National Conference League Round-up – Week 9


Premier Division round-up

LOCK LANE maintained their fine start to the season with a 26-20 win over WIGAN ST PATRICKS.

Winger Brad Cable was the match winner for the home side as he touched down twice in the final three minutes to give the Castleford side their sixth win of the campaign.

Other Lock Lane try scorers were Luke Tagg, Adam Garlick and Phil Lythe as scrum-half Danny Rowse added three goals.

St Pats – who led 10-4 at the interval – registered four tries of their own as Matty Charnock (2), Simon Atherton and Anthony Griffiths all touched down, whilst Bradley Smith and Dan Birkett both kicked a goal.

MYTON WARRIORS slipped to a fifth defeat when they edged out 29-27 against city rivals EAST HULL on Thursday night.

Brad Krebs claimed a hat-trick for the home side and Lee James also touched down, and despite also adding five goals from Ash James and a Kris Walker field-goal it was not enough.

Easts – who had trailed 16-10 at half-time – hit back with tries to Lee Radford (2), Gary Noble, Craig Cook and Ashley Thackeray, with four conversions and field-goal from Carl Puckering proving crucial.

INCE ROSE BRIDGE claimed their third straight win with a shock 40-28 victory over EGREMONT RANGERS.

Kieran Eccleston, Tom Whittle and Ritchie Shaw all touched down twice for the Wigan side, whilst Michael Houghton also added a four-pointer.

Chris Boyland (5) and Connor Matthews added the goals to cap a great performance, with the Cumbrians Peter Bewsher on target twice with the boot.

The home side crossed for six tries of their own as Kallum Rolandson (2), Leon Crellin, Alistair Leak, Johnny Goulding and Kieron Glenn all went over. Despite the loss they still lead the Premier Division table.

WEST HULL moved above LEIGH MINERS RANGERS courtesy of a 36-18 success at Twist Lane.

There was not much to choose between the two sides after a tight first half but the visitors cut loose in the second period to wrap up the win.

Aiden Morton (2), Luke Foster, Ryan Morrow, Danny Bloom, Brett Turner and Tom Radley were the men to cross for the Hull side as Sam Watson and Josh Hart both kicked a couple of goals.

For Miners Andrew Hodson, Jonny Youds and Scott O’Brien grabbed the tries and Youds tagged on a conversion.

THATTO HEATH CRUSADERS returned from HULL DOCKERS with the points after a 42-18 win.

Three Crusaders claimed braces with Corey Lee, Ste Woods and Adam Walsh all doubling up and Jack Jones and Matty Range both getting in on the act.

Five Shaun Quinn goals completed the Thatto points spree in a contest that saw Andy Kay on target just once with the boot for the home side.

The hosts crossed four times with Craig Skelton, Jack Snowden, Paul Fletcher and James Beaumont getting their names on the score sheet.

SKIRLAUGH picked up their first points of the season with a nervy 23-16 win over fellow strugglers YORK ACORN.

Dave Fletcher led the way with a two-try effort while the Hull sides other points came via touchdowns to Alex Foster and James Haynes, along with three Jason Bell goals and a field-goal from Chris Brown.

Acorn – who are now adrift at the foot of the table – had try scorers in Alan Willetts, Tom Hill and Joe Porter, as Anthony Chilton improved two of them.

SIDDAL produced a great display to run out 18-16 winners at WATH BROW HORNETS.

The Halifax side opened up a 10-6 lead by half-time and held on to that advantage to register their fourth win from seven games.

Emerson Newburn (2), Nick Smith and Craig Sanderson crossed the line for the visitors as Gareth Blackburn added a goal.

The Hornets – who slip to fourth – had tries from Jamie Devine, Charlie Tomlinson and Luke Davison to show for their efforts, whilst a goal each from Mark Watson and Peter Caddy made for a close finish.


Thursday May 2

Myton Warriors 27 v 29 East Hull

Saturday May 4

Hull Dockers 18 v 42 Thatto Heath Crusaders
Ince Rose Bridge 40 v 28 Egremont Rangers
Leigh Miners Rangers 18 v 36 West Hull
Lock Lane 26 v 20 Wigan St Patricks
Skirlaugh 23 v 16 York Acorn
Wath Brow Hornets 16 v 18 Siddal


Division One round-up

MILFORD MARLINS kept the pressure up at the top of the table with a big 52-4 win over STANLEY RANGERS.

The Wakefield-based visitors could only manage a try from Richard Cattley and were completely out played by the impressive Marlins who crossed for nine tries.

Adam Fairhead and Ryan Oxtoby both scored twice, whilst other efforts came from Sam Hood, Sam Morton, James Barry, Shane Tasker-Howard and Josh Parle, as Martin Loveridge booted eight goals.

EAST LEEDS came out on top in the West Yorkshire derby with BRADFORD DUDLEY HILL running out 28-12 winners.

The sides were tied 6-6 at the mid-way point before the hosts powered clear to claim their fourth win of 2013.

Jack Ely impressed with a hat-trick whilst Kyle Quinlan and Joey Walkin also touched down for the home side and Tom Sheldrake (3) and Jason Priestley added the extras.

The visitors had Nathan Kitson in form as he claimed all his sides points with two tries and two conversions.

ECCLES won an entertaining encounter with DEWSBURY CELTIC 34-20 to move off the foot of the table.

Richard Openshaw bagged a brace and Payden Candland, Will Rigby and Bradley Lansdale also crossed for the Manchester side.

Andrew Muscat landed seven goals to push his side further clear, although Celtic did hit back scoring five tries of their own.

Niki Crabtree couldn’t convert his or tries to Anthony Dunford (2), James Eatherley and Hafeez Yesufu.

Leaders WIGAN ST JUDES continued their fine start to the season with a 34-26 over WATERHEAD.

A hat-trick and four goals from Scott Robinson played a huge part in the win, whilst two tries from Daryl King, plus a further effort Dean Hunt and goal from Gareth Thomas concluded St Judes scoring.

Waterhead – who trailed just 16-12 at half-time – pushed their Wigan opponents all the way and managed five tries from Alan Williamson, Terry Fitzgerald, Craig Highton, Martin Sarsfield and dALE Lowe. Michael Diveney (2) and Fitzgerald added the goals.

The game between HUNSLET WARRIORS and ROCHDALE MAYFIELD was abandoned after 56 minutes.

The Warriors were leading 28-10 at the time but the NCL Management will meet to investigate the contest and decide on whether the result will stand.



Saturday May 4

East Leeds 28 v 12 Bradford Dudley Hill
Eccles 34 v 20 Dewsbury Celtic
Hunslet Warriors A v A Rochdale Mayfield
Milford Marlins 52 v 4 Stanley Rangers
Wigan St Judes 34 v 26 Waterhead


Division Two round-up

Over 100 points were scored as OLDHAM ST ANNES ran out 74-28 winners over STANNINGLEY.

A 30 point haul from Kiel Lancashire – two tries and 11 goals – led the way for the Saints who also had hat-tricks from Michael Fogerty, Liam Collins and Michael Cadd to show.

Lee Forsyth and Ryan Powell grabbed the remaining tries, whilst for the visitors Tom Kent crossed twice. Tom Sharp, Tom Wilson and Alistair Riley also touched down and Callum Smithson kicked four goals.

ASKAM produced an accomplished performance running out 48-4 winners over EASTMOOR DRAGONS.

The visitors battled bravely and gained some reward through a Lee Whiteley try, but that proved to be as good as it got.

The Cumbrians raced in for nine tries in total with four Kristian Tyson goals completing their scoring spree.

Tyson, Dan Sayle (2), Joe Dowsett, James Duerden, Rory Marshall, Jonathan Walsh and Mark Tyson were the men to touch down.

ELLAND were too strong for LEIGH EAST closing out a 32-6 home win.

Cayci Person – a try and four goals – Ethan Ingham, Liam Manning, Jack Fairbank, Dean Alvis and Jorge Fairbank supplied the Halifax sides points, with a Daniel Weaving try and Thomas Worthington conversion all Easts could muster in response.

NORMANTON KNIGHTS overcame a half-time deficit to record a 34-20 success over OVENDEN.

Paul Groves crossed twice for the Knights with Adrian Mulcahy adding a try and five goals and Adam Salter, Thomas Alexander and James Smith also crossing.

Luke Sandland was on target with four goals as Luke O’Mara and Gareth English both touched down for Ovenden.

CASTLEFORD PANTHERS slipped to a 48-12 defeat at WIDNES WEST BANK.

Tries to John Brummit and James Fox, plus two goals form Callum Butler had kept the visitors in touch at 16-12 as the game approached the hour-mark, however a late scoring burst from Widnes finished the game.

Jack White, Ryan Millington and Luke Willings all scored twice while David Jones chipped in with a try and three goals.

Terence Cowan, Paul Curphey and Richard Arnold completed the try haul and Wayne Courtenage’s goals completed matters.


Saturday May 4

Askam 48 v4 Eastmoor Dragons
Elland 32 v 6 Leigh East
Normanton Knights 34 v 20 Ovenden
Oldham St Annes 74 v 28 Stanningley
Widnes West Bank 48 v 12 Castleford Panthers


Division Three round-up

A 26-point haul – two tries and nine goals – from Neil Barrett helped UNDERBANK RANGERS to a 58-8 win over CROSFIELDS.

The Huddersfield side also registered tries to Corey Noel, Michael Lang and Andy Boothroyd – all with two – Courtney Allette and Alex Chatterton.

In response Crosfields managed efforts from Chris Burgess and Nathan Hamilton.

BLACKBROOK kept their winning run going with a comfortable 54-8 victory over HINDLEY.

The Wigan-based visitors managed first half efforts to Dean Briscoe and Kieran Whittle but by the half-time break were 32-8 down.

An Aaron Hewitt hat-trick was the standout performance from the hosts, as Tommy Cunningham and Greg Hale both grabbed a brace.

Steven Parkinson was in the points with a try and seven goals, whilst Ian Marsh and Mark Webster touched down to complete a good afternoon’s work.

PILKINGTON RECS kept the pressure on at the top of the table with a 38-6 win at FEATHERSTONE LIONS.

The Lions could only manage a Ricky Williamson try and Rich Frankland conversion as a late consolation as they slipped to sixth defeat in seven games.

Pilks dominated throughout and close with tries to Ryan Rogers (2), Kieran Knapper (2), Andrew Knapper, Ste Charlson and Mark Brady. Five of which were improved by Danny Lynch.

KELLS passed the half-century mark with a 56-12 win at HEWORTH.

The Cumbrian outfit turned in a 10-try display as Tyrone Dalton (2), Ben Milburn, Scott Lofthouse, Reece O’Neil, Gary Johnson, Jordan Burns, Bradley Smith, Ross Ainley and Ryan Watson crossed the line. Milburn (2) and Ryan Robb (6) adding the extras.

Heworth managed a converted try in each half through Christian Pollock and Jonny Payne, both of which Pollock improved.

WOOLSTON ROVERS were too good for WIGAN ST CUTHBERTS as they secured a 30-10 win.

Daniel O’Brien improved tries from Chris Mellor (2), Ben Moores, James Rosson and Mark Robinson to complete the Rovers scoring, whilst in response St Cuthberts had tries to Jack Fishwick and Nick Lowery. One of which was improved by Ben Cotterill.


Saturday May 4

Blackbrook 54 v 8 Hindley
Featherstone Lions 6 v 38 Pilkington Recs
Kells 56 v 12 Heworth
Underbank Rangers 58 v 8 Crosfields
Wigan St Cuthberts 10 v 30 Woolston Rovers


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