MYTON WARRIORS CRUSH SKIRLAUGH IN DERBY!
Considering their respective positions in the League, a barely believable scoreline emerged from Eastside on Saturday as Myton Warriors thrashed hapless Skirlaugh 44-0 in the NCL Division One local Derby.
The Warriors have been scoring plenty of points all season but conceding far too many so to 'nil' their great rivals and put 44 points past them suggests they have at last turned the corner and can start climbing the League. Skirlaugh, who had 64 put past them at Wigan St Patricks last week without scoring themselves, will be dismayed to be thrashed again and need to regroup very quickly to have any sort of chance at the play-offs.
The Warriors, who put 32 unanswered points on the board at Dewsbury Moor Maroons last week after going 12-0 down, led 20-0 at the break and ran in eight tries in a totally dominant display. To add to their joy the Warriors 'A' team beat Skirlaugh Bulls 40-16 in a curtain raiser.
West Hull played Premier Division bottom side Kells at a very windy Community Centre and raced into a 28-0 half-time lead despite playing against the gale. The Green And Golds had five of the successful Under 18's playing due to holidays and work commitments and it was a combination of two of those youngsters, Reece Gooch and Connor Matthews, that got the latter over in the corner for the third try, brilliantly converted by Ryan Wilson who had a much easier task for the first score when Oscar Ellerington used his strength to power over between the posts. He also added the extras after Sam Cator, who was causing havoc down Kells left-edge, stormed over for try number two and also when the outstanding Josh Wood scythed through a static defence for try number four. Jack Lazenby was also having another powerful game and he went over in the left corner, just too far out for the conversion, and at 28-0 it looked as though a cricket score would ensue with Wests having the wind advantage in the second period.
But too their great credit Kells regrouped and showed incredible determination to keep the home side scoreless and looked the more likely to score themselves when Martin O'Neill raced away from his own line only to be hauled down by a brilliant Jacks Watts tackle.
Wests second team were under strength when they played East Hull in the Yorkshire Men's League Premier Division at Rosmead Street and the home side ran out worthy 26-16 winners.
Also in the YML, Wyke Academy beat West Bowling 12-4 and Goole Vikings went to Wakefield Hawks and won 22-24.
In Division Two Dockers were narrowly beaten 12-14 by Clock Face Miners at Tower Grange, putting a dent in their play-off hopes, while Beverley suffered another defeat going down 28-18 at Barrow Island.