By Robert Haile
The National Conference Leagues are taking shape with teams now looking to keep the momentum going or stop the slide down the the table.
The Premier Division Hunslet ARLFC came away from Kells with a 0-28 win on Saturday April 22 as West Hull kept pace with a 18-22 win at Siddal.
Wath Brow Hornets stay third with a 18-28 win at Leigh Miners Rangers and fourth placed Rochdale Mayfield picked up a big 60-12 victory over Hull Dockers.
York Acorn beat fifth placed Thatto Heath Crusaders 36-16 and Wigan St Patricks picked up their first points of the season with a 32-26 victory Lock Lane.
The first Premier Division Cumbrian Derby takes place on Saturday April 29 as Kells host Wath Brow Hornets with both team up the top end of the table.
Wigan St Patricks face Leigh Miners Rangers and Hunslet ARLFC travel to York Acorn.
Premier Division Results
York Acorn 36-16 Thatto Heath Crusaders
Wigan St Patricks 32-26 Lock Lane
Siddal 18–22 West Hull
Rochdale Mayfield 60-12 Hull Dockers
Leigh Miners Rangers 18-28 Wath Brow Hornets
Kells 0-28 Hunslet ARLFC
Premier Division Table
- Hunslet ARLFC – 12
- West Hull – 10
- Wath Brow Hornets – 9
- Rochdale Mayfield – 8
- Thatto Heath Crusaders – 6
- Kells – 6
- Siddal – 4
- York Acorn – 4
- Hull Dockers – 4
- Lock Lane – 3
- Leigh Miners Rangers – 2
- Wigan St Patricks – 2
In Division One the last unbeaten record fell on April 22 as West Bowing stayed top despite a 36-38 defeat to Stanningley.
Heworth lost out to a last minute try as Egremont snatched victory with a 18-14 win as Oulton Raiders moved into second with a 24-32 win at Featherstone Lions.
Ince Rose Bridge joined the six teams on 8 points with a 32-24 victory over Clock Face Miners and Pilkington Recs beat Skirlaugh 28-18.
Crosfields piled more misery on winless Thornhill Trojans with a 48-18 win to leave the visitors 6 points adrift.
Two games on April 29 as Crosfields face Featherstone and Stanningley take on West Bowling.
Division One Results
West Bowling 36-38 Stanningley
Pilkington Recs 28-18 Skirlaugh
Ince Rose Bridge 32-24 Clock Face Miners
Featherstone Lions 24-32 Oulton Raiders
Egremont Rangers 18-14 Heworth
Crosfields 48-18 Thornhill Trojans
Division One Table
- West Bowling – 10
- Oulton Raiders – 10
- Heworth – 8
- Stanningley – 8
- Pilkington Recs – 8
- Skirlaugh – 8
- Clock Face Miners – 8
- Ince Rose Bridge – 8
- Egremont Rangers – 6
- Crosfields – 6
- Featherstone Lions – 0
- Thornhill Trojans – 0
In Division Two unbeaten Waterhead Warriors picked up a 12-28 win at Myton Warriors on April 22 to stay top as Dewsbury Moor Maroons ran out 0-40 winners at Barrow Island and Woolston Rovers 12-18 win over Saddleworth Rangers keep them joint top.
Wigan St Judes got the better of East Leeds with a 60-20 win, Shaw Cross Sharks 44-6 victory over Normanton Knights moves them into fourth while Milford lost 42-12 at Dewsbury Celtic.
Just the two games on April 29 as Saddleworth Rangers host table toppers Waterhead Warriors as Shaw Cross Sharks face joint leaders Woolston Rovers.
Division Two Results
Wigan St Judes 60-20 East Leeds
Shaw Cross Sharks 44-6 Normanton Knights
Saddleworth Rangers 12-18 Woolston Rovers
Myton Warriors 12-28 Waterhead Warriors
Dewsbury Celtic 42-12 Milford
Barrow Island 0-40 Dewsbury Moor Maroons
Division Two Table
- Waterhead Warriors – 10
- Dewsbury Moor Maroons – 10
- Woolston Rovers – 10
- Shaw Cross Sharks – 7
- Dewsbury Celtic – 6
- Barrow Island – 6
- Myton Warriors – 5
- Wigan St Judes – 4
- Saddleworth Rangers – 4
- Normanton Knights – 4
- Milford – 2
- East Leeds – 2
In Division Three Oldham St Annes stayed top with a 26-20 win against Beverley while Ellenborough moved into second with a 30-10 victory at Bentley to join Millom who lost 22-20 at Leigh East who also sit second.
Hensingham lost 14-22 against Drighlington and Seaton Rangers went down 22-33 at home to Eastmoor Dragons.
The rugby league kicked off early in Division Three as Hensingham came back from losing at half time to beat Seaton Rangers 36-26 on Friday April 28.
Division Three Results
Seaton Rangers 22-33 Eastmoor Dragons
Oldham St Annes 26-20 Beverley
Leigh East 22-20 Millom
Hensingham 14-22 Drighlington
Ellenborough 30-10 Bentley
Hensingham 36-26 Seaton Rangers
Division Three Table
- Oldham St Annes – 10
- Ellenborough – 8
- Millom – 8
- Leigh East – 8
- Beverley – 6
- Drighlington – 6
- Eastmoor Dragons – 4
- Hensingham – 4
- Bentley – 2
- Seaton Rangers – 2