13th March 2017, 00:15 | league1

Kingstone Press League 1: round 2 round-up

Kingstone Press League 1: round 2 round-up

Heroics from Newcastle and All Golds record impressive victory

The Wolfpack built on their impressive win in round 1 with a 24-10 victory over Whitehaven in tough conditions.

Tries from Craig Hall and Liam Kay as well as a Hall penalty gave Toronto a 14-0 lead at the half.

Whitehaven scored two in the second half through Elliot Miller and Chris Taylor but it wasn’t enough to overturn the Wolfpack’s first half lead.


Benn Hardcastle’s conversion at the death earned Newcastle a 24-22 victory over London Skolars.

Skolars were looking to make amends for their 76-0 loss to Toronto in the first round and flew out of the gates, taking a 12-0 lead through tries from Sam Nash and Aaron Small.

Tries from Brett Waller, Danny Nicklas and Derrell Olpherts drew Newcastle 14-14 level before half time.

Skolars continued on a positive first half and led 22-18 with moments remaining, but a penalty and red card gave Newcastle a golden chance to take the two points with one last attack.

Ali Blair took the chance with his second try of the game and Hardcastle converted from the touchline.

An incredible performance saw University of Gloucester All Golds defeat Keighley Cougars 46-22.

Star of the show Mo Agoro scored four tries as Gloucester got going late in the game.

The teams were tied at 22 each with around 20 minutes to go before the All Golds got going.

Four unanswered tries from the All Golds gave them an important win to kick start their season.

Hunslet ran out clear winners in a 58-10 victory over Hemel Stags.

Hunslet took a 6-0 lead through Ryan Ince but Hemel were able to draw level. Hunslet then scored two further first half tries through Jack Walton and Cam Leeming to go in 18-6 ahead at the break.

Hemel added a second try in the last 40 but were unable to stop the onslaught from Hunslet who added seven more tries in the second half.

Workington picked up their first points of the League 1 season in a 20-6 win away at Oxford.

Curtis MacDonald gave Oxford a 6-0 advantage but Workington levelled the scores at 6-6 through Ed Chamberlain.

Jack Higginson and Carl Frober scored second half tries to get Workington the two points.

Doncaster sealed a 44-8 win over North Wales Crusaders in round two.

The Dons scored five first half tries to lead 30-0 after the first 40.

The win never looked in doubt despite two second half tries by North Wales as Doncaster went two from two so far in League 1.

Barrow won their second game of the season with a 50-14 victory away at Coventry Bears.

The Raiders took an early 18-0 lead and were 24-6 up at half time.

Chris Barratt scored first for Coventry in the second half but Barrow stepped it up to ensure a comeback was off the cards.

York City Knights held off South Wales Ironmen to win 26-24 and get off the mark in League 1.

The Knights led 20-10 at the break and extended the lead to 26-10 just two minutes into the second half when Harry Tyson Wilson crossed.

Tries from Andrew Gay, Chris Roets and Lewis Reece brought the Ironmen close but two missed conversions meant the South Wales club fell two points short in an inspired effort.