National Conference League Round-up – Week 11

Premier Division round-up

SIDDAL signalled their championship credentials with a 50-8 win over LOCK LANE.

The Castleford side arrived in Halifax as league leaders but had no answer to the home side that raced in for nine tries in total.

Winger Gavin Stead led the way with a hat-trick, whilst other tries came from Shaun Garrod (2), Emerson Newburn, Richard Lopag, Steve Hope and Jaymes Chapman.

Seven goals from Gareth Blackburn brought up the half-century, with a Johnny Hayward touchdown and Chris Tudor conversion all the Lane could muster in response.

SKIRLAUGH moved off the foot of the table with a big 46-10 derby success at HULL DOCKERS on Thursday night.

The visitors had nine different try scorers as Scott Mountain, Chris Brown, Mike Johnson, Matty Brookes, Alex Foster, Ben Peterson and Dean Booth all crossed the whitewash as Ross Kemp (4) and James Haynes (3) added the goals.

Dockers – who trailed 18-4 at half-time – managed tries to Danny Patrick and Christian Birch, one of which was improved by Craig Skelton.

WEST HULL came out on top in an entertaining clash with city rivals EAST HULL, eventually running out 32-22 winners.

A brace from Tom Cook and further efforts from Daniel Parker, Jordan Lee, Aiden Morton and Danny Swales helped Wests to their fourth win of the campaign, whilst four goals from Scott Spaven made the points safe.

Easts responded with tries to Ian Kerman, Lee Cator, Carl Puckering – who also kicked three goals – and Sam Cator.

LEIGH MINERS RANGERS fought back from a half-time deficit to beat EGREMONT RANGERS 30-28.

The Miners tries came via Andrew Groves (2), Andrew Hodson, Adam Thomason, Scott O’Brien and Sean McDonald, with full-back Jonny Youds chipping in with three goals.

The Cumbrians slipped to defeat despite goals from James McDonald (3) and Alistair Leak which supplemented touchdowns from John Paul Brocklebank, Richard Farrer, Peter Bewsher, Paul Corkhill and Dale Horn.

WATH BROW HORNETS hit form with a 56-12 victory over THATTO HEATH CRUSADERS.

A Luke Davison hat-trick was a standout for the Hornets who also had scorers in Karl Dixon, Dave Pettitt, Lewis McCarron, Jamie Devine (2), Phil Coyles and Mark Watson (2), with Peter Caddy booting six goals.

Thatto trailed just 20-12 at half-time but were blown away by the champions in the second half.

They did however register tries to Dave Pike and Jamie Tracey, both of which were improved by Shaun Quinn.

WIGAN ST PATRICKS took the local bragging rights with a 38-10 win over INCE ROSE BRIDGE.

Tries from Joe English and James Highton – plus a Chris Boylan goal – was never going to be enough for Ince who were undone by a St Pats side which contained hat-trick hero Andy Higham.

Brad Smith, Simon Atherton and Phil Glover also touched down whilst Smith (7) and Dean Hatton added the extras.

MYTON WARRIORS poor form continued with a 52-24 defeat at YORK ACORN.

Joe Budd was in fine form as he crossed for a four-try haul, whilst Anthony Chilton (8 goals) and Davey Burns – two tries – were also in the points.

Ash Robson and Nick Speck were the other York players to cross.

Myton – who are now at the bottom of the table – managed tries through Lee James (2), Bradley Krebs (2) and Kris Walker, with Ash James adding two conversions.


Thursday May 23

Hull Dockers 10 v 46 Skirlaugh

Saturday May 25

East Hull 22 v 32 West Hull
Leigh Miners Rangers 30 v 28 Egremont Rangers
Siddal 50 v 8 Lock Lane
Wath Brow Hornets 56 v 12 Thatto Heath Crusaders
Wigan St Patricks 38 v 10 Ince Rose Bridge
York Acorn 52 v 24 Myton Warriors


Division One round-up

DEWSBURY CELTIC ended a five-game losing run in dramatic fashion running out 58-12 winners over OULTON RAIDERS.

Player-coach Jamie Benn converted tries from Tommy Griffiths and Gareth Stanley to put the visitors 12-0 ahead inside the first 10 minutes, but that proved to be as good as it got for them.

Stung into action Celtic roared back to register 10 tries without reply as Niki Crabtree booted 10 conversions to complete a good afternoon’s work.

A Danny Thomas hat-trick was the highlight whilst there were also four-pointers for Josh Brooke, Crabtree, Bartley O’Brien, Mike Foulstone (2), Jason Muranka and Dougie Foster.

ROCHDALE MAYFIELD ran out 36-18 winners over SADDLEWORTH RANGERS on Friday night.

Neil Hargreaves (2), Aiden Gleeson, Sam Butterworth, Paul Brearley, Joe Quanici and Kristian Duffy were the men to supply the Mayfield points as Butterworth and Gleeson (3) added the extras.

Saddleworth were never really in the contest but did manage tries to Michael Coates, Chris Yarwood and Jack Connor, with the reliable Coates providing three goals.

EAST LEEDS continued their push for promotion with a comfortable 36-10 win over STANLEY RANGERS.

David Nurse, Ross Meston crossed in the first period for Easts, whilst second period efforts from Ben Walkin, Jake Normington and Jack Ely (2) made the game safe. Tom Sheldrake tagged on six goals to complete the scoring.

Stanley – who trailed just 14-10 at half-time – has tries to Joel Marsh and Shaun Abson to show for their efforts. Danny Grice kicked a single goal.

ECCLES produced a clinical display to run out 34-4 winners over MILLOM.

The Cumbrians had just a Scott Clarke touchdown to show for the endeavours, whilst the hosts had Chris Scanlon (2), Joe Connor, Martin Judge, Mark Thomas and Mike Mills on the score sheet.

Andrew Muscut (6) supplied the extras.

BRADFORD DUDLEY HILL turned on the style as they cruised to a 70-24 victory at WATERHEAD.

Nathan Kitson collected a 30-point haul – three tries and nine goals – whilst Neil Wall helped himself to a four-try haul in an impressive Hill showing.

Kyle Carter, Elliott Cousins, Alex Dickinson, Willie Woodhead and Adam Hirst were the other Bradford men to cross the line.

A four-try blast from Dale Lowe was in vain for the defeated Oldham side, whilst Terry Fitzgerald (a try) and Michael Diveney (3 goals) completed the points scoring.

HUNSLET WARRIORS had no luck on their trip to WIGAN ST JUDES as they slipped to a narrow 26-22 defeat.

After getting stuck in traffic on their way to the ground the Warriors also had four tries disallowed, whilst the usual reliable boot of Gary McClelland was off target as the full-back kicked just one goal from five attempts.

Connor Spencer, Micky Lyons (2), Karl Featherstone and Jake Corney were the men to touch down for the Leeds-based side but it not to be.

St Judes were 20-4 to the good by half-time and closed with tries from Darren Major, David Myerscough, Daryl King, Nathan Jones and John Derbyshire, whilst the boot of Scott Robinson provided three goals.


Friday May 24

Rochdale Mayfield 36 v 18 Saddleworth Rangers

Saturday May 25

Dewsbury Celtic v 58 v 12 Oulton Raiders
East Leeds 36 v 10 Stanley Rangers
Eccles 36 v 4 Millom
Waterhead 24 v 70 Bradford Dudley Hill
Wigan St Judes 26 v 22 Hunslet Warriors


Division Two round-up

A field-goal from Adam Holland in the final quarter gave LEIGH EAST a thrilling 31-30 win at ASKAM.

Earlier Holland – who also kicked five goals – Mark Fryer, Gavin Hunter, Chris Penn and Andrew Gregson had contributed to the Leigh total, although Kristian Tyson could count himself unlucky after a productive game saw him collect a try and five goals.

Other scorers for the hosts were Josh Steele, Rob Cockayne, Tom Hopkins and Dan Sayle.


Adrian Mulcahy – a try and seven goals – was amongst the points, whilst other tries went to Aaron Butterfield, Paul Greaves, Johnny Hodgson (2), Clark Thompson, Joe Crossland and Luke Maskill.

The Panther’s only bright spots were tries to Matthew Bacon and Luke Varley.

EASTMOOR DRAGONS couldn’t live with the pace and power of SHAW CROSS SHARKS as they slipped to a 44-16 defeat.

The Dragons managed tries to Jon-Lee Talbot, Gregory Wilby and Jamie Dodds, as Joseph Burns and Arnold Mawere added a goal each.

However it was never going to be enough and the Sharks powered over for nine tries in total.

There were two each for Derrell Olpherts, Kevin Dickens and Shaun Squires, as Adam Brummitt, Andrew Fawkes and John Rourke joined in. Squires chipping in with four goals for good measure.

ELLAND ran out 28-20 over West Yorkshire rivals STANNINGLEY.

Visiting centre Stuart Halliday crossed for a hat-trick in his side’s defeat, with a Brad Cox try and two goals from Callum Smithson concluding their scoring.

Cayci Pearson – a try and four goals – Olly Fairbank, Luke Reid, Tom Hall and Jorge Fairbank were the men to supply the home side’s points.

OLDHAM ST ANNES and WIDNES WEST BANK played out a high-scoring with the Saints ending 42-26 winners.

Greg Worrall, Jack White, Mark Swayne (2), Chris Bell (2) and Michael Cadd (2) were the men to touch down for the hosts as Kiel Lancashire kicked nine goals.

Widnes – who trailed 20-10 at half-time – had try scorers in the form of Ryan Bates (2), Luke Willings, Jordan White and goals from David Jones and Wayne Courtnage (2).


Saturday May 25

Askam 30 v 31 Leigh East
Castleford Panthers 8 v 46 Normanton Knights
Eastmoor Dragons 16 v 44 Shaw Cross Sharks
Elland 28 v 20 Stanningley
Oldham St Annes 42 v 26 Widnes West Bank


Division Three round-up

UNDERBANK RANGERS ran riot as they raced to a huge 132-0 win over PETERLEE PUMAS.

The Huddersfield side ran in a massive 23 tries as Krisitan Harrop helped himself to a 48-point haul thanks to two tries and 20 goals.

Craig Williams claimed four tries whilst there were hat-tricks for Corey Noel, Michael Lang and James Usher. Dave Pawson (2), Sam Hendrick, Alex Chatterton, Sam Blayden, Dan Farrand, Sam Crowther and Tom Ridson also got in on the act.

BLACKBROOK battled their way past WOOLSTON ROVERS with a 22-18 success on Friday night.

The St Helens side maintained their unbeaten run with two late tries confirming win number eight of the campaign.

Tom Hurst and Lee Marsh were the men to cross for the late touchdowns, whilst earlier Ste Parkinson, Aaron Hewitt and Greg Hale had crossed for four-pointers. Hurst landed his side’s only goal.

Woolston – who now sit fifth in the table – closed with tries from Billy Sheen, Christian Taylor, Eddie Vaughan and Scott Davidson, plus a Ryan Cosgrove conversion.

HEWORTH made it back-to-back wins with a 42-18 victory over FEATHERSTONE LIONS.

The Lions finished with tries to two tries each to Jamie Blackstone and Anthony Yates, with Jack Candlin and Lewis Young (2) supplying the goals.

However it was not enough against a Heworth side that had two-try Christian Pollock in top form.

Jonny Payne, Mark Hayes, George Wilkinson, Adam Withington, Mike Welsh and Chris Taylor all followed Pollock over the line as five goals from Tom Barron sealed an emphatic success.

The game between HINDLEY and KELLS was another where plenty of points were scored, this time it ended with the Cumbrians winning 56-24.

Scott Lofthouse and Ryan Watson both crossed twice for the visitors whilst other touchdowns came via Bradley Smith, Ben Milburn, Tony Burns, Carl Schofield, Lewis Wilson and Lewis Smith.

Ryan Robb helped his side past the half-century mark with seven goals.

Hindley did gain some reward as Steve Sutcliffe scored two tries and four goals and Kieran Whittle and Andy Wright also touched down.

PILKINGTON RECS maintained top spot thanks to a 44-18 win at WIGAN ST CUTHBERTS.

Despite tries to Earl Hurst (2), Mike Scrivens and Adam Hunt – plus a Brad Sheridan goal – St Cuthberts has now answer to a confidence looking visitors.

Richard Rafferty (2), Ryan Hillyard, Mark Ashton, Danny Halsall, Ben Gravener, Liam Bostock and Ste Charlson crossed for Pilks as Danny Lynch booted six goals.

The game between COVENTRY BEARS and CROSFIELDS was postponed and will be dealt with by the league management committee last this week.


Friday May 24

Blackbrook 22 v 18 Woolston Rovers

Saturday May 25

Coventry Bears P v P Crosfields
Heworth 42 v 18 Featherstone Lions
Hindley 24 v 56 Kells
Underbank Rangers 132 v 0 Peterlee Pumas
Wigan St Cuthberts 18 v 44 Pilkington Recs

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