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9th June 2019, 19:33 | league_1

Betfred League One Round-Up

Betfred League One Round-Up

Hunslet climbed back into 2nd place in Betfred League One with a 34-0 hammering of Keighley Cougars on Friday evening.

After a slight blip in form, Hunslet have now won consecutive games to pull themselves back into the title race. A Ben Heaton double and tries from Nathan Chappell, Gareth Potts, Mike Emmett, Duane Straugheir and Zach Braham saw them run away against the Cougars who have lost momentum since their blistering start to the season and remain on -1 point.  

However, Hunslet still trail current league leaders Whitehaven by three points after the Cumbrians extended their unbeaten run to eight games fighting from behind against a tough Coventry Bears side.

Andrew Bulman’s double set ‘Haven on their way but they went into half-time trailing 8-14 with Nick Newman and Sam Davies scoring for the Bears. But the league leaders put in a much-improved display after the break with Sam Forrester and Jake Moore grabbing braces either side of Jason Mossop’s try. Elliot Norman crossed for a late consolation for Coventry who now sit 9th

Doncaster made it back-to-back victories against Oldham – in a game which was broadcast on Our League - following on from their AB Sundecks 1895 Cup triumph last weekend. Jordie Hedges scored twice with Watson Boas, Sam Doherty and Jordan Howden also on the scoresheet in the 31-0 rout. Oldham will be aiming to bounce back next weekend at home to basement club Keighley. 

One loss in their last five has seen Newcastle Thunder climb up to 5th in Betfred League One and a 12-48 win over North Wales on Sunday got Simon Finnigan’s men back to winning ways. Thunder travel to leaders Whitehaven next weekend looking to close the gap further between themselves and the pacesetters. 

Lewis Young was the star of the show as he scored a hat-trick while Kieran Gill was also a standout performer scoring twice in the final three minutes. Jared Blanke, Michael Lewis, Keal Carlile and Joseph Brown also went over while Crusaders’ scorers were Earl Hurst and Ryan Smith. 

Workington continued their push for a play-off spot as they cruised past strugglers West Wales Raiders 12-58 on Saturday afternoon. Town’s ten-try haul saw ten different scorers cross – Gordon Maudling, Fuifui Moimoi, Sean Pencywicz, Perry Singleton, Ryan Fieldhouse, Declan O’Donnell, Sam Hopkins, Oliver Wilkes, Blain Marwood and Steve Scholey. Despite tries from Phil Cowburn and David Evans, West Wales’ search for a first victory goes on with a trip to London Skolars on the cards next Saturday.