WEST HULL LOSE UNBEATEN RECORD
West Hull faced Hunslet Club Parkside three times in last season’s historic campaign for the Leeds club and lost narrowly in all three. Hopes were high of revenge when Parkside visited the Community Centre on Saturday but once again they were dashed when a controversial end to the game saw the visitors leave with a 20-18 victory and end West Hull’s unbeaten run in the NCL Premier Division.
Wests raced into an 8-0 lead but Jamie Fields and his team showed just why they are champions by hitting back in great style to lead 18-12 with a few minutes remaining. However, the Green and Golds have come back from the dead several times this season and looked to have done so again when levelling to 18-18. Unfortunately Wests lost the ball from the resulting kick-off and were then penalised at the final whistle and Fields stepped up to land the spoils. The teams meet again in the reverse fixture in Leeds next week.
Skirlaugh have been playing well in recent weeks in Division One and the visit of title-chasing Featherstone Lions was much anticipated as victory would see the Villagers climb the table at the expense of the visitors but the Lions went away from Eastside with a 14-13 victory.
Also in Division One, Myton Warriors made no mistake against Wigan St Patricks, slamming the Lancastrians 44-20 and are beginning to show the sort of form they are capable of.
In Division Two, Dockers had a very easy 60-6 victory over East Leeds while next week’s opponents at the Potting Shed, Beverley, saw off Askam 28-6.
Written by John Mooney