12th March 2018, 15:22 | ncl

NCL round-up | Egremont take the spoils at Mayfield

NCL round-up | Egremont take the spoils at Mayfield

By Ryan Booth

After the 'Beast from the East' wiped out a host fixtures a week earlier, the 2018 Kingstone Press National Conference League season is now officially underway - here we take a look at the weekend's action across the league's four tiers.

Premier Division | Rochdale Mayfield 6-22 Egremont Rangers

Rochdale Mayfield succumbed to an opening-day defeat in front of the Freesports TV cameras, as Egremont Rangers ran out 22-6 winners in a hard-fought encounter at Mayfield Sports Centre.

Tries from Stephen Fox, Jack Stainton, Matty Henson and Lewis Beckwith - alongside three goals from Matt Bewsher - ensured Egremont secured maximum points.

Former Bradford Bulls man Calland has now entered his 37th season in the game and featured at centre for Mayfield during the clash - but the 46 year old was unable to have any major influence as Paul Brearley's effort was Rochdale's sole consolation from the defeat.

Division 1 | Leigh Miners Rangers 24-8 Pilkington Recs

Leigh Miners Rangers raced to the top of the Division 1 table after triumphing over Pilkington Recs 24-8 at Twist Lane.

Tries from Joe Digby, Adam Thomason, Todd Fenlon and Jake Lloyd ensured The Miners ran out comfortable winners, in what was a dominant display.

Jack Reynolds added four goals for Leigh to increase the margin between the two sides to 16 points.

Pilks responded with two well-worked tries from Jake Hodson, but the hosts hung on to clinch a massive two points and propel themselves to the summit of the league table.

Division 2 | Stanningley 22-26 Dewsbury Moor Maroons

Dewsbury Moor Maroons overturned a 14 point deficit to earn a crucial 26-22 victory at the home of West Yorkshire rivals Stanningley.

The hosts dominated the opening period and raced into a 22-10 lead at the interval thanks to tries from Liam Copland, Benjamin Selby, Josh Turner and Adam Benn.

Nevertheless, The Maroons regrouped at the break and scored three unanswered tries and a penalty goal in the second period to complete a remarkable comeback at the Arthur Miller Stadium.

Division 3 | Barrow Island 28-12 Gateshead Storm

Barrow bounced back from their opening day 30-0 defeat to Beverley to secure their first points of the campaign after easing past Gateshead Storm 28-12 at Rating Lane.

Joseph Spencely and Blain Marwood claimed a brace apiece whilst Aidan Wright also crossed over the hosts in a ruthless display.

Wright added three goals to his side’s tally whilst Matthew Sayle added a further effort to confirm the victory.

Check out all the results from this weekend's action here.