National Conference League Round-up – Week 16

Premier Division round-up

A late penalty goal from Danny Rowse helped LOCK LANE to a stunning 20-18 over THATTO HEATH CRUSADERS.

The late kick completed a great afternoon’s work for the scrum-half who had opened his sides try scoring account with a 36th minute effort and also finished with four goals to his name.

Thatto had looked on course for victory thanks to touchdowns from Corey Lee, Keiron Maddocks and Darren Woods, plus three goals from the boot of Shaun Quinn.

The home side – who now move back to the top of the table – had other try scores in the shape of Chris Tudor and Scott Horner.

EAST HULL caused an upset with a 20-18 win over WATH BROW HORNETS.

Four goals from Carl Puckering plus tries from Lee Steward, Aaron Pickering and Scott Partis provided the points for the home side, whilst the champions responded with a try and three goals from Jason Connery, plus other efforts from Fran King and Ian Curnow.

SIDDAL hit the half-century mark in their 50-30 victory over INCE ROSE BRIDGE.

The Wigan side did manage tries to Kieran Malone, Kenny Baker, David Connor, Robbie Valentine and Matthew Meadon, but despite those and five goals from Danny Rigby it was not enough to ease their relegation fears.

Siddal – who had led 50-12 with just over 10 minutes remaining – were in rampant form throughout and crossed for nine tries in total, with Gavin Stead improving seven of them.

Gareth Blackburn (2), Travis Fiechtner (2), Nick Smith, Sean McCormick, Daniel Patrice and Stead were the men to touch down.

LEIGH MINERS RANGERS eased to a 38-6 win over HULL DOCKERS.

The visitors could only muster a Joe Williams try and Craig Skelton goal on a disappointing afternoon.

The home side led 16-0 at the break and carried on their comprehensive performance in the second period.

Andrew Groves, Jimmy Muir and Adam Thomason all helped themselves to a brace whilst Tony Doyle also went over. Jonny Youds kicked five goals.

MYTON WARRIORS season continues to be a struggle with their latest defeat coming at home 44-4 to WIGAN ST PATRICKS.

St Pats moved into second place thanks to their ninth win of the season, with stand-off Ryan Smith playing a leading role in the success.

Matty Charnock, Andy Higham, Jayden Sandford and Dean Hatton all grabbed tries in the first half to help open up a 22-0 lead by the interval, whilst by the end of the game Ross McFarlane (2), Brad Hargreaves and Brad Smith had joined in the fun.

The extras were added by Smith (2) and Hatton (4), whilst in response the only thing Myton could muster was a Christopher Wainman touchdown.

EGREMONT RANGERS shaded a thrilling encounter at SKIRLAUGH as they won 32-30.

Both sides crossed for six tries in an absorbing contest but four goals from Matt Bewsher was just one better than opposite marksman Ross Kemp could manage.

John-Paul Brocklebank (2), Paul Corkhill, Johnny Goulding, Rhys Davies and Peter Murphy all crossed for the visiting Cumbrians, whilst in response Jonny Young, Stuart Smith, Mike Johnson, Tom Saltmer, Luke Thompson and Kemp.

WEST HULL and YORK ACORN was yet another nail-biting Premier Division game this weekend with the visitors eventually claiming the spoils 26-24.

Dan Parker (2), Sam Watson, Tom Radley and Brett Turner were the men to grab four-pointers for the Hull side, with Scott Spaven managing three goals.

Acorn – who are still nervously hovering around the drop-zone – were 16-12 behind at half-time and managed touchdowns from Nick Speck, Calum Hannigan and Joe Budd (2), with Anthony Chilton tagging on four goals.

Saturday June 29

East Hull 20 v 18 Wath Brow Hornets
Ince Rose Bridge 30 v 50 Siddal
Leigh Miners Rangers 38 v 6 Hull Dockers
Lock Lane 20 v 18 Thatto Heath Crusaders
Myton Warriors 4 v 44 Wigan St Patricks
Skirlaugh 30 v 32 Egremont Rangers
York Acorn 24 v 26 West Hull


Division One round-up

WIGAN ST JUDES maintained their push for promotion with a 44-20 win over WATERHEAD.

However, the Oldham side deserve great credit for a performance which saw them lead 8-4 at one stage.

They managed tries from Matthew Barran, Terry Fitzgerald and Fraser Coley as Jamie Mayall slotted over four conversions.

St Judes however had too much firepower in the end and hat-tricks from Paul Pendlebury and Scott Robinson, plus efforts from Scott King and Gareth Thomas – who also kicked six goals – proved to be their undoing.

OULTON RAIDERS eased to a 34-6 mid-week victory at STANLEY RANGERS.

The Thursday evening encounter saw the Raiders player-coach Jamie Benn boot five goals as Haydn Mann, Stu Biscombe, Chris Hope (2), Nathan Batty and Dom Flanagan claimed the tries.

The host’s sole bright spot came when Danny Grice converted a Joel Marsh effort in the second period.

EAST LEEDS kept themselves well in the promotion mix following a 28-16 win at ECCLES.

Nathan Conroy (2), Kyle Quinlan, Jason Priestley and Jake Normington were the men to cross the whitewash for Easts as Priestley (3) and Conroy added the extras.

Eccles battled bravely throughout the contest and ended with two tries and two goals to Andrew Muscat and another effort from Marc Gilligan.

HUNSLET WARRIORS saw off West Yorkshire rivals DEWSBURY CELTIC 24-16 at The Oval.

Gary McClelland was in the points yet again with two tries and four goals, whilst Richard Wheelhouse and Danny Wheatley were the other Warriors to touch down.

Celtic – who have now lost six of their last eight league games – responded with tries from Matt Sheridan, Pat Foulstone and Jason Muranka. Niki Crabtree chipped in with two goals.

MILFORD MARLINS remain fourth after a 24-8 win over SADDLEWORTH RANGERS.

The Rangers remain deep in relegation trouble despite leading 8-6 at half-time thank to a try from Danny Turner and two goals from Michael Coates.

The Leeds hosts pulled clear in the second half and their points came via a try and four goals from Martin Loveridge and touchdowns from Arron Jones-Bishop, Matt Harding and Ryan Oxtoby.

ROCHDALE MAYFIELD returned from BRADFORD DUDLEY HILL with the points following a sensational 50-38 win.

Lewis Sheridan led the way with a 22-point haul – two tries and seven goals – whilst Paul Brierley and Matt Calland also grabbed a brace.

Joe Quanici, Todd O’Brien and Dan Kerman also touched down whilst the home side had to settle for a try and five goals to Nathan Kitson, two tries each from Kenny Smith and Damian Smith, and touchdowns to William Woodhead and Lewis Evans.

Thursday June 27

Stanley Rangers 6 v 34 Oulton Raiders

Saturday June 29

Bradford Dudley Hill 38 v 50 Rochdale Mayfield
Eccles 16 v 28 East Leeds
Hunslet Warriors 24 v 16 Dewsbury Celtic
Milford Marlins 24 v 8 Saddleworth Rangers
Waterhead 20 v 44 Wigan St Judes


Division Two round-up

SHAW CROSS SHARKS closed the gap on leaders Normanton Knights with a 26-16 victory at OVENDEN.

Ross Roebuck, Ryan Chalkley and Martin Woodhead tries sent the Sharks on their way, before second half efforts from Andrew Fawkes and Derrell Olpherts, plus the final of Danny Flower three goals, made the game safe.

The home side did rally late on and finished with tries to Gareth English, Gareth Jones and Chris Geoghegan, along with two goals from Luke O’Mara.

EASTMOOR DRAGONS slipped to their tenth defeat of the season as they went down 24-22 to ASKAM.

The Cumbrians registered tries to James Duerden, Sam Broadley, Ryan Tippett and Joe Dowsett with Kristian Tyson adding five goals.

The Dragons – who led right up until Dowsett’s 77th minute effort – had a try and three goals from Ryan Southward, plus other efforts from Ryan Thurston, Greg Wilby and Sam Evans.

ELLAND were made to work hard by CASTLEFORD PANTHERS before eventually prevailing 26-20.

Cayci Pearson led the way for the home side with a try and five goals and this complimented efforts from David Webb, Jorge Fairbank and Jack Fairbank.

The Panthers had a last minute try and a second goal from John Brummitt to make the score line close, whilst earlier Sam Waite, Luke Varley and Tom Holland had crossed.

LEIGH EAST hit top form in attack as they ran out 46-30 winners over OLDHAM ST ANNES.

Ryan O’Toole and Dale Allred both scored twice, Ben Horan, Ian Jolley, Sam Grainey and Damon Fishwick also touched down and Adam Holland added a seven goal haul.

The Saints – who remain mid-table – had led 24-14 at half-time before falling away in the second period.

Kendal Davies was on form for Oldham and claimed a hat-trick, with Chris Bell and Michael Cadd adding the other tries for Oldham. Kiel Lancashire improved each effort.

WIDNES WEST BANK cruised to a 54-10 win over struggling STANNINGLEY.

The Leeds side were 48 points down before late tries to Matthew Brook and Mike Holmes – one of which Russ Cartmell improved – gave them some consolation.

Luke Willings led the way for Widnes with a well-taken treble and Wayne Courtenage chipped in with a try and goal.

David Jones – a hat-trick and six goals – was in fine form whilst David Murphy, Stu Harland and Ste Curphy also added their names to the score sheet.

Saturday June 29

Eastmoor Dragons 22 v 24 Askam
Elland 26 v 20 Castleford Panthers
Leigh East 46 v 30 Oldham St Annes
Ovenden 16 v 26 Shaw Cross Sharks
Widnes West Bank 54 v 10 Stanningley


Division Three round-up

PILKINGTON RECS ground out a 20-16 derby win at title rivals BLACKBROOK.

Pilks – who continue to lead the table by two points – had try scorers in Gareth Haggerty (2) and Liam Bostock whilst the boot of Danny Lynch supplied four goals.

Blackbrook trailed 16-6 at the break and in the end tries from Greg Hale, Jordan Welsby and Lee Johnson, plus two Stephen Parkinson conversions counted for nothing.

A try from Reece Needham and goal from Steve Coleman were all COVENTRY BEARS could muster in their 48-6 home defeat to KELLS.

Ben Milburn – two tries and four goals – was in the points whilst there was also a brace each for Barry Boyd and Tyrone Dalton.

Tony Burns and Reece O’Neil also crossed and Ryan Robb chipped in with a couple of conversions.

Fast-improving PETERLEE PUMAS went close before going down 30-18 to FEATHERSTONE LIONS.

Connor Grainger crossed twice for the Pumas, with Leigh Wheatley and Zac McLuskey also went in. Paul Flynn adding a conversion.

David Garahan and Craig Machin bagged a brace apiece for the Lions whilst Liam Ripley and Kyle Littlewood also scored. Ian Jackson finished with three goals.

UNDERBANK RANGERS raced to a huge 70-0 win over HINDLEY.

Michael Lang, Corey Noel and Lee St Hilaire all scored twice for a Rangers side which were 36-0 in front after the first forty.

James Usher added a try and three goals, while Rob Joyce, Will Midgley, Dave Valentine, Paul Horsfall, Joel Farrell and Matt Adam all crossed the line. Kris Harrop landed six more goals.

WIGAN ST CUTHBERTS claimed their third win of the campaign after a 16-6 win over HEWORTH.

The struggling York side managed a try from Gary Watkinson and conversion from Tom Barron, but it was not enough as Liam Killinger and Jack Fishwick touchdowns, plus four Ben Cottrill goals were enough for the hosts.

Saturday June 29

Blackbrook 16 v 20 Pilkington Recs
Coventry Bears 6 v 48 Kells
Peterlee Pumas 18 v 30 Featherstone Lions
Underbank Rangers 70 v 0 Hindley
Wigan St Cuthberts 16 v 6 Heworth

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