HUNSLET CLUB PARKSIDE rose to fourth in the National Conference League’s Premier Division after posting a third successive victory with a 26-12 verdict at bottom side York Acorn.
The visitors, who were level at 12-12 early in the second half, took the spoils through tries by Kieran Webster and Jack McShane, with Danny Rowse, who improved both scores, landing a vital penalty between-times.
Rowse also improved touchdowns in the first half by Ben Shulver and Craig McShane.
OULTON and STANNINGLEY – who meet at the Raiders on Saturday – both lost, however. Oulton have slipped from top to fifth after losing 28-18 at Wigan St Patricks, never quite recovering from a 22-0 interval deficit despite an impressive rally involving tries by Danny Mackintosh, Harry Kendall, Andy Williamson and Adrian Holdsworth, plus a Danny Johnson conversion.
Stanningley are still in the promotion race despite being beaten 50-12 at Cumbrian side Kells after having gone in front with a Daniel Barcoe try which Ben Selby, who also improved a second half effort by Sam Savage, converted.
A last-gasp drop goal by Matty Scott helped HUNSLET WARRIORS to a 19-19 draw with Woolston in Division Two – only a couple of minutes after the visitors had edged in front with a one-pointer of their own.
The Warriors had been level through tries by Jordan Gale, Josh McLelland and Dale Bateson, plus three Gale goals.
EAST LEEDS continue to take Division Three by storm and, although travelling with only 15 players, extended their unbeaten run to seven games with a 26-10 win at Bentley. Nathan Conroy led the way with a try and three goals, while Ben Walkin, Ryan Wooffitt, Andy Djeukessi and Luke Mullen also dotted down. DRIGHLINGTON, though, were beaten 34-0 by visitors Waterhead despite a tireless display by Declan Brerton.
Saturday 23 April 2022
National Conference League
Premier Division: Egremont Rangers 16, Leigh Miners Rangers 20; Pilkington Recs 13, Wath Brow Hornets 4; Rochdale Mayfield 44, Thornhill Trojans 6; Siddal 10, Lock Lane 34; Thatto Heath Crusaders 22, West Hull 24; York Acorn 12, HUNSLET CLUB PARKSIDE 26.
Division One: Featherstone Lions 32, Milford 12; Hull Dockers 58, Myton Warriors 6; Kells 50, STNNINGLEY 12; Skirlaugh 24, Ince Rose Bridge 28; West Bowling 28, Saddleworth Rangers 16; Wigan St Patricks 28, OULTON RAIDERS 18.
Division Two: Barrow Island 24, Wigan St Judes 18; Beverley 18, Clock Face Miners 12; Crosfields 40, Bradford Dudley Hill 24; Dewsbury Moor Maroons 30, Dewsbury Celtic 12; HUNSLET WARRIORS 19, Woolston Rovers 19; Normanton Knights, 18 Heworth 40.
Division Three: Batley Boys 12, Seaton Rangers 24; Bentley 10, EAST LEEDS 26; DRIGHLINGTON 0, Waterhead Warriors 34; Eastmoor Dragons 6, Oldham St Annes 42; Leigh East 32, Hensingham 24; Shaw Cross Sharks 56, Millom 22.
Saturday 30 April 2022
Premier Division: HUNSLET CLUB PARKSIDE v West Hull; Leigh Miners Rangers v Rochdale Mayfield; Lock Lane v Pilkington Recs; Thatto Heath Crusaders v York Acorn; Thornhill Trojans v Siddal.
Division One: Ince Rose Bridge v Myton Warriors;
Kells v Skirlaugh; Milford v West Bowling; OULTON RAIDERS v STANNINGLEY; Saddleworth Rangers v Hull Dockers; Wigan St Patricks v Featherstone Lions.
Division Two: Beverley v Barrow Island; Clock Face Miners v Heworth; Dewsbury Celtic v Normanton Knights; Dewsbury Moor Maroons v HUNSLET WARRIORS; Wigan St Judes v Bradford Dudley Hill; Woolston Rovers v Crosfields.
Division Three: Batley Boys v Bentley; DRIGHLINGTON v Oldham St Annes; EAST LEEDS v Shaw Cross Sharks; Hensingham v Eastmoor Dragons; Millom v Leigh East; Seaton Rangers v Waterhead Warriors.