EACH of the National Conference League’s four divisions is headed by a team from South of the River territory – admittedly after only one round of fixtures.
HUNSLET CLUB PARKSIDE are top of the PREMIER DIVISION, courtesy of a 28-0 win at Cumbrian outfit Egremont Rangers; a victory that was secured despite Parkside being without the likes of Jamie Fields, Danny Lidbury and George Clark, who were injured in the previous week’s tremendous Betfred Challenge Cup effort against Sheffield Eagles.
Ritchie Westwood crossed twice in the rousting of Rangers, Will Cohen, Connor Squires and Omar Alwari touched down and Andy Hullock booted four goals.
OULTON RAIDERS are riding high in DIVISION ONE after prevailing 30-16 at north Leeds rivals Milford. The Raiders, who were never behind, prevailed through two tries by Chris Hope, touchdowns to Andy Williamson, Adrian Holdsworth and Hal Day, and five Archie Craggs goals. STANNINGLEY, though, missed out 24-16 at title rivals WEST BOWLING, despite tries by Tom Flannery, Jamaine Ruan and Tyler Hart, two of which Flannery improved.
HUNSLET WARRIORS are, after beating Beverley 30-14, looking down on the rest in DIVISION TWO. Alfie Marshall crossed twice in the success, Jordan Gale scored a try and three goals, and Mickey Hoyle, Tyler Dargan and Dillon Thornton popped in.
EAST LEEDS, meanwhile, are in pole position in DIVISION THREE, but DRIGHLINGTON are bottom, following a 48-0 result between the sides at Easy Road. Shane Plunkett led the way for Easts with four tries, Ben Walkin helped himself to a couple, and Cieran Edwards, James Forsell and Jordan Russell raced in; Nathan Conroy landed six goals.
Saturday 5 March 2022
Premier Division: Egremont Rangers 0, HUNSLET CLUB PARKSIDE 28; Leigh Miners Rangers 22, Pilkington Recs 4; Rochdale Mayfield 36, York Acorn 10; Thatto Heath Crusaders 32, Siddal 14; Thornhill Trojans 6, West Hull 24; Wath Brow Hornets 36, Lock Lane 20.
Division One: Featherstone Lions v Kells -pp; Milford 16, OULTON RAIDERS 30; Myton Warriors v Saddleworth Rangers -pp; Skirlaugh 10, Hull Dockers 8; West Bowling 24, STANNINGLEY 16; Wigan St Patricks 28, Ince Rose Bridge 14.
Division Two: Crosfields 28, Barrow Island 18; Dewsbury Celtic 18, Bradford Dudley Hill 10; Heworth v Dewsbury Moor Maroons -pp; HUNSLET WARRIORS 30, Beverley 14; Normanton Knights 22, Wigan St Judes 10;
Woolston Rovers 20, Clock Face Miners 24.
Division Three: Batley Boys 22, Millom 0; Bentley 24, Hensingham 6; EAST LEEDS 48, DRIGHLINGTON 0; Leigh East 24, Shaw Cross Sharks 22; Seaton Rangers 42, Eastmoor Dragons 0; Waterhead Warriors 24, Oldham St Annes 4.
Saturday 12 March 2022
Premier Division: HUNSLET CLUB PARKSIDE v Thatto Heath Crusaders; Pilkington Recs v Egremont Rangers; Siddal v Leigh Miners Rangers; Wath Brow Hornets v Thornhill Trojans; West Hull v Rochdale Mayfield; York Acorn v Lock Lane.
Division One: Hull Dockers v Wigan St Patricks; Ince Rose Bridge v Milford; Kells v West Bowling; OULTON RAIDERS v Featherstone Lions; Saddleworth Rangers v Skirlaugh; STANNINGLEY v Myton Warriors.
Division Two: Barrow Island v HUNSLET WARRIORS; Beverley v Normanton Knights; Bradford Dudley Hill v Heworth; Clock Face Miners v Dewsbury Celtic; Dewsbury Moor Maroons v Crosfields; Woolston Rovers v Wigan St Judes.
Division Three: DRIGHLINGTON v Leigh East; Eastmoor Dragons v EAST LEEDS; Hensingham v Seaton Rangers; Millom v Waterhead Warriors; Oldham St Annes v Batley Boys; Shaw Cross Sharks v Bentley.