National Conference League Round-up – Week 8

 

Premier Division round-up

INCE ROSE BRIDGE produced their best performance of the season to run out 36-24 winners over HULL DOCKERS.

Jamie Malone and Tom Whittle both grabbed a brace whilst the hosts other touchdowns came from Adam Dwyer, Ryan Eccleston and Matthew Meaden. Chris Boylan tagged on four goals.

The defeat was Dockers first of the season as they managed to register tries to James Beamont, Gareth Moore, Jon Eccles and Mike Ayres, plus four goals from the boot of Andy Kaye.

Honours were even as EAST HULL and WIGAN ST PATRICKS played out a 16-16 draw.

Both sides crossed for three tries each with the goal kickers – Carl Puckering and Bradley Smith – adding two goals apiece.

Robbie Smith (2) and Craig Cook were the men to cross for the home side but their efforts were cancelled out by Dan Birkett, Ryan Smith and Matty Charnock.

Leaders EGREMONT RANGERS maintained their place at the top of the table with a 44-14 victory over SIDDAL.

John Paul Brocklebank helped himself to a hat-trick as the Cumbrians shrugged off the dismissal of Matthew Bewsher to record an emphatic win.

Man-of-the-match James McDonald – a try and six goals – was in top form whilst Richard Farrer, Jack Stainton and Malcolm Caton also crossed the whitewash.

The visitors had trailed 22-10 at the break despite taking an early lead thanks to a Richard Lopag try, whilst a further Lopag effort, one more from Emmerson Newburn and a Chris Brooke goal all proved to be in vain.

SKIRLAUGH slipped to a sixth straight defeat going down 12-6 to WATH BROW HORNETS.

A try from Scott Pink got the champions off to the perfect start, although they didn’t seal the points until Mark Watson’s second goal of the afternoon followed a late David Byers effort.

In between times Jason Bell had improved a Scott Mountain four-pointer to give the Hull outfit some hope.

THATTO HEATH CRUSADERS ended a four-match winning streak for LOCK LANE with a 34-20 win.

Shaun Quinn kicked five goals to go along with tries from Keiron Maddocks, Stephen Lucas, Adam Walsh, Corey Lee, Darren Woods and Dave Pike.

The Castleford-based visitors only trailed 22-16 at half-time and crossed for four tries of their own in an entertaining contest.

Danny Rowse – who also kicked two goals – Nicky Saxton, Adam Garlick and Joe Burton supplied the points.

WEST HULL cruised to a 34-8 derby success over MYTON WARRIORS.

Myton – defeated Grand Finalists just six months ago – could only muster tries to Lee James and Ben Thorpe as they slipped to a fourth defeat in five games.

The home side – who led just 12-8 at the midway point – has try scorers in Scott Spaven, Sam Watson, Danny Bloom, Ryan Morrow, Matt Plummer and Paul Shaw, with Spaven (4) and Watson landing the goals.

YORK ACORN remain at the foot of the table following a 24-14 loss against LEIGH MINERS RANGERS.

A Scott O’Brien try and Jonny Youds conversion gave the visitors a narrow half-time lead, before the Miners powered clear with a strong final quarter.

O’Brien, Daryl Kay and Ryan Monaghan – plus three more goals from Youds – completed the scoring in the last 20 minutes as Leigh rallied from trailing 14-6.

Acorn had taken the lead thanks to tries to Adam Sellers, Davey Burns and Ryan Gallacher, with Anthony Chilton adding a conversion.

PREMIER DIVISION

Saturday April 27

East Hull 16 v 16 Wigan St Patricks
Egremont Rangers 44 v 14 Siddal
Ince Rose Bridge 36 v 24 Hull Dockers
Skirlaugh 6 v 12 Wath Brow Hornets
Thatto Heath Crusaders 34 v 20 Lock Lane
West Hull 34 v 8 Myton Warriors
York Acorn 14 v 24 Leigh Miners Rangers

 

Division One round-up

WIGAN ST JUDES left it late as they edged past ROCHDALE MAYFIELD 32-22.

Tries from Paul Pendlebury and Tom Owen where both improved by Gareth Thomas – who ended with four goals – as the leaders overturned a 22-20 deficit.

The other St Judes touchdowns came from Scott Robinson, Dean Hunt, Nathan Jones and Dave Carney, whilst Mayfield replied via Ryan Brierley, Luke Sampson and Sam Butterworth (2), plus three Aiden Gleeson goals.

BRADFORD DUDLEY HILL came out on top 32-26 in a high scoring encounter with ECCLES.

The Manchester side are still looking for their first win of the season and looked on course to take it thanks to tries to Mick O’Boyle, Mike McGrath, Joe Connor, Will Rigby and Danny Trimble along with three Andrew Muscat goals.

Hill – who move fourth thanks to the win – had Nathan Kitson on target with four goals which supplemented six tries from Cameron Gibson, Adam Jefferson, Neil Wall, Steve Lamond, Kenny Smith and Bolu Fagborun.

MILLOM took the spoils with a 14-10 win over fellow strugglers SADDLEWORTH RANGERS.

Paul Evans – who also kicked three goals and Ethan Kelly supplied the Woollybacks points, whilst a brace from Marlon Miller and Michael Coates conversion proved in vain.

OULTON RAIDERS romped to a 38-0 victory over STANLEY RANGERS.

Danny Stanley led the way with a three tries and five goals, whilst Danny Hardy also crossed for a hat-trick of touchdowns.

Matty Bullough claimed the Raiders other score and his side now sit second in the table.

The goal kicking of Michael Diveney proved to the difference as WATERHEAD saw off MILFORD MARLINS 31-24.

The side both crossed for five tries each but Diveney’s five goals and a field-goal compared to two conversions from Martin Loveridge proved to be the difference.

Alan Williamson (2), Craig Highton, Dale Lowe and Diveney all crossed for the hosts, whilst John Plunkett, Jamie Barry, Craig Harrison, James Coates and Danny Horner.

HUNSLET WARRIORS proved too strong for DEWSBURY CELTIC as they ran out 38-16 winners.

The home side managed tries to Bartley O’Brien, Dave Adleigh, Danny Crabtree and Mike Foulstone, but it was never going to be enough against an impressive Warriors.

First half efforts to Micky Lyons, Caldon Bravo, Chris Buttery and Daryl Gaunt – plus the first two of Gary McClelland’s five goals – made it 20-4 at the interval, before second half touchdowns to Gaunt, McClelland and Lloyd Templeton sealed the win.

DIVISION ONE

Saturday April 27

Bradford Dudley Hill 32 v 26 Eccles
Dewsbury Celtic 16 v 38 Hunslet Warriors
Millom 14 v 10 Saddleworth Rangers
Oulton Raiders 38 v 0 Stanley Rangers
Rochdale Mayfield 22 v 32 Wigan St Judes
Waterhead 31 v 24 Milford Marlins

 

Division Two round-up

SHAW CROSS SHARKS won their table-topping clash with NORMANTON KNIGHTS 30-18.

The visiting Sharks trailed 10-4 at the break but hit back in style to record their fifth win of the season and in doing so cut the Knights lead at the top of the table to just a single point.

Aiden Chandler was the sole Shaw Cross try scorer in the first period before Derrell Olpherts (2), Andrew Fawkes, Danny Flowers and Shaun Squires all touched down in the second half, as Squires also added three conversions.

Paul Greaves and Jordan Ratcliffe touched to give the Knights a great start, before Jonathan Hodgson and Matthew Wood added further tries. Adrian Mulcahy slotted over a conversion.

ELLAND returned from Cumbria empty handed after going down 34-18 at ASKAM.

A brace apiece for Rob Cockayne and James Gordon led the way for the home side, whilst other try scorers were Darren Duerden and Adam Jackson. Kristian Tyson kicked five goals.

The Halifax side registered tries to Jack Fairbank (2), Richard Crawshaw and Jorge Fairbank as Philip Taylor slotted over a conversion.

CASTLEFORD PANTHERS slipped to a home defeat to OLDHAM ST ANNES going down 36-8.

Lee Norton and John Brummitt managed consolation efforts for the Panthers, but they were no match for a St Annes side that claimed seven touchdowns.

Terry Whaley, Neil Collins (2), Greg Worrall, Matthew Fogarty, John Fox and Luke Makin all got their names on the score sheet and four goals from Kiel Lancashire completed the win.

OVENDEN were made to work hard for their 32-18 win over EASTMOOR DRAGONS.

The Dragons took an early lead thanks to an Ashley Allman try and the first of Arnold Mawere’s three goals; however, despite managing other efforts from Greg Wilby and a second from Allman it was not to be.

The visitors had Luke Sandland on form – four goals and a try – whilst Chris Geoghegan (2), Jason Dodd, Shaun Smith and Luke O’Mara.

A Nathan Telford try and Stuart Halliday conversion were the only points STANNINGLEY could muster as they went down 48-6 to WIDNES WEST BANK.

Jack White claimed a hat-trick for the visitors with other touchdowns going to Luke Willings (2), Alex Brown, Danny Yates, Mark Hardman and Paul Curphy. Six goals from the boot of David Jones completed the rout.

DIVISION TWO

Saturday April 27

Askam 34 v 18 Elland
Castleford Panthers 8 v 36 Oldham St Annes
Eastmoor Dragons 18 v 32 Ovenden
Normanton Knights 18 v 30 Shaw Cross Sharks
Stanningley 6 v 48 Widnes West Bank

 

Division Three round-up

KELLS extended their winning run with a big 60-10 victory at CROSFIELDS.

The Cumbrians ran in 12 tries in a dominant display which sees them maintain their position at the top of the table.

Ben Mellor and Ben Thompson crossed for the home sides tries in the opening period, whilst the boot of Jack Reid completed the scoring.

Reece O’Neil and Scott Lofthouse both scored twice and Ben Milburn chipped in with a try and six goals.

The other touchdowns went to Craig Benson, Lewis Smith, Tony Burns, Ryan Watson, Daniel Joyce, Tyrone Dalton and Lewis Wilson.

BLACKBROOK are another side who have yet to taste defeat and they claimed their fifth win from as many games thanks to a 46-14 win over COVENTRY BEARS.

Greg Hale and Aaron Hewitt both helped themselves to hat-tricks with John Glover and Chris Springfield adding the others. Stephen Parkinson duly added seven goals.

The Bears – who trailed just 18-10 at half-time – managed tries to Fabrizio Ciaurro (2) and Richard Synott, one of which was improved by Ste Coleman.

HINDLEY had too much firepower for HEWORTH as they cruised to a 42-16 success.

Kieran Whittle enjoyed a great afternoon with a hat-trick and Wayne Crook, Darren Picton, Rob Bailey and Paul Hersnip also touched down. Steve Sutcliffe (5) and Andy Wright (2) landed the extras.

The visitors returned to York with tries to Christian Pollock, Jonny Payne and Adam Jones, with Pollock tagging on a couple of goals.

PILKINGTON RECS racked up the points as they clinched a 70-0 win at PETERLEE PUMAS.

Pilks crossed for 12 tries in total through Richard Rafferty (3), Danny Lynch, Andrew Knapper (2), Ryan Liptrot, Ryan Rogers (2), Mike Garrity and Josh Leatherbarrow. Lynch added 11 goals to make it a happy trip back to St Helens.

WOOLSTON ROVERS were another side to record a big win as they ran out 78-12 winners over FEATHERSTONE LIONS.

The Lions points came via two Lewis Young tries which were both converted by Richard Frankland, but they had no answer to a Rovers side that had a four-try performer in Ryan Jones.

Troy Brophy also claimed a hat-trick whilst there were two tries each to Christian Taylor and Billy Maunder. Daniel Heaton, Andy Addison, Scott Davidson and Mark Robinson also went over as Daniel O’Brien (7) and Ben Moores (2) added the goals.

UNDERBANK RANGERS are fourth in the table after seeing off WIGAN ST CUTHBERTS 34-18.

Jamie Dallimore – who also kicked two goals – Earl Hurst and Jacob Clarke were the St Cuthberts points scorers, whilst Kris Harup hit form for the visitors with a try and seven goals.

Matt Adam, Sam Blaydon, Corey Noel and Dan Power all grabbed a try to make it a happy trip back over the Pennines.

DIVISION THREE

Saturday April 27

Blackbrook 46 v 14 Coventry Bears
Crosfields 10 v 60 Kells
Hindley 42 v 16 Heworth
Peterlee Pumas 0 v 70 Pilkington Recs
Woolston Rovers 78 v 12 Featherstone Lions
Wigan St Cuthberts 18 v 34 Underbank Rangers

 

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