National Conference round-up: March 8th


WATH BROW HORNETS are the early leaders of the NCL Premier Division following a 38-4 win at WIGAN ST PATRICKS.

A Brad Hargreaves effort kept the hosts in the contest at half-time but they had no answer to the Cumbrians in the second period.

Scott Pink (2) and Fran King crossed for the Hornet’s first half points and they were followed over the whitewash by Matt Huby, Ryan Doran, Jamie Devine, Peter Caddy and Luke Davison, whilst three goals from Pink concluded the scoring.

THATTO HEATH CRUSADERS made it two wins from as many games with a 30-10 success over HULL DOCKERS.

The St Helens-based visitors registered tries through Jack Jones, David Sutton, Adam Walsh and Corey Lee (2), as Shaun Quinn (4) and Sean Leicester added the goals.

The hosts – who actually led 4-0 at the interval – could only muster efforts from Mike Jarvis and Kallum Birch, the latter converted by Chris Stephenson.

HUNSLET WARRIORS search for a first win will go on for at least another week after the slipped to a narrow 20-16 defeat to WEST HULL.

The Leeds side managed touchdowns from Gary McClelland – who also added two goals – Richard Wheelhouse and Chris Hartley but were ultimately undone by a four-try showing from Wests.

Scrum-half Josh Hart led the way with a brace and he was followed over the line by Sam Radford and Callum Windley. Ian Kerman chipped in with a couple of goals.

LEIGH MINERS RANGERS got their season up and running with a 24-17 victory over SIDDAL.

There was nothing to choose between the two sides as they went in at the break locked at 10-10, however, the home side got the better of the second half to pick up the points.

Jack Probert (2), Kieron Eccleston, Adam Thomason and Scott O’Brien were the Miners try scorers as Jonny Youds landed two conversions, and that proved to be enough to see off the Halifax-based visitors.

Nick Smith, Daniel Keane and James Chapman replied in vain whilst Gareth Blackburn kicked two goals and Shaun Garrod landed a field-goal.

LOCK LANE ran in 11 tries as they thrashed EAST HULL 62-16.

Nicky Saxton impressed with a hat-trick whilst other four-pointers came via Liam Hands, Jack Cockerham, Craig Duncan, James Cryer, Michael Hayward, Joseph Groves, Danny Rowse and Daniel Holmes.

Eight goals from Rowse and one from Nathan Fozzard eased them past the 60-point mark.

In response managed two Scott Yeaman goals and tries from Lee Steward, Mark Moore and Lewis Straw.

EAST LEEDS continued their great start to life in the top-flight with a 16-8 win at SKIRLAUGH.

A 73rd minute try from winger Kyle Quinlan – his second of the match – proved crucial as Easts other points came from a try to David Nurse and two Nathan Conroy conversions.

The home side were kept in the contest thanks to Samuel Walsh effort and goals from Joe McLocklan and Ross Kemp.

EGREMONT RANGERS returned home with the points from their visit to WIGAN ST JUDES.

Rhys Davies, Keiran Glenn, Jack Stainton and Matthew Henson all crossed for the Cumbrians as Matthew Bewsher (2) and Matthew Henson added the extras.

The home side – who trailed 10-0 at the break – responded with tries from Stephen King and Dean Hunt, plus a goal from Scott Robinson.

Premier Division

Hull Dockers 10 v 30 Thatto Heath Crusaders

Hunslet Warriors 16 v 20 West Hull

Leigh Miners Rangers 24 v 17 Siddal

Lock Lane 62 v 16 East Hull

Skirlaugh 8 v 16 East Leeds

Wigan St Judes 10 v 22 Egremont Rangers

Wigan St Patricks 4 v 38 Wath Brow Hornets


OULTON RAIDERS picked up their second straight win thanks to a 28-16 success over ROCHDALE MAYFIELD.

Tries from Dominic Flanagan, Chris Hope and Danny Stanley  – who finished with a four-goal haul – helped them build a 16-16 half-time lead, before second half efforts from James Cruickshank and Declan Storey made the game safe.

The visitors crossed for three tries of their own whilst Sam Butterworth chipped in with a couple of conversions.

Joe Quanici, Matt Calland and Ieuan Higgs were the men to cross the whitewash.

A late try from Gary Winstanley – with Danny Winstanley landing his third goal – helped INCE ROSE BRIDGE edge MYTON WARRIORS 22-20.

Joe Higham, Phil Glover and Adam Dwyer posted Ince’s earlier touchdowns, whilst Ryan Walker (2) and Alan Dunham crossed for Myton and Ash James landed four goals.

Three late tries helped MILFORD MARLINS storm back to win 26-24 against ECCLES.

Sam Hood, James Barry and Ryan Oxtoby were the men to cross late on with Oxtoby crucially improving the final score.

Brad Ibbotson and John Plunkett had crossed earlier for Milford with Oxtoby on target with his first two goals.

Eccles – who had led 24-12 with 10 minutes left – scored their points through four Jordan Parker goals and tries to Jayden Lund (3) and Christian Higgins.

Lee Maskill helped himself to a hat-trick but it wasn’t enough to stop NORMANTON KNIGHTS slipping to a 30-24 defeat to DEWSBURY CELTIC.

Danny Samuel, Josh Brooke, Eddie Kilroy, Scott Green and Matthew Sheridan all touched down for Celtic as Pat Foulstone completed a five-goal haul.

Joe Crossland and Clark Thompson grabbed the other Knights touchdowns and Adie Mulcahy landed two goals.

SADDLEWORTH RANGERS did just enough as they beat MILLOM 26-22.

Winger Benji Lloyd touched down late on to settle the evenly matched contest with his effort supplementing earlier scores from Josh Bradbury, Adam Walker, Thomas Robinson and Chris Conway, plus three Michael Coates goals.

The hosts Paul Evans also landed three conversions whilst their four tries came via Dan White, Lee Edmondson, Adam Kelly and Anthony Dixon.

SHAW CROSS SHARKS did just enough to hold off YORK ACORN as the won 12-8.

Acorn scored the first and last tries – through Leigh Rientoul and Adam Endersby – but in between times the Sharks hit back with tries to Danny Flowers and Danny Annakin, plus conversions from Flowers and Ryan Chalkley.

Division One

Ince Rose Bridge 22 v 20 Myton Warriors

Milford Marlins 26 v 24 Eccles

Millom 22 v 26 Saddleworth Rangers

Normanton Knights 24 v 30 Dewsbury Celtic

Oulton Raiders 28 v 16 Rochdale Mayfield

Shaw Cross Sharks 12 v 8 York Acorn


KELLS were too good for STANNINGLEY as they picked up a 34-18 win in Leeds.

Reece O’Neil (2), Craig Benson, Scott Lofthouse, Daniel Joyce and Martin O’Neil all crossed for the visitors, with Paul Lowery (2) and Dominic Wear adding the extras.

The hosts – who were 24-4 down at the break – managed tries from James Myerscough, Tom Sharp, Joshua Roberts and Dean Parker, plus a Jack Sykes goal.

ASKAM picked up their first points of the campaign with a 40-26 win over PILKINGTON RECS.

Hooker Kristian Tyson was in top form as he picked up a 24-point haul – two tries and eight goals – whilst Jonathan Wilson, Darren Gaskell, Tom Hopkins and Sam Broadley also touched down.

Pilks were reduced to a brace each from Andrew Knapper and Mark Ashton, one from Joshua Lynch and three goals from the boot of Daniel Lynch.

CASTLEFORD PANTHERS edged a high-scoring encounter with LEIGH EAST 32-27.

A hat-trick from Tom Strong and a brace from Karl Robinson played a huge part in the win, whilst Jamie Chappell and four goals from James Clarkson completed their scoring.

Leigh had a narrow 13-12 lead go into the break, but were ultimately undone by the Panthers in the second half.

Tom Fletcher and Ryan O’Toole crossed in the first half before Chris Penn, Mark Ballard and Adam Holland – who also booted two goals – added scores in the second period. Penn earlier landed a field-goal.

OLDHAM ST ANNES were thankful to Greg Worrall as his late score helped them to a 26-20 success over ELLAND.

Nathan Jewitt, Kiel Lancashire – who also kicked three goals – Chris Carter and Jordan White were the other Saints try scorers, and in response Phil Taylor, Jorge Fairbank and Luke Read crossed the whitewash for Elland. Taylor also landed four goals.

BRADFORD DUDLEY HILL were too good for OVENDEN and returned home with the points after a 28-12 win.

Jason Dodd, Chris Geoghegan and Henry Broomyard all touched down for the home side but it was never going to be enough as Hill ran in five tries and Simon Sewell kicked four goals.

Benoit Rogers got them off to the prefect start with a first minute effort and he was followed over by Jamie Brentley, Neil Wall, Adam Jefferson and Aiden Batey.

WATERHEAD were blown away 44-4 at home to STANLEY RANGERS.

The home side’s only bright spot arrived in the 37th minute when winger Thomas McMullen went over, but by that time his side were 34-4 down.

Jackie Hogan, John Nunns and Liam Crawley all crossed twice for Stanley, whilst Daniel Grice – along with six goals – and Paul Hughes also touched down.

Division Two

Askam 40 v 26 Pilkington Recs

Castleford Panthers 32 v 27 Leigh East

Oldham St Annes 26 v 20 Elland

Ovenden 12 v 28 Bradford Dudley Hill

Stanningley 18 v 34 Kells

Waterhead 4 v 44 Stanley Rangers


CROSFIELDS ran in 17 tries as they hammered PETERLEE PUMAS 84-4.

John Malcolm’s 65th minute effort was all the Pumas had to show for their trip to Warrington as the home side built up a 24-0 half-time lead.

Scrum-half Ashley Cornelia collected a 20-point haul – a try and eight goals – and centre Troy Brophy touched down four times.

Daniel Lee, Nathan Hamilton, Jack Reid, Hayden James and Lewis Bani all scored twice, whilst Chris Burgess and Ian Boden efforts wrapped up the points scoring.

FEATHERSTONE LIONS were too good for WIGAN ST CUTHBERTS as they cruised to a 46-10 success.

Richard Frankland landed seven goals from eight attempts to go along with tries to Jake Perkins, Daniel Dixon, Richard Williams (2), Craig Barker, Daniel Glassell and Brendan Gibbins.

The visitors were limited to second half efforts from Earl Hurst and Declan Riley, the latter being improved by Bradley Sheridan.

BLACKBROOK hit the half-century mark as they saw off HEWORTH 50-14.

Ben Stoker, Joshua Poulter and Chris Taylor claimed scores for the home side and Adam Caddie landed a conversion but it was never going to be enough.

Second rower Scott Davidson led the way for visitors as he claimed a hat-trick and there were two-try showings from Jack Parker and Jordan Welsby.

Stephen Parkinson landed seven goals whist Greg Hale and Mark Webster chipped in with other four-pointers.

HINDLEY were another side who racked up the points with EASTMOOR DRAGONS seen off 58-12.

Prop Robert Draper claimed a hat-trick and hooker Steve Sutcliffe impressed with a try and seven goals.

Daniel Gaskell, Ryan McKenzie, Chris Scarborough and Luke Belshaw also touched down for the home side, whilst in response Michael Hoyle, Andy Smith and Luke Scott went over.

COVENTRY BEARS returned to the midlands with the points following a narrow 22-20 success at WOOLSTON ROVERS.

Wingers Lewis Stockton and Christian Taylor (2) were amongst the home sides try scorers with a Daniel Keogh effort and two Warren Ayres goals concluding their points scoring.

However, it wasn’t enough to stop a Bears side who scored two tries in the final 10 minutes to seal matters.

Duncan Barrett, Thomas Davies, Tawanda Chipadza and Matt Cooper all went over and crucially Stephen Coleman was on target with three conversions.

Division Three

Crosfields 84 v 4 Peterlee Pumas

Featherstone Lions 46 v 10 Wigan St Cuthberts

Heworth 14 v 50 Blackbrook

Hindley 58 v 12 Eastmoor Dragons

Woolston Rovers 20 v 22 Coventry Bears

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