HUNSLET CLUB PARKSIDE are second in the National Conference League’s Premier Division table, just a point shy of leaders West Hull, after winning at Lock Lane.
Parkside have leapfrogged the Lane in the standings after having led 10-0 through tries by Ben Shulver and Craig McShane and, after the hosts had levelled, going six points clear with a touchdown on 71 minutes for Andy Hullock, who added his second goal. Hunslet duly held out for a 16-14 victory, despite the Lane scoring a late try in the corner, the conversion attempt being deemed by the referee to have drifted wide.
STANNINGLEY lost 20-14 at home to Wigan St Patricks in Division One, having recovered from the sin-binning late in the first half of Ben Selby for a professional foul to lead 14-10 early in the second period.
Selby had nipped over after only three minutes and further tries followed for Carl McGuigan and Daniel Barcoe, Jack Sykes landing a conversion, before Pats settled the issue with a late penalty and try. Stanningley have now dropped to fifth from third, while OULTON RAIDERS have risen from fifth to fourth courtesy of a 16-8 success over Skirlaugh, earned with tries by Adrian Holdsworth, Greg Colbridge and Dave Jagger, plus a couple of Kieran Walpole goals.
HUNSLET WARRIORS, meanwhile, lost 37-18 at home to Dewsbury Celtic and are now one of five teams locked together at the foot of the Division Two table. Liam Brown bagged a brace in the reverse, Jake Corney dotted down, and Liam Gaunt landed three goals.
Elsewhere, EAST LEEDS lost their first game of the season in Division Three, missing out 28-26 at Oldham St Annes in a match in which, had Luke Littlewood been able to convert Josh Wood’s late try from the touchline, the sides would have finished all-square.
Roy Ralton also crossed for Easts in a rally from 28-16 adrift, while Ben Walkin, Brandon Crossland and James Forsell had claimed previous scores, Littlewood landing each goal.
DRIGHLINGTON, who were 30-6 ahead against Hensingham, found themselves 32-30 adrift before bouncing back to win 42-36. Kieron Roche scored three tries and five goals in a thriller, Lucas Hallas crossed twice, and other touchdowns went to Ryan Burton, Braden Hunter and Cain Crotty.
National Conference League
Saturday 14 May 2022
Premier Division: Lock Lane 14, HUNSLET LUB PARKSIDE 16; Leigh Miners Rangers 36, Thornhill Trojans 16; Pilkington Recs 20, York Acorn 12; Siddal 24, Egremont Rangers 10; Thatto Heath Crusaders 28, Rochdale Mayfield 18; West Hull 24, Wath Brow Hornets 4.
Division One: Hull Dockers 52, Milford 10; Ince Rose Bridge 64, Featherstone Lions 16; Kells 40, Saddleworth Rangers 16; OULTON RAIDERS 16, Skirlaugh 8; STANNINGLEY 14, Wigan St Patricks 20; West Bowling 30, Myton Warriors 20.
Division Two: Barrow Island 27, Clock Face Miners 20; Beverley 32, Bradford Dudley Hill 14; Heworth 38, Woolston Rovers 4; HUNSLET WARRIORS 18, Dewsbury Celtic 37; Normanton Knights 44, Dewsbury Moor Maroons 16; Wigan St Judes 16, Crosfields 28.
Division Three: Bentley 28, Millom 14; Drighlington 42, Hensingham 36; Eastmoor Dragons 16, Batley Boys 32; Leigh East 10, Waterhead Warriors 52; Oldham St Annes 28, EAST LEEDS 26; Seaton Rangers 38, Shaw Cross Sharks 10.
Saturday 21 May 2022
Premier Division: Egremont Rangers v Thatto Heath Crusaders; HUNSLET CLUB PARKSIDE v Thornhill Trojans; Lock Lane v West Hull; Pilkington Recs v Rochdale Mayfield; Wath Brow Hornets v Leigh Miners Rangers; York Acorn v Siddal.
Division One: Milford v Kells; Myton Warriors v Featherstone Lions; OULTON RAIDERS v Hull Dockers; Skirlaugh v STANNINGLEY; West Bowling v Ince Rose Bridge; Wigan St Patricks v Saddleworth Rangers.
Division Two: Bradford Dudley Hill v Woolston Rovers; Crosfields v Normanton Knights; Dewsbury Moor Maroons v Barrow Island; Heworth v Dewsbury Celtic; HUNSLET WARRIORS v Clock Face Miners; Wigan St Judes v Beverley.
Division Three: Eastmoor Dragons v Leigh East; Hensingham v Oldham St Annes; Millom v EAST LEEDS; Seaton Rangers v Bentley; Shaw Cross Sharks v DRIGHLINGTON; Waterhead Warriors v Batley Boys.