RL Conference: Batley Boys stun league leaders

Batley Boys produced an improved display to surprise leaders Normanton Knights with a 22-18 win in the National Conference League E.

Friday, 13th August 2021, 8:00 am
Batley Boys' Adam Bingham.

Adam Bingham led the way with two tries and three goals, while Tom Ripley and Jonathan Marsden also dotted down.

Dewsbury Celtic leapfrogged mid-table local rivals Dewsbury Moor Maroons with a 34-8 win over their neighbours.

Moor were only 10-4 behind at half-time, Max Vernon having raced over in response to tries by Lewis Teale and Harry Copley.

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But Paul Foulstone, Jermaine Akadaire, Copley and Nathan Waring all crossed for Celtic in the second half with Charlie Heaton completing a five-goal haul. Connor Gavaghan’s try was a consolation for Moor.

Shaw Cross Sharks lost 28-6 at home to Eastmoor Dragons.

They were only 12-6 down at half-time after Declan Brereton crossed for a try and Callum Barker converted, but their cause was not helped after the break when Lucas Smith, Nathan Wright and Jack Russell were all sin-binned.

Despite two tries and three goals by Casey Johnson and a further try for Jake Wilson, Thornhill Trojans lost their League F match 42-18 at Underbank Rangers.

Their cause was not helped when they had to play 10 minutes without Johnson, who was sin-binned for an alleged dangerous tackle.

But Rangers, too, were up against it from the tenth minute when Oliver Moorhouse was red-carded on a charge of alleged homophobic abuse.