BAD DAY AT THE OFFICE
There are bad days at the office and then there's Saturday July 6th 2019! Eight of our local amateur rugby league sides played in the National Conference League and the Yorkshire Men's League - and all lost! To compound matter the City of Hull Academy side were thrashed 82-0 by Wigan.
Egremont is never an easy place to play and, after two losing battles against Hunslet Club Parkside, West Hull faced a daunting journey to Cumbria but came away with a creditable 20-16 loss against a home side inspired by England skipper JP Brocklebank, who crossed twice. Down 20-6 in the second half, Wests pulled the score back with Bobby Tyson-Wilson earning the visitors' Man of the Match award but eventually went down to a battling defeat. Parkside, who beat leaders Wath Brow Hornets 18-0, are just one point behind the joint leaders in the Premier Division with games in hand.
Myton Warriors faced a daunting task travelling to Division One leaders Pilkington Recs and it wasn't made any easier when the coach broke down! Thankfully Dockers were playing in Wigan and their coach was able to be diverted and the game in St Helens only kicked off half-an-hour late. The Warriors might have hoped the match had been cancelled as they went down 42-18 with their tries coming from Liam Ward, Kris Walker and Dan Precious, all converted by Ash James.
Dockers did very much better than they had at Beverley last week going down 34-26 to Ince Road Bridge in Division Two but Beverley disappointed with a 26-12 defeat to Wigan St Judes at the Potting Shed. Beverley's tries came from Will Wallis and Alex Calvert with Josh Poskitt and Lewis Straw adding the extras but had Lewis Poskitt sent off after 'disagreeing' with the referee's decision to rule out a try due to a lost ball.
Perhaps the most disappointing scoreline was at Skirlaugh where the home side, playing bottom club Dewsbury Moor Maroons in Division One, went down 38-24.
In the Yorkshire Men's League Division One, Lambwath Lions lost narrowly 18-20 to Kings Cross Park while in Division Four Lambwath Lions were beaten 26-18 at Crofton Sports. Goole Vikings have been going along nicely in Division Two but faced one of the strongest sides in the competition in York Acorn and had no answer, coming away with a 60-22 defeat.