Two of the National Conference League’s four divisions are headed by teams in the South of the River region.

Oulton Raiders are in pole position in Division One, and East Leeds are clear of their rivals in Division Three.

HUNSLET CLUB PARKSIDE, meanwhile, are in the leading pack in the Premier Division and beat visitors Pilkington Recs 38-12 on Saturday, posting an Omar Alrawi brace and tries by Will Cohen, Danny Rowse, Dewi Billingham, Ben Shulver and Craig McShane, with Rowse adding five goals.

OULTON RAIDERS have leapfrogged Stanningley to the top of Division One after edging West Bowling 19-18 through a late Danny Mackintosh drop-goal. Kieron Walpole scored a try and three goals, and Nathan Waters and Lawrence Dibb crossed, for the home side.

STANNINGLEY, though, suffered a shock 16-0 home defeat at the hands of mid-table Hull Dockers, despite a huge performance by Jack Flanagan.

HUNSLET WARRIORS lost 20-16 at Bradford Dudley Hill in Division Two. The Warriors’ cause wasn’t helped by the dismissal on 54 minutes of Connor Wick for alleged punching, with Dillan Thornton and Jordan Gale being yellow-carded at the same time, for running in and dissent respectively. The Hill had Neil Wall red-carded in the same incident. Alfie Marshall, Gale and Lee West nipped over for the Warriors, with Gale landing a couple of goals.

EAST LEEDS beat Batley Boys 40-10. Nathan Conroy led the way with a try and six goals, while Ryan Wooffitt, James Forsell, Jordan Russell, Luke Littlewood and Shane Plunkett also dotted down. Drighlington’s fixture with Seaton, meanwhile, has been put back to later in the year at Drig’s request.


Saturday 9 April 2022

Premier Division: HUNSLET CLUB PARKSIDE 38, Pilkington Recs 12; Lock Lane 24, Rochdale Mayfield 10; Thatto Heath Crusaders 42, Leigh Miners Rangers 0 (played Friday); Thornhill Trojans 14, Egremont Rangers 12; Wath Brow Hornets 34, York Acorn 10; West Hull 16, Siddal 10.

Division One: Ince Rose Bridge 28, Kells 50; Milford 6, Skirlaugh 54; Myton Warriors 20, Wigan St Patricks 18; OULTON RAIDERS 19, West Bowling 18; Saddleworth Rangers 34, Featherstone Lions 22; STANNINGLEY 0, Hull Dockers 16.

Division Two: Bradford Dudley Hill 20, HUNSLET WARRIORS 16; Clock Face Miners 22, Normanton Knights 26; Dewsbury Celtic 18, Crosfields 22; Heworth 40, Beverley 8; Wigan St Judes 36, Dewsbury Moor Maroons 12; Woolston Rovers 42, Barrow Island 28.

Division Three: EAST LEEDS 40, Batley Boys 10; Hensingham 16, Shaw Cross Sharks 20; Millom 24, Eastmoor Dragons 20; Oldham St Annes 38, Leigh East 14; Waterhead Warriors 4, Bentley 30.


Saturday 16 April 2022

Premier Division: Wath Brow Hornets v Egremont Rangers.

All other clubs are taking a break for Easter.