West Hull retain unbeaten record
West Hull remain second in the NCL Premier Division, one point behind Egremont, after a retaining their unbeaten record with a comprehensive victory at Lock Lane on Saturday.
Victory of any kind looked in doubt after the opening few minutes, never mind a 40-14 success, as Wests produced some untypical defensive errors to allow the Castleford side into an 8-0 lead courtesy of Nathan Fozzard penalty and conversion following a superb try from their best player Fran Welsh. The Green and Golds were making uncharacteristic errors at this stage and it took them a while to settle into a rhythm but with Ben Arbon punching holes in the defence and Jack Lazenby's powerful running they began to get a grip and it was the latter whose final pass saw young winger Jamie Leigh squeeze over in the corner. Ryan Wilson's towering conversion lifted the side and Arbon and Lazenby again combined for the latter to get over almost in the same spot with Wilson once again finding the mark.
Wests went into the break 8-12 up but went to sleep a few minutes into the second period and allowed Craig Jeffels to plant the ball over the line from short range with Fozzard adding the extras. That was as close as Lock Lane came to scoring again as the West Hull forwards, ably led by prop forwards Lee Cator and Oscar Ellerington plus Man of the Match Ryan Steen took complete control. Josh Wood restored the lead after a period of pressure then another Ben Arbon break saw Scott Paris scamper half the length of the field to score under the posts. Ryan Wilson added the extras for the latter try then Scott Spaven put the game beyond the home side's reach. Wilson was again on hand to convert as he was when a final flourish saw Nathan Powley gain deserved reward for a battling display and Josh Wood completing a double.
After their disappointing home defeat by Skirlaugh in Division One, Myton Warriors got back to winning ways with a 34-8 victory over Dewsbury Moor Maroons at Marist but Skirlaugh couldn't add to their success when beaten 24-20 by high-flying York Acorn at Eastside.
Dockers travelled to Dewsbury to face Shaw Cross Sharks in Division Two and came away with a much needed 26-10 victory but Beverley are finding life tough after promotion and lost 42-26 at West Bowling.
In a busy Yorkshire Men's League, West Hull Academy beat Cutsyke Raiders 26-10; Goole Vikings played well in a 26-18 defeat at Stanningley; Skirlaugh Bulls were thrashed 54-4 at Osset; East Hull beat Bramley 30-10 at Rosmead Street; Myton Warriors A beat local rivals Lambwath Lions 44-30: while Hull Wyke had a double success, the first team winning 32-8 at Beverley A and the academy side 26-10 at home to Crigglestone.