OULTON RAIDERS and STANNINGLEY both won on Saturday to remain firmly in the chase for promotion from the National Conference League’s First Division.
The Raiders won 28-26 at Featherstone Lions, courtesy of Keiron Walpole’s fourth goal – his conversion of Will Milner’s 64th minute try. Oulton’s victory, which also involved a Craig Wright brace and tries for Matt Embleton and Danny Johnson, thwarted a Lions rally from 12-0 down.
STANNINGLEY ground out a 20-6 verdict over Milford, who are still seeking a first win. Jack Vincent crossed twice in the success, Mekhi Bridgeman-Reaney and Toby Turner dotted down, and Dean Parker landed two conversions.
Division Three leaders EAST LEEDS beat basement outfit Eastmoor Dragons 112-0. Conal Barningham led the way with five tries, four went to Shane Plunkett, and Luke Littlewood and James Forsell helped themselves to hat-tricks. There were two tries each to Andy Djeukissi and Jordan Russell, and Nathan Conroy and Jack Thackray dotted down; Conroy landed 13 goals and Djeukissi improved his own score.
DRIGHLINGTON, though, saw a 16-point lead against Batley Boys slip away in a 24-22 defeat. The hosts had been in control as half-time approached through a try and three goals by Kieron Roche and touchdowns to Zack Smith, Lucas Hallas and Jack Richardson.
Elsewhere, HUNSLET CLUB PARKSIDE’S seven-match winning run in the Premier Division came to a shuddering halt with a 28-0 home reverse at the hands of Siddal, who ground out a comfortable win despite the efforts of second-row Ben Shulver. And HUNSLET WARRIORS were unable to raise a team for the trio to Normanton in Division Tow – the fixture has been treated as postponed by the NCL management.
National Conference League
Saturday 4 June 2022
Premier Division: HUNSLET CLUB PARKSIDE 0, Siddal 28; Leigh Miners Rangers 32, Egremont Rangers 18; Lock Lane 48, Thornhill Trojans 0 (played Thursday); Rochdale Mayfield 12, Wath Brow Hornets 18; Thatto Heath Crusaders 54, Pilkington Recs 16 (played Friday); West Hull 44, York Acorn 0.
Division One: Featherstone Lions 26, OULTON RAIDERS 28; Hull Dockers 34, Skirlaugh 22; Ince Rose Bridge 16, Wigan St Patricks 18; Kells 90, Myton Warriors 10; Saddleworth Rangers 2, West Bowling 32; STANNINGLEY 20, Milford 6.
Division Two: Barrow Island 64, Bradford Dudley Hill 6; Beverley 10, Heworth 26 (played Wednesday); Clock Face Miners 46, Crosfields 10; Dewsbury Celtic 56, Dewsbury Moor Maroons 0; Normanton Knights v HUNSLET WARRIORS -pp; Wigan St Judes 16, Woolston Rovers 24.
Division Three: Bentley 26, Shaw Cross Sharks 20; DRIGHLINGTON 22, Batley Boys 24; EAST LEEDS 112, Eastmoor Dragons 0; Leigh East 34, Seaton Rangers 18; Millom 30, Hensingham 18; Oldham St Annes 22, Waterhead Warriors 42.
Friday 10 June 2022
Division Two: Crosfields v Woolston Rovers.
Saturday 11 June 2022
Premier Division: HUNSLET CLUB PARKSIDE v York Acorn; Lock Lane v Thatto Heath Crusaders; Pilkington Recs v Thornhill Trojans; Rochdale Mayfield v Leigh Miners Rangers; Wath Brow Hornets v Siddal; West Hull v Egremont Rangers.
Division One: Hull Dockers v Saddleworth Rangers; Ince Rose Bridge v OULTON RAIDERS; Milford v Featherstone Lions; Skirlaugh v West Bowling; STANNINGLEY v Kells; Wigan St Patricks v Myton Warriors.
Division Two: Bradford Dudley Hill v Normanton Knights; Dewsbury Celtic v Beverley; Dewsbury Moor Maroons v Wigan St Judes; Heworth v Clock Face Miners; HUNSLET WARRIORS v Barrow Island.
Division Three: Batley Boys v Oldham St Annes; Bentley v Leigh East; Eastmoor Dragons v Millom; Seaton Rangers v Hensingham; Shaw Cross Sharks v EAST LEEDS; Waterhead Warriors v DRIGHLINGTON.