 36 v 18 Dewsbury Celtic
Rochdale Mayfield 48 v 12 Outon Raiders
Division Two round-up
SHAW CROSS SHARKS had to overcome a determined ELLAND side before running out 19-14 winners in a hard-fought West Yorkshire derby.
Cayci Pearson – who also landed a goal – Chris Middleton and Jack Fairbank crossed for the visitors to give them some hope, but eventually they were undone by the promotion chasing Sharks.
After falling behind Danny Flower got the home side up and running, before further efforts from Aiden Chandler and Martin Woodhead – plus a goal from Ryan Chalkley and field-goal from Andrew Tillotson – proved enough.
CASTLEFORD PANTHERS boosted their survival hopes with a surprise 38-4 home win over LEIGH EAST.
Easts opened the scoring with an eighth minute effort from Ian Jolley, before the Panthers hit back to lead 10-4 at the break.
Jimmy Clarkson – a try and goal – and John Brummit grabbed their first half points, before superb second half display saw Luke Varley, Craig Savage, Brummitt, Scott Holder and Andy Smith all cross.
Clarkson finished with five goals to seal the win.
OLDHAM ST ANNES were too good for OVENDEN as they ran out 26-14 winners.
Dominic Igoes, Greg Worrall – who also kicked three goals – Richard Adams, Matty Swaine and Michael Fogerty supplied the points for the Saints, with the Halifax-based visitors replying with tries to Matt Collins (2) and Shaun Smith. Luke O’Mara tagged on a goal.
Saturday August 31
Division Three round-up
KELLS romped to a big 68-6 win over HINDLEY with Jason Burns stealing the show with a five-try performance.
Tony Burns (7) and Ryan Robb added the goals to complete a win which keeps the Cumbrians at the top of the table.
A Frank Phillips try and Steve Sutcliffe conversion were all the Wigan side had to show for their efforts.
UNDERBANK RANGERS remain in the promotion mix following a 26-16 win at CROSFIELDS.
Mark Adam, Courtney Allette, Kris Harrop, Adam Boothroyd and Dave Pawson crossed for the Rangers tries as Josh Jones chipped in with three goals.
FEATHERSTONE LIONS passed the half-century mark with a 58-0 victory over PETERLEE PUMAS.
Richard Frankland led the way with two tries and seven goals, and there was a brace apiece for Danny Glassell and Jack Kirmond.
Ricky Williams, Brendan Gibbins, Brian Sutton and Davi Garahan also touched down, with Danny Giles and Garahan both kicking a goal.
BLACKBROOK needed a late scoring burst to see off HEWORTH 26-12.
The York side looked set to cause a major upset when they led 12-10 with 15 minutes remaining, however, the St Helens-based promotion chasers won it late.
Jonny Payne and Tom Atkin has tries improved by Christian Pollock and Gary Watkinson to put the home side in the driving seat, before the three late efforts won it for the visitors.
Callum Welsby, Tommy Cunningham and Aaron Hewitt were the men to touch down late on as Steve Parkinson completed a three-goal haul.
Earlier Welsby and Hewitt had opened the Blackbrook account.
COVENTRY BEARS won their mid-table clash with WOOLSTON ROVERS 38-18.
There was little between the two sides at the break with the Rovers shading it 18-16. However, the Bears dominated proceedings on the resumption with Chris Barratt, Trent Achilles, Rich Synott and Liam Wellings notching answered tries and Steve Coleman completing his five-goal effort.
Saturday August 31
Coventry Bears 38 v 18 Woolston Rovers
Crosfields 16 v 26 Underbank Rangers
Featherstone Lions 58 v 0 Peterlee Pumas
Heworth 12 v 26 Blackbrook
Kells 68 v 6 Hindley