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Thatto Heath stay on top after beating Skirlaugh
9:19pm Monday 2nd September 2013 in Sport
THATTO HEATH CRUSADERS remain topof the Premier League following a 38-28 victory over SKIRLAUGH.
The pace setters were made to work hard by the relegation threatened visitors and were actually 18-16 behind at the interval.
Winger Darren Woods starred with a four-try haul whilst Thatto’s other points came via tries to Dave Pike, Jamie Tracey and Chris Frodsham, with five Shaun Quinn goals completing matters.
Skirlaugh – who remain just outside the relegation zone – has try scorers in the shape of Scott Mountain, Tom Saltmer (2) and Jonny Young. James Haynes landed six goals.
Andy Matthew’s hat-trick helped LOCK LANE cruise to a comfortable 40-6 win over struggling INCE ROSE BRIDGE.
The winger was joined on the score sheet by Paul Brown, Jordan Siddons, Kieran Gill and Craig Duncan, as Nathan Fozzard tagged on six goals.
Ince’s only reply came when Robbie Valentine converted a Chris Boyland effort in the first half.
MYTON WARRIORS continue to struggle with their latest defeat coming against WEST HULL 38-16.
The bottom-placed side started brightly when Reece Dunbar crashed over and Kris Walker kicked the first of his two goals.
However, Wests roared back with tries to Josh Hart, Scott Hewlett and Ryan Morrow helping them to a 16-6 half-time lead.
Ash Rout, Hart and Scott Spaven all crossed after the break to make life more comfortable for third-placed Wests and they also had the last word as Kurtis Jackson scored and Spaven landed his fifth goal.
In between times John Hobman had replied for the Warriors.
Champions WATH BROW HORNETS eased to a 28-4 success at YORK ACORN.
The visitors were 18-0 ahead by half-time with the home side only responding when Jordan Hyde touched down early in the second half.
The Hornets finished the afternoon with touchdowns from Jamie Dixon (2), Richard Huby, Luke Davidson and Scott Pink, four of which Pink improved.
WIGAN ST PATRICKS hopes of making the play-offs suffered a blow as they slipped to a 24-10 defeat at SIDDAL.
Steve Hope and Emerson Newburn got the home side of to the perfect start, with the first of Gareth Blackburn’s four goals making it 10-0.
Simon Atherton replied with St Pats first points but it didn’t take long for Shaun Garrod and Hope – both goaled by Blackburn – to re-assert the hosts authority.
Bradley Smith converted Andy Higham’s late effort late on to give the visitors some consolation, but it was too little too late.
LEIGH MINERS RANGERS ground out a narrow 18-14 win at EAST HULL.
Jonny Youds converted tries from Scott O’Brien (2) and Shaun McDonald to supply the Miners points, whilst Easts could only muster a try and three goals from Carl Puckering, plus an effort from Dale Blackely.
HULL DOCKERS pulled off a major upset with 38-16 win at EGREMONT RANGERS.
The Dockers cruised into a 20-4 half-time lead with two tries from Chris Stephenson and four goals from the boot of Andy Kay.
Stephenson completed his hat-trick in the second half, whilst Jamie Mulligan and Gareth Moore also touched down for the visitors.
Egremont responded with efforts from Matt Bewsher, Paul Telford and Leon Crellin, two of which were improved by John Paul Brocklebank.