2 May 2022

National Conference League Round Eight Round-Up

National Conference League Round Eight Round-Up

There were some outstanding games this weekend in the Premier Division seeing no side win by more than seven points.

Division One also had its own thrills and spills as Kells just held off Skirlaugh and Ince Rose Bridge came out on top in another points parade over Myton Warriors. Perhaps the surprise result came from improving Featherstone Lions who pipped Wigan St Patricks.

There was an excellent result for Dewsbury Celtic in Division Two against Normanton Knights while there were draws for Dewsbury Moor and Hunslet Warriors, and Clock Face Miners and Heworth, underlining the closeness of the competition.

East Leeds remain unbeaten in Division Three but there were notable victories for Seaton Rangers over Waterhead Warriors, Drighlington against Oldham St Annes and Millom over Leigh East. 

We focus on the Premier Division clash between Hunslet Club Parkside and West Hull.

Hunslet Club Parkside 29 West Hull 22

Hunslet Club Parkside continued their excellent NCL record against West Hull and moved up to third in the table following a thrilling encounter before the OuRLeague cameras on Saturday.
Both sides put on a good show with Hunslet Club Parkside initially dominating to take an 8-0 lead.

The first try came after five minutes when Connor Squires found some space on the left flank, surging to halfway before his inside pass found Craig McShane and the fullback was just able to hold the defence off long enough for the score. Danny Rowse goaled to make it 8-0 and when West Hull gifted a penalty in a prominent position, Rowse slotted from 25 metres.

Heading into the second quarter of the game West Hull responded in fine style when Ryan Steen popped the ball out of a tackle and Ryan Wilson grounded by the posts for England Community Lions hopeful Keiran Welburn to convert.

By this time West Hull were starting to impose themselves and Benn Arbon looked for Luke Moss on the left, only for Jake Dearden to intercept magnificently and sail down the other end of the ground for a try against the run of play. Rowse goaled and added a further penalty to make the advantage 16-6 to the hosts but West Hull put their second try on the board after a short run to the line by Arbon. Welburn was unable to goal and, sensing there wasn't much time remaining, Rowse missed with a drop goal attempt at the other end. 

Leading 16-10 at half-time, first blood in the new half went the way of Hunslet Club Parkside, and this time there was no denying Rowse who dropped a goal from twenty metres after just four minutes of play. 
The competitiveness of the game was obvious for all to see and injuries began to stack up for both sides with Steen and Jack Ridsdill off the field for West Hull and Rowse assisted off for Hunslet Club Parkside.
With Andy Hullock now pulling the strings, the hosts still seemed to have the edge before Craig McShane was sin-binned for a dangerous-looking tackle on Arbon. During his absence, Arbon and fellow second row Matt Kingdom claimed tries with Welburn's third goal making it 17-22 to the visitors. 

Wide passing created a chance for Will Cohen to fly in at the corner for Hunslet with ten minutes remaining and Hullock had nerves of steel to goal from the touchline and villain McShane became a hero once again with a startling try five minutes from time that saw him beat six players on his way to a second score and Hullock hit his second goal to seal Parkside's win.

You can watch highlights of this encounter here.

Premier Division Scores and scorers

Hunslet Club Parkside 29

Tries: Craig McShane 2, Jake Dearden, Will Cohen. Goals: Danny Rowse 4 + 1 Dg, Andy Hullock 2. 

West Hull 22

Tries: Ryan Wilson, Benn Arbon 2, Matt Kingdom. Goals: Kieran Welburn 3.


Leigh Miners Rangers 26

Tries: Sam Pilkington, Tom Burnett 2, Noah Lancelott, Jack Hamer. Goals: Sam Pilkington 3.  

Rochdale Mayfield 22

Tries: Nick Hargreaves, Jack McConachie, Fin Stewart, Cole Connolly. Goals: Cole Connolly 3. 


Lock Lane 24

Tries: Dan Sowerby 2, Shaun Pick, Oli Bloomer, Lewis Price. Goals: Nathan Fozzard 2.

Pilkington Recs 26 Tries: Andy Morris 2, Owain Abel 2. Goals: Kyran Knapper 5


Thatto Heath Crusaders 24

Tries: Niall Allen, Dave Pike, Harry Rearden, Adam Saunders, Connor Dwyer. Goals: Jack Jones 2 

York Acorn 18

Tries: Jordan Potter, Elliott Bulmer, Chris Rushworth. Goals: Anthony Chilton 3


Thornhill Trojans 20

Tries: Joel Gibson 2, Anthony Harris.Goals: Joel Gibson 4.

Siddal 18 

Tries: Lewis Hosty, Sam Walsh, Keenan Ramsden. Goals: Lewis Hosty 3. 

Division One Scores and scorers

Ince Rose Bridge 42

Tries: Kieron Malone, Kalem Rogers, Jack Berry, Matty Gaskell 2, Callum Hughes, Danny Dainty, Jack Morrison. Goals: Danny Hammond 5. 

Myton Warriors 30 Tries: Liam Ward 2, Kris Walker 2, Lee James. Goals: Ash James 5.


Kells 22 

Tries: Reece O’Neill, Mason Lewthwaite, Jordan Burns 2. Goals: Ross Gainford 3.

Skirlaugh 18 Tries: Travis O’Loughlin, Jack Dyble, Nathan Slater. Goals: Ryan Hilton 3.


Milford 0

Tries: - Goals: - 

West Bowling 54

Tries: Liam Darville 2, Kyle Moore 2, Jack Milburn 2, Lewis Galtress, Harry Williams, Bradley Wright, Richard Lumb. Goals: Harry Williams 7. 


Oulton Raiders 4

Tries: Greg Colbridge Goals: - 

Stanningley 16 Tries: Jack Vincent 2, Dean Parker; Goals: Codie Crossland 2


Saddleworth Rangers 17

Tries: Tyrone Chipchase, Evan Parry, Billy England. Goals: Charlie McManus 2, Chris Hough Dg

Hull Dockers 23

Tries: Tim Hiel, Chris Lyth, Daniel Patrick, Steve Milne. Goals: Dan Suddaby 3 + 1 Dg

Wigan St Patricks 14

Tries – Charlie Mitchell, Joe Higham, Charlie Taylor. Goals: Brad Smith 1.

Featherstone Lions 16

Tries: Mike Wise, Jake Perkins 2.Goals: Liam Kay 2

Division Two Scores and scorers
Beverley 18 

Tries: Ellis Dickinson, Billy Riby, Josh Hamlyn. Goals: Bobby Howdle 2, Francis Coggle 1.

Barrow Island 40 Tries: Aiden Wright, Ben Garner, Adam Ford, Max Anderson-Moore 2, Nathan Sneesby, Sam Jones, Ryan Clegg. Goals: Adam Jackson 4.

Clock Face Miners 10

Tries: Jimmy Jones, Ryan O’Donnell.Goals: Jack Highcock 1. 

Heworth 10

Tries: Tom Barron, Liam Watling. Goals: Danny Allen 1.


Dewsbury Celtic 38 

Tries: Charlie Heaton, Jack Kelly, Paul Foulstone 2, Harry Copley 2, Tim Dunford. Goals: Charlie Heaton 5. 

Normanton Knights 28

Tries: Alex Barker, Jason Crookes, Charlie Barker, Connor Wilson, Jack Slater, Liam Sheridan. Goals: Charlie Barker 1, Joe Crossland 1.  


Dewsbury Moor Maroons 22

Tries: Tobias Richardson 2, Andy Burland, Jacob Flathers. Goals: Bradley Foster 3. 

Hunslet Warriors 22 

Tries: Liam Brown 2, Lee West, Tyler Dargan. Goals: Liam Gaunt 1, Jack McLelland 2. 


Wigan St Judes 40

Tries: James Worthington 2, Youcef Zitouni, Jacob Dugdale, Jason Holland, Daryl King, Kieran Rennox. Goals: Danny Fallon 6.

Bradford Dudley Hill 16

Tries: Neil Wall 2, Matt Baldwin. Goals: Callum Wilkins 1, Callum Bacon 1.  


Woolston Rovers 10

Tries: Dan Fearnley, Harry Files. Goals: Morgan Williams 1.

Crosfields 42

Tries: Kane Ditchfield, Tom Millington, Dean Beddall, Jack Fox 2, Joe Barnes, Jack Lewis, Brad Stanway. Goals: Jack Lewis 5.

Division Three Scores and scorers

Batley Boys 16

Tries: Jordan North, Tom Ripley, Ryan Crossley. Goals: Ryan Leadbeater 2.

Bentley 22 

Tries: Shaun Archer, Jake Starbuck, Ryan Craswell, Jack Craswell. Goals: Jack Craswell 3.


Drighlington 29

Tries: Lucas Hallas, Harris Brereton, Kieran Boulton, Kieron Roche 2. Goals: Kieron Roche 4 + 1 Dg. 

Oldham St Annes 22 Tries: Sam Akeroyd 2, Dylan Turner, Josh Berry.Goals: Ryan Powell 3.


East Leeds 42

Tries: Owen Hughes 2, Jordan Russell, Adam Gibbons, Jack Thackray, Andy Djeukessi 2.Goals: Luke Littlewood 7.  

Shaw Cross Sharks 22 

Tries: Jake Smart, Callum Barker, Kian Lister, Brad Baines. Goals: Dec Tomlinson 3. 


Hensingham 26

Tries: Noel Branthwaite 2, Koby Conway, Travis Scott, Scott Egan 2. Goals: Noel Branthwaite 1

Eastmoor Dragons 16 

Tries: Thomas Wrigglesworth 2, Callum Hudson. Goals: Jordan Walker 2. 


Millom 30 

Tries: Ethan Kelly 2, Hadley Thompson, Ryan Dickinson, Jarty Robinson 2. Goals: Jack Newbegin 3. 

Leigh East 26

Tries: Kieron Prescott 3, Jay Gallagher, Ben Wharton.Goals: Ben Woods 3.


Seaton Rangers 18 

Tries: Dom Smallwood, JJ Key, Craig Foster. Goals: Dom Smallwood 3. 

Waterhead Warriors 14

Tries: Ciaran Dean, Niall Dunnington-Wallace. Goals: Ciaran Dean 3.