National Conference League Round-up – Week 15

Premier Division round-up 

WIGAN ST PATRICKS strengthened their position in the play-off places with a 43-6 home success over HULL DOCKERS. 

The win – the hosts fifth league success in a row – came following a seven-try show as hooker Brad Smith led from the front with a try and seven goals. 

Jayden Sandford (2), Tom Atherton, Jonny Brown, Keiran Harrison and Tony Suffolk also joined Smith on the score sheet, whilst a field-goal from Anthony Griffiths completed the St Pats scoring. 

For the visiting Dockers it was an afternoon to forget with the only bright spot coming when Andy Kay converted James Beaumont’s second half effort. 

LOCK LANE were knocked off the top of the table after going down 14-10 at WATH BROW HORNETS. 

There was little to choose between the top-two but the goal kicking of the Hornets Jason Connery proved the difference as the booted three goals compared to just the one from opposite marksman Danny Rowse. 

James McClelland and Ryan Amor grabbed the touchdowns for the home side, whilst a brace from Tom Wood meant that the Castleford side were always in with a chance. 

An incredible first half display helped THATTO HEATH CRUSADERS to a comfortable 60-24 win over SIDDAL. 

The St Helens-based hosts were 42-0 ahead at half-time and duly completed the win despite the visitors showing some improvement in the second period. 

Daniel Keane, Richard Mervill, Gareth Blackburn and Dominic Booth all touched down for the visitors as Gavin Stead added four conversions; however, it was mere consolation for a Siddal side which now slips to seventh in the table. 

Home full-back Shaun Quinn helped himself to a try and 10 goals in a man-of-the-match performance whilst Darren Woods was also amongst the points as he raced in for a hat-trick. 

Corey Lee, Keiron Maddocks, James Tracey, Ryan Heaton (2) and Chris Frodsham also touched down to complete a great display. 

WEST HULL kept the play-off hopes on track with a 28-18 win over YORK ACORN. 

Paul Shaw (2), Ryan Morrow, Sam Watson and Danny Swales supplied the tries for Wests as Scott Spaven added four goals. 

Acorn – who were just 12-10 adrift the interval – had a brace from Leigh Rientoul, plus efforts from Mike Embleton and Thompson to show for the efforts, with Anthony Chilton adding a conversion. 

EGREMONT RANGERS were too good for SKIRLAUGH as they ran out 38-14 winners. 

A Rhys Davies hat-trick played a major part in the win as Richard Farrer (2), Paul Corkhill and Ryan Barnes also crossed the whitewash. Five goals from Matt Bewsher completed their points haul. 

The Hull-based visitors managed two tries of their own through Matt Sheard and Dean Booth, as Ross Kemp slotted over three goals. 

EAST HULL eased themselves into mid-table with a 32-10 victory over MYTON WARRIORS. 

Tries from Dale Blakeley and Chris Lyth – plus the first of Carl Puckering’s four goals – eased the home side into a 10-0 half-time lead. 

Scott Partis, Puckering and a brace from Sam Cator underlined their dominance, with Myton just managing late efforts from Ben Cartmell and Ben Thorpe, one of which was improved by Kris Walker. 

Scott O’Brien produced a sparkling display with a hat-trick performance in LEIGH MINERS RANGERS 32-12 win over INCE ROSE BRIDGE. 

Jimmy Muir, Adam Thomason and Jonny Youds grabbed the other Miners tries as Youds (3) and Steven Marsh added the extras. 

Ince – who are in a real relegation scrap now – registered points via a brace from Michael Houghton and a goal from Chris Boylan. 

Saturday June 22 

East Hull 32 v 10 Myton Warriors

Egremont Rangers 38 v 14 Skirlaugh

Leigh Miners Rangers 32 v 12 Ince Rose Bridge

Thatto Heath Crusaders 60 v 24 Siddal

Wath Brow Hornets 14 v 10 Lock Lane

West Hull 28 v 18 York Acorn

Wigan St Patricks 43 v 6 Hull Dockers

 

Division One round-up 

OULTON RAIDERS hit the half-century mark as they cruised to a 52-22 win at SADDLEWORTH RANGERS. 

Haydn Mann helped himself to a four-try haul for the Raiders as Dom Flanagan, Lee Gomersal, Jamie Chappell and Tommy Griffiths also got in on the scoring act. Gomersall and Mann (4) added the extras. 

Saddleworth – who remain in deep relegation trouble – managed tries to Jimmy Rogers, Josh Bradbury and Phil Wood (2), whilst Michael Coates kicked three conversions. 

MILFORD MARLINS moved into fourth spot courtesy of a 24-14 win at ECCLES. 

The home side recorded tries from Louis Taylor (2) and Mike McGrath, with Andrew Muscat adding a goal, but it not going to be enough. 

The visitors led 22-4 at the break with Martin Loveridge’s fourth goal providing their only points of the second half. 

James Coates, Sam Hood, Adam Fairhead and Jamie Fields has earlier touched down for the Leeds side. 

Saturday June 22 

Eccles 14 v 24 Milford Marlins

Saddleworth Rangers 22 v 52 Oulton Raiders

 

Division Two round-up 

NORMANTON KNIGHTS increased their lead at the top of the table with a 36-22 win at LEIGH EAST. 

Both Christian Hartley and Liam Brooks helped themselves to a brace of tries each whilst there were others for Clarke Thompson and Jordan Ratcliffe and Adie Mulcahy kicked six goals. 

Leigh had trailed 34-4 on the hour mark but produced rousing final quarter to give themselves some credibility. 

Ben Horan, Mark Cahill and Kieran Gaskell all touched down in the purple patch as Adam Holland improved each score. 

James Noon had grabbed Leigh’s earlier effort. 

Saturday June 22 

Leigh East 22 v 36 Normanton Knights

 

Division Three round-up 

FEATHERSTONE LIONS claimed just the second win of the season with a 36-27 victory over WIGAN ST CUTHBERTS. 

Richard Frankland was in top form as he kicked six goals and claimed one of his side’s six tries. David Garahan, Ian Johnson, Danny Glassell, Ian Jackson and George Nuttall were the other Lions to grab four-pointers. 

A brace from Jacob Clarke, plus efforts from Barry Gregson, Ryan Ashall and Andy Moyles proved to be not enough to help St Cuthberts to the points. The home side’s goals came via Lewis Sheridan (2) and Ben Cottrill, Sheridan also adding a field-goal. 

WOOLSTON ROVERS edged their Friday night derby contest with CROSFIELDS 22-12. 

Christian Taylor, Paul Alcock, Bobby McGregor and Eddie Vaughan scored the Rovers’ touchdowns as Daniel O’Brien added three conversions. 

The Soap – who trailed 16-0 at the break – hit back with Ryan Connelly converting tries from Ben Mellor and Chris Burgess. 

PETERLEE PUMAS gave a good account of themselves despite going down 42-18 to UNDERBANK RANGERS. 

Leigh Wheatley improved touchdowns from Boawe Rankin, Jack Adamson and David Heckles for the home side that were just 18-12 down at the interval. 

However, Underbank had just too much for the north east hosts and a clinical second half display saw them claim their eleventh win of the campaign. 

Kris Harrop landed seven goals for the Huddersfield side as Joel Farrell, Dan Farrand, Courtney Allette, Alex Chatterton, Andy Boothroyd, Matt Adam and James Usher touched down. 

BLACKBROOK cruised to tenth win of the year thanks to a 50-6 success against HEWORTH. 

The visitors returned home to York with just a try and goal from Tom Barron, as the hosts raced over for ten tries in total. 

Aaron Hewitt, Lee Marsh – who also kicked four goals – and Tom Hurst all scored twice, whilst Ste Parkinson, Greg Hale, Matthew Wilson and Dave Scott completed the scoring. Parkinson added another conversion. 

Friday June 21 

Woolston Rovers 22 v 12 Crosfields 

Saturday June 22 

Blackbrook 50 v 6 Heworth

Peterlee Pumas 18 v 42 Underbank Rangers

Wigan St Cuthberts 27 v 36 Featherstone Lions

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