15th May 2018, 12:06 | ncl
By Ryan Booth
As Hunslet Club Parkside picked up their ninth win from as many games to extend their lead at the top of the Premier Division - here we round up the best of the rest from across the NCL.
Premier Division | Siddal 44-18 Underbank Rangers
Fred Walker claimed a well-taken hat-trick as in-form Siddal stretched their unbeaten run to three matches after coasting to a 44-18 triumph over Underbank Rangers.
Alongside Walker’s treble, tries from Lewis Hosty, Sean McCormack, Daniel Williams, Benjamin Hinsley and Gareth English ensured the high-flyers move up to fourth in the Premier Division table, two points below 2nd placed Wath Brow Hornets.
Underbank did grab three tries of their own through Sam Ansell, Matthew Byatt and Nicholas Briggs, but Gareth Blackburn’s six goals helped secure a pivotal win for the hosts.
Division 1 | Bradford Dudley Hill 40-28 Shaw Cross Sharks
After winning just once from their opening seven fixtures, Bradford Dudley Hill returned to winning ways in style after condemning fellow strugglers Shaw Cross Sharks to a 40-28 defeat at the Neil Hunt Memorial Ground.
Damian Smith’s double combined with further scores from Lewis Evans, Luke Johnson, Ryan Dickinson, Alex Dickinson, Elliott Cousins and Sebastian Russo completed a remarkable victory for Dudley Hill.
The Sharks responded strongly as Nathan Wright crossed for his own brace whilst Thomas Stuckley, Joseph Halloran and Ryan Chalkley also touched down but the hosts held on.
Division 2 | Saddleworth Rangers 29-16 Dewsbury Moor Maroons
Seven goals from Josh Bradbury helped Saddleworth Rangers break their winless duck after stunning Dewsbury Moor Maroons at Shaw Hall Bank Road.
Tries from Anthony Morrison (2), Ethan Langhorn and Gareth Morgan ensured the Rangers obtained their first points of the NCL Division 2 campaign.
Fourth place Maroons did claim three tries through Samuel Thornton, Jacob Flathers and Jemaine Davies but Bradbury landed a late drop goal to seal a memorable 29-16 triumph.
Division 3 | Millom 20-28 Beverley
Beverley stretched their lead at the top of the table to four points having produced a stellar display away at Millom.
Two tries from Lewis Poskett combined with additional efforts from Billy Riby, Alex Calvert and Lewis Straw ensured the table toppers ran out deserved winners at Coronation Field.