18th March 2019, 17:57 | league_1

League 1 round-up

League 1 round-up

By Conor Cockroft

London Skolars were unable to hold on to a 18-6 half time lead against fellow strugglers Keighley Cougars which cost them come the full time whistle.

Two tries by Jack Miller for the visitors secured a point in a better second half display by the Cougars, as they came from behind to see the match end 18-18.

Skolars' poorer second half defensive display as well as the inability to add to their lead meant they had to settle for a draw leaving them on three points from three matches. Keighley Cougars moved on to -9 points as their climb from deducted points continues.

The second of Saturday's fixtures saw Newcastle Thunder move up to second in the table after a thumping home win over West Wales Raiders.

A hat-trick my Mo Agoro helped Thunder to a dominant 56-6 victory, with the visitors' only try coming in the first half.

This was Newcastle's second win over Raiders in two weeks, and while the two points sees the hosts climb the table, West Wales sit in tenth place with four losses in a row.

Moving into Sunday's matches, Hunslet kept their 100 per cent winning start as they made it three on the bounce away to struggling North Wales Crusaders.

Hunslet led 14-6 at half time, and added to this after the break, taking the two points with a 22-12 victory.

The Crusaders put on a better display than some of their previous matches, however the result means they are still winless after their first three games.

The second game of the day saw Whitehaven leap frog their opponents Doncaster in the table, as they came out 26-8 winners. Doncaster lead 4-0 at half time, however an impressive second half by the hosts saw them take the two points.