National Conference League Round-up – Week 13

Premier Division round-up

LOCK LANE produced a rousing comeback to beat WATH BROW HORNETS 18-10.

The champions were 10 points ahead after 30 minutes but were eventually undone by a Castleford side that crossed for three answered tries, two of which came in the second period.

Tries from Luke Davison and Jason Connery – plus a goal from Peter Caddy – meant the Hornets were 10-6 ahead at half-time, with a the first of Danny Rowse’s three goals and a try from Craig Duncan keeping the home side in the contest.

The second half was all one-way traffic as efforts from Ben Brown and Tom Wood – both goaled by Rowse – eased Lock Lane to their eighth win of the campaign.

SIDDAL had Gavin Stead to thank as they managed a 30-22 win at HULL DOCKERS.

The centre finished with a hat-trick of tries and three goals, whilst other touchdowns from team mates Richard Lopag, Nick Smith and Craig Sanderson made the points safe.

Defeat meant the home side slipped out of the top-six but they did manager tries from Joe Williams, David Palmer and Jon Eccles, with Andy Kay supplying three goals.

A clinical display from SKIRLAUGH saw them see off MYTON WARRIORS 14-0 in their midweek clash.

Joe Hodgson and Mike Johnson were the try scorers as goals from Ross Kemp (2) and James Haynes completed the job.

THATTO HEATH CRUSADERS hit the half-century mark with a 50-4 win over LEIGH MINERS RANGERS.

Victory helped Thatto to the top of the table as they ran in nine tries in a great team performance.

Sean McDonald’s try was the only bright spot but it was never going to be enough against a home side who had marksman Shaun Quinn on target with seven conversions.

Matty Range (2), Adam Walsh (2), Anthony Bate, Ryan Heaton, Corey Lee, Andrew Stott and Alex Smith were the Crusaders to cross the line.

MYTON WARRIORS bounced back with just their third win of the season with a comprehensive 36-0 home win over INCE ROSE BRIDGE.

Bradley Krebs led the way with a hat-trick as Lee James (2) and Mark Spence also helped themselves to four-pointers.

Ashley James added conversions to all six touchdowns.

WEST HULL were too good for SKIRLAUGH as they ran out 28-10 winners.

The visitors were 16-4 to the good by the interval and closed out the win for their fifth win of the season.

Tom Saltmer and Tom Harrison grabbed tries for Skirlaugh as Ross Kemp added a goal, but it never going to be enough.

Matty Plummer (2), Lewis Jackson, Josh Hart and Aiden Morton all went over for the visitors and four goals from Scott Spaven completed the scoring.

There was a high-scoring contest at Clarington Park as WIGAN ST PATRICKS edged past YORK ACORN 32-24.

The win helped St Pats consolidate their place in the play-off positions but defeat means Acorn are still in relegation trouble.

Jayden Sandford, Tom Atherton, Anthony Griffiths, Simon Atherton and Phil Glover were the men to cross for St Pats, as Brad Smith (2) and Dean Hatton (4) supplied the extras.

For Acorn the tries went to Arron Thompson, Nick Speck, Adam Endersby and Joe Porter, with Anthony Chilton (2) and Ash Robson (2) kicking the goals.

Tuesday June 4

Myton Warriors 0 v 14 Skirlaugh

Saturday June 8

Hull Dockers 22 v 30 Siddal
Lock Lane 18 v 10 Wath Brow Hornets
Myton Warriors 36 v 0 Ince Rose Bridge
Skirlaugh 10 v 28 West Hull
Thatto Heath Crusaders 50 v 4 Leigh Miners Rangers
Wigan St Patricks 32 v 24 York Acorn


Division One round-up

Leaders WIGAN ST JUDES were pushed all the way by STANLEY RANGERS before claiming their eleventh win of the season by 28-20.

The bottom-of-the-table Wakefield side were in the contest for long spells but eventually went down after conceding five tries.

Danny Thomas, Scott Robinson, Mick Whittle, Dean Hunt and Dave Myerscough were the Wigan players to cross the whitewash Robinson also added four goals.

Danny Grice was in top form for Stanley with two tries and two goals, whilst a brace from Richard Cattley meant it was an uncomfortable afternoon for the league leaders.

HUNSLET WARRIORS kept their promotion hopes alive with a 42-34 victory over BRADFORD DUDLEY HILL.

The high-scoring affair saw a total of 14 tries scored with the Warriors kicking on from a 16-16 half-time score to claim their eighth win of the season.

Jake Corney led the way with a brace, whilst other Warriors to touchdown were Johnny Dawson, Jermaine Wray, Karl Featherstone, Gareth Brian and Daryl Gaunt. Gary McClleland booted seven goals.

Hill – who still hold on to fourth place – did cross for seven tries themselves as Ryan Dickinson, Elliott Cousins (2), Ben Cousins, Cameron Gibson and Nathan Kitson all touched down. Crucially though Kitson could only improve three of them.

EAST LEEDS were too good for city rivals MILFORD MARLINS as they ran out 23-4 winners.

The home side were restricted to a sole Aaron Jones-Bishop try, whilst Easts ran in efforts from Tom Idle, James Forsell, Jake Normington and Dave Nurse (2).

Nathan Conroy chipped in with a conversion and field-goal.

MILLOM ended a four-game losing run with a 26-16 success over WATERHEAD.

The win came thanks to tries from Anthony Green, Lee Edmondson (2), Paul Evans and Simon Pearson as Neil Shaw kicked three goals.

Terry Fitzgerald, Jake Maher and Dale Lowe responded for the Oldham-based visitors, with Jamie Mayall improving two of the efforts.

OULTON RAIDERS did just enough to get past ROCHDALE MAYFIELD 28-24.

Efforts from Alex West, Matt Calland, Luke Sampson and Paul Brierley proved in vain for the visitors as Aiden Gleeson and Todd O’Brien each kicked two goals.

The Raiders – who had trailed 12-10 at half-time – had Adam Biscombe, Haydn Mann, Tommy Griffiths, Lee Gomersall and James Cruickshank on the score sheet, with Jamie Benn and Luke Richardson (3) supplying the goals.

DEWSBURY CELTIC returned from Lancashire with the points after a 30-22 victory at SADDLEWORTH RANGERS.

The visitors led 16-10 at the interval and closed out a win thanks to tries from Pat Foulstone, Danny Crabtree, Nicki Crabtree – who also kicked five goals – Jason Muranka and Scott Green.

Saddleworth remain in a relegation fight despite three goals from Mick Coates and touchdowns to Eric Johnson (2), Josh Bradbury and Joe Boucher.

Saturday June 8

Hunslet Warriors 42 v 34 Bradford Dudley Hill
Milford Marlins 4 v 23 East Leeds
Millom 26 v 16 Waterhead
Oulton Raiders 28 v 24 Rochdale Mayfield
Saddleworth Rangers 22 v 30 Dewsbury Celtic
Stanley Rangers 20 v 28 Wigan St Judes


Division Two round-up

A try and five goals from Adie Mulcahy helped NORMANTON KNIGHTS to a comfortable 42-16 win over OLDHAM ST ANNES.

Jon Hodgson (2), Steven Lewis, Jonny Kirk and Clark Thompson also touched down as Joe Crossland added a couple more conversions.

The Saints only trailed 12-6 at the mid-way point but slipped to a fifth loss despite tries from Greg Worrall (2) and Dominic Igoe, plus two conversions from Kiel Lancashire.

ELLAND edged a hard-fought Halifax derby 12-10 against OVENDEN.

There was little between the two sides all the way through the contest with the kicking of the hosts Cayci Pearson – two goals – proving the difference.

Dean Avis and David Webb both touched down for Pearson improved tries, whilst Ovenden replied through a brace from Luke O’Mara and a goal from Luke Sandland.

WIDNES WEST BANK maintained their hold on second place with a 26-8 win at LEIGH EAST.

The hosts registered tries to Dave Aldred and Adam Holland but a five-try showing from the visitors proved to be too much.

Davey Jones – who also kicked a goal – Danny Yates, Paul Curphy, Jack White and Ryan Millington were the men to claim four-pointers as Wayne Courtenage tagged on a couple of conversions.

SHAW CROSS SHARKS claimed their sixth straight win following a 28-20 win over ASKAM.

Shaun Squires – a hat-trick and four goals – was in top form whilst the Sharks other points came via tries to Aiden Chandler and Steve Shaw.

The Cumbrian visitors hit back from 20-0 down to make a real game of it and claimed tries to James Duerden (2), Ben Lewney and Sam Broadley. Danny Sayle added two conversions.

STANNINGLEY claimed just their second win of the year thanks to a 26-18 win over fellow strugglers EASTMOOR DRAGONS.

Tom Wilson (2), Danny Rawlings, Brad Cox and Callum Smithson – who also kicked three goals – supplied the home sides points, whilst in defeat Andrew Smith, Ryan Southward and Steven Godfrey touched down, with Southward slotting over three conversions.

Saturday June 8

Elland 12 v 10 Ovenden
Leigh East 8 v 26 Widnes West Bank
Normanton Knights 42 v 16 Oldham St Annes
Shaw Cross Sharks 28 v 20 Askam
Stanningley 26 v 18 Eastmoor Dragons


Division Three round-up

Danny Lynch collected a 38-point haul in PILKINGTON REC romped to a 74-4 win over HEWORTH.

Pilks other points came from tries to Andrew Knapper (2), Jonny Peers, Greg Smith, Ste Charlson, Danny Halsall, Ryan Liptrot, Ryan Hillyard and Ian Stanley.

Mike Welsh replied for the York-based visitors.

Tyrone Dalton helped himself to a five-try haul as KELLS recorded a huge 94-0 win over FEATHERSTONE LIONS.

Dan Joyce (3), Ben Milburn (2) – and 15 goals – Scott Lofthouse (2), Sean Fitzsimmons (2), Reece O’Neil and Barry Boyd also got in on the scoring act.

UNDERBANK RANGERS cruised to a 28-0 win over COVENTRY BEARS.

Kris Harrop improved four of the tries by Sam Blayden, Richard Aka, Craig Williams, Courtney Allette and Sam Crowther.

Bottom side PETERLEE PUMAS managed four tries but were still on the receiving end of a 92-20 defeat to WOOLSTON ROVERS.

Nathan Myers grabbed two tries and two goals for the Pumas whilst Richard Foster and Wayne Wild also touched down.

However, both Troy Brophy and Christian Taylor crossed for four tries each and Eddie Vaughan wasn’t far behind with a hat-trick.

Scott Whiteley and Paul Alcock also chipped in with tries as Daniel O’Brien kicked 14 goals.

BLACKBROOK maintained their winning run with a 42-10 win on the road at WIGAN ST CUTHBERTS.

Sean Richardson and Tom Hurst helped themselves to a brace each, whilst Mark Webster, Kyle Smith and Jack Parker also crossed.

Seven goals from Steve Parkinson completed the Blackbrook points scoring, with St Cuthberts response limited to two tries from Mike Scrivens and a conversion from Brad Sheridan.

HINDLEY did just enough to see off CROSFIELDS 27-22.

Jack Reid contributed a two tries and three goals for the home side, with Matt Wilson and Danny Lee also touching down.

However it was not enough as the Wigan side hit back with tries to Steve Sutcliffe, Otto Hutszi, Kieran Whittle (2) and Paul Hersnip.

Sutcliffe (2) and Andy Wright added the goals with Whittle booting a field-goal.

Saturday June 8

Crosfields 22 v 27 Hindley
Kells 94 v 0 Featherstone Lions
Pilkington Recs 74 v 4 Heworth
Underbank Rangers 28 v 0 Coventry Bears
Woolston Rovers 92 v 20 Peterlee Pumas
Wigan St Cuthberts 10 v 42 Blackbrook

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