HUNSLET CLUB PARKSIDE, who were only 10-0 ahead against visitors Rochdale Mayfield in Saturday’s National Conference League Premier Division fixture, maintained their push for a high place in the play-offs by pushing on for a 44-0 victory.
Parkside, who are third in the standings – and who have a game in hand on second-placed Thatto Heath Crusaders – posted a Jack McShane hat-trick in the second period, while Elliott Morgan, Craig McShane and Omar Alrawi also crossed. Connor Squires, who had improved one of first-half tries by Ben Shulver and Mackenzie Haigh, finished with six goals.
STANNINGLEY and OULTON RAIDERS, though, both lost in Division One. The Raiders, who are sixth in the table (the top two are automatically elevated, with the next four playing off for the right to take the third promotion spot) slipped 40-6 at West Bowling, with Craig Jones dotting down as the hour beckoned and Kieran Walpole adding the extras. improving. The Bradford outfit led 22-0 at that stage.
Stanningley, who are a point behind Oulton, were beaten 36-4 at Wigan St Patricks and had to settle for a consolation try by Josh Adams on 76 minutes.
The departure of Dillon Thornton shortly after half-time for an alleged head-butt proved costly for HUNSLET WARRIORS in the Division Two fixture at Wigan St Judes, who leapfrogged the Warriors out of the relegation zone with a 40-20 verdict after having led only 28-20 on 72 minutes.
Hunslet, who travelled with only 16 men, registered tries by Josh Cassar, Darryl Foster and Josh McClelland, with Richard Wheelhouse kicking four goals.
Division Three champions-elect EAST LEEDS, meanwhile, beat visitors Leigh East 28-12, courtesy of a try and four goals by Luke Littlewood and touchdowns by Shane Plunkett, James Forsell, Andy Djeukessi and Jack Thackray.
DRIGHLINGTON, though, saw a 16-0 interval lead against Seaton Rangers transformed into an 18-16 victory for the visitors. Drig had established a winning position through tries by Jack Richardson, Sam Thornton and Ethan Hallas, plus two Cam Jones goals.
Saturday 16 July 2022
National Conference League
Premier Division: Egremont Rangers 52, Thornhill Trojans 12; HUNSLET CLUB PARKSIDE 44, Rochdale Mayfield 0; Leigh Miners Rangers 16, York Acorn 24; Lock Lane 14, Wath Brow Hornets 0; Pilkington Recs 0, Siddal 22; West Hull 54, Thatto Heath Crusaders 6.
Division One: Featherstone Lions 24, Myton Warriors 22; Milford 14, Hull Dockers 24; Saddleworth Rangers 24, Ince Rose Bridge 48; Skirlaugh 18, Kells 26; West Bowling 40, OULTON RAIDERS 6; Wigan St Patricks 36, STANNINGLEY 4.
Division Two: Beverley 16, Crosfields 36; Dewsbury Celtic 16, Heworth 12; Dewsbury Moor Maroons 22, Clock Face Miners 22; Normanton Knights 31, Barrow Island 12; Wigan St Judes 40, HUNSLET WARRIORS 20; Woolston Rovers 30, Bradford Dudley Hill 18.
Division Three: Batley Boys 15, Shaw Cross Sharks 23; DRIGHLINGTON 16, Seaton Rangers 18; EAST LEEDS 28, Leigh East 12; Eastmoor Dragons 6, Waterhead Warriors 56; Hensingham 22, Bentley 14; Oldham St Annes 28, Millom 6.
Friday 22 July 2022
Division One: Leigh Miners Rangers v Thatto Heath Crusaders.
Division Two: HUNSLET WARRIORS v Dewsbury Moor Maroons.
Division Three: Bentley v DRIGHLINGTON.
Saturday 23 July 2022
Premier Division: Pilkington Recs v HUNSLET CLUB PARKSIDE; Rochdale Mayfield v Lock Lane; Siddal v West Hull; York Acorn v Egremont Rangers.
Division One: Hull Dockers v Featherstone Lions; Kells v Wigan St Patricks; Myton Warriors v Ince Rose Bridge; Skirlaugh v Saddleworth Rangers; STANNINGLEY v OULTON RAIDERS; West Bowling v Milford.
Division Two: Barrow Island v Crosfields; Bradford Dudley Hill v Wigan St Judes; Clock Face Miners v Beverley; Normanton Knights v Dewsbury Celtic; Woolston Rovers v Heworth.
Division Three: Leigh East v Eastmoor Dragons; Millom v Shaw Cross Sharks; Seaton Rangers v Oldham St Annes; Waterhead Warriors v EAST LEEDS.