Week nine of the National Conference League produced more outstanding action.
In the Premier Division, Hunslet Club Parkside fought back from 10-0 down against Wath Brow Hornets to win, while Rochdale Mayfield edged Siddal courtesy of the boot of half-back Cole Conolly. Lock Lane bounced back to winning ways with a high scoring success at Egremont while York Acorn celebrated their first win of the season with a couple of long range tries in a 30-6 triumph over Leigh Miners Rangers. Leaders West Hull withstood the challenge of Pilkington Recs and Thornhill were just edged at home by Thatto Heath Crusaders.
Fast-improving Featherstone Lions again had one of the standout results in Division One when they beat West Bowling 28-24 and the title credentials of Hull Dockers continue to grow after a 19-12 home success against Kells. There was a powerful 34-14 success for Oulton at Myton and two tries from Jay Taylor helped Saddleworth Rangers to a comfortable 38-16 defeat of Milford. Ince Rose Bridge led a sparkling second half comeback at Stanningley only for the hosts to edge through 26-18.
Clock Face met Wigan St Judes on Friday night with a home win secured from the hosts, but more about that game in a bit!Prop forward Pete Mitchell was the toast of Bradford Dudley Hill with four tries in their 45-22 success against Dewsbury Celtic. Unfortunately, the tie between leaders Crosfields and Beverley was postponed and will be played at a later date. Big wins from Barrow Island (at Dewsbury Celtic) Heworth (at home to Hunslet Warriors) and Normanton Knights (over visitors Woolston Rovers) completed the results in this section. Here's more about that derby between Clock Face and Wigan St Judes.
Clock Face Miners 26 Wigan St Judes 6
With the Betfred Challenge Cup Semi-Final dominating the thoughts of the sporting public of St Helens and Wigan, this game was switched to a Friday night kick off and played throughout in wet conditions.
Clock Face enjoyed a lightning start and were 12-0 up inside the first seven minutes thanks to Luke Forber, leaping high for a kick, and alert play from Jordy Cresser that saw him touch down under the posts.
As the first half went on Wigan St Judes began to enjoy some good field position but excellent defence kept them at bay. Judes substitute Tom Hillyer was sinbinned just before half-time for a swinging arm.
Early in the second half Clock took advantage. Brandon Lewis getting over in the 48th minute, while Luke Leyden made it 20-0 with a try after 56 minutes.
As in the first half St Judes came back into the contest and claimed a long range try by Luke Melling, Danny Cassidy tagging on the extras and they went close on three occasions to getting that second try but again the home defence held out and a late spell of pressure saw them claim their fifth and final score when Ryan O'Donnell crossed and Highcock added his third goal with the final kick of the match.
Division Three brought two runaway wins for East Leeds (a club record 96-0 success over Hensingham) and Waterhead Warriors (76-6 against Eastmoor Dragons). Shaw Cross Sharks continue their play-off surge with a 22-10 defeat of Oldham St Annes while Millom had the boot and play of young half-back Jack Newbegin to thank as they held off Seaton Rangers. Bentley got the better of Drighlington in a high scoring 28-36 success while a drop goal from Dan Winner proved to be the difference for Batley Boys as they defeated Leigh East 17-16.
Scores and Scorers:
Egremont Rangers 28
Tries: Brad Long, Michael Ellwood, Matthew Bewsher, Toby Corrie, Dawson Webster. Goals: Billy Thompson 4.
Lock Lane 40
Tries: Oliver Bloomer, Dan Sowerby 2, Tommy Newbold 2, Lewis Price, Kyle Cranswick 2. Goals: Mason Hare 3, Kyle Cranswick 1.
Hunslet Club Parkside 18
Tries: Luke O'Malley, Elliott Morgan, Casey Canterbury.Goals: Andy Hullock 3.
Wath Brow Hornets 10
Tries: Sam Curwen, Ellison Holgate. Goals: Cole Walker Taylor 1.
Rochdale Mayfield 19
Tries: James McDaid, Cole Connolly, Nicolas Hargreaves. Goals: Cole Connolly 3 + 1 Dg
Tries: Henry Turner 2, Lewis Hosty. 2 Goals: Richard Pogson 3
Thornhill Trojans 34
Tries: Jamie Searby, Jprdan Lowther, Oliver Lightfoot, Jordan Ward, George Woodcock, Dom Flanagan. Goals: Joel Gibson 5.
Thatto Heath Crusaders 36
Tries: Niall Allen, Dave Pike, Connor Dwyer, Tom Yates, Adam Saunders, Tom Mitchell, Jack Jones. Goals: Jack Jones 4.
West Hull 32
Tries: Paul Stamp, Ethan Shore, Luke Moss, Josh Wood, Matt Kingdom, Elliott Jones. Goals: Luke Moss 2, Kieran Welburn 2.
Pilkington Recs 12
Tries: Owain Abel, Jon Key. Goals: Kyran Knapper 2.
York Acorn 30
Tries: Jordan Potter 2, Nick Speck, Anthony Chilton, Luke Swales, Clayton Shepherdson. Goals: Anthony Chilton 3.
Leigh Miners Rangers 6 Tries: Louie Singleton. Goals: Sam Pilkington 1.
Scores and Scorers:
Featherstone Lions 28
Tries: Kieran Redfearn, Jake Perkins 3, Sam Millard. Goals: Liam Kay 4.
West Bowling 24
Tries: Oliver Bartle 2, Archie Halmshaw, Harry Williams. Goals: Harry Williams 4.
Hull Dockers 19
Tries: Dan Suddaby, Tim Heil, Louis Sherriff.Goals: Dan Suddaby 3 + 1 Dg.
Tries: Mason Lewthwaite 2.Goals: Grant Gainford 2.
Myton Warriors 14
Tries: Ryan Walker, David Brooke, Jack Wallis.Goals: Lee Waterman 1.
Oulton Raiders 34
Tries: Kieron Walpole, Hal Day, Will Milner 2, Harvey Stevens, Danny Mackintosh.Goals: Kieron Walpole 5.
Saddleworth Rangers 38
Tries: Jay Taylor 2, Tyrone Chipchase, Matt Whitehead, Charlie Mills, Rob Charles. Goals: Charlie McManus 5
Tries: Tyrese Ruan, Macauley Barron, James Corness. Goals: Jake Payne 1, Gareth Fairhead 1.
Tries: Ben Selby, Danny Selkeld 2, Carl McGuigan, Danny Barcoe. Goals: Eddie Crossland 3.
Ince Rose Bridge 18
Tries: Jack Morrison, Callum Hughes, Casey Shaw. Goals: Danny Hammond 3.
Scores and Scorers:
Bradford Dudley Hill 45
Tries: Damian Smith, Daniel Lee 2, Brad Clarkson, Pete Mitchell 4. Goals: Neil Wall 6, Brad Clarkson 1 Dg.
Dewsbury Celtic 22
Tries: Joshua Burland, Finley Bruce, James Samme, Thomas Berry. Goals: Bradley Foster 3.
Clock Face Miners 26
Tries: Luke Forber, Jordy Cresser, Brandon Lewis, Luke Leyden, Ryan O'Donnell. Goals: Jack Highcock 3.
Wigan St Judes 6
Tries: Lewis Melling. Goals: Danny Cassidy 1.
Crosfields v Beverley - Postponed- Beverley unable to raise a team.
Dewsbury Celtic 12
Tries: Charlie Heaton, Oliver Thornton, Joe Mitchell. Goals: -
Barrow Island 31
Tries: Jake Stockdale, Aidan Wright, Nath Sneesby, Cam Currie, Brandon Corrie, Ryan Clegg.Goals: Adam Jackson 2 + 1 Dg, Brad Dutton 1.
Tries: Gareth Watson 3, George Elliott 2, Jonny Payne, Liam Watling, Ben Barnard. Goals: George Elliott 4.
Hunslet Warriors 24
Tries: Tyler Dargan 2, Jake Conway 2, Lloyd Templeton. Goals: Jordan Gale 2.
Normanton Knights 48
Tries: Liam Sheridan 3, Alex Barker 2, Adam Biscomb, Aaron Clark, Kieran Hinchcliffe Goals: Joe Crossland 2, Joe Abson 6.
Woolston Rovers 26
Tries: Harry Files, Adam Files 2, Kieran Jones, Morgan Williams Goals: Aaron Barber 1, Morgan Williams 1, Jay Jay Catterall 1.
Scores and Scorers:
Batley Boys 17
Tries: Tom Ripley 2, Josh Scrutton. Goals: Lewis Martin 2, Dan Winner 1 Dg.
Leigh East 16
Tries: Kieron Prescott, Will Ludlow, Cameron Clark. Goals: Jay Boyd 2.
Tries: Sam Morkinson, Kieran Roche, Kieron Boulton, Jack Richardson, Liam Wright. Goals: Kieran Roche 4.
Tries: Jake Starbuck, Nathan Marchant 2, Grant Hill, Johnny Marshall, Jack Craswell, Lewis Wedlock. Goals: Jack Craswell 4.
East Leeds 96
Tries: Nemiah Mensah 3, Adam Gibbons, Shane Plunkett 3, Andy Djeukessi, Ben Walkin, Ryan Woofitt, Jordan Russell, Gaz Lally 3, Luke Littlewood 2, Morris Kamano 2 Goals: Luke Littlewood 12.
Tries: - Goals: -
Tries: Kian McPherson, Jarty Robinson, Jack Newbegin, Rio McQuistan, Adam Kelly. Goals: Jack Newbegin 5
Seaton Rangers 28
Tries: Craig Foster, Grant Reid, Luke Crossman, Gary Taylor 2. Goals: Dom Smallwood 4.
Shaw Cross Sharks 22
Tries: Brad Baines, Ryan Chalkley, Callum Barker, Sam Ottowell 2. Goals: Dec Tomlinson 1.
Oldham St Annes 10
Tries: Jack Etchells, Max Flanagan. Goals: Max Flanagan 1.
Tries: Matthew Holland 2, Gareth Owen, Joshua Fitzgerald 4, Keegan Brennan, Mason Young 4, Danny Bridge, Ciaran Dean, Gareth Owen. Goals: Keegan Brennan 3, Ciaran Dean 3, Gareth Owen 1, Joshua Fitzgerald 1.
Eastmoor Dragons 6
Tries: Shaun Upson. Goals: Jordan Pickup 1.