Sharks host Knights in crucial showdown

Andrew Fawkes scored a hat-trick for Shaw Cross. (d14061017)Andrew Fawkes scored a hat-trick for Shaw Cross. (d14061017)
Andrew Fawkes scored a hat-trick for Shaw Cross. (d14061017)
Shaw Cross Sharks entertain Normanton Knights in a showdown for the National Conference League Division Two title on Saturday (2.30pm).

The Sharks moved level on points with second placed Askam thanks to a 56-18 win at Leigh East last week and are just a point behind Normanton ahead of Saturday’s clash.

The Sharks led 26-6 at half-time and went on to complete a comfortable win as Andrew Fawkes led the way with a hat-trick.

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Further Cross tries came from Aiden Chandler, Andrew Tillotson, Matt Myers, Luke Blake, Chris Walker, Martin Woodhead and Zach Johnson, with Shaun Squires landing eight goals.

Dewsbury Celtic suffered a 42-14 defeat at Milford Marlins and remain just two points outside the Division One relegation zone.

Andrew Corrigan, Danny Thomas and Pat Foulstone were the Celtic scorers, with Nikki Crabtree adding a goal.

Celtic entertain Waterhead on Saturday in a crucial game in the battle against relegation.

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Thornhill Trojans earned a second win in the Pennine League Premier Division, defeating Hunslet Old Boys 34-22 in Overthorpe Park.

Thornhill trailed 18-6 at one stage but battled back superbly to level at 22-22.

Jordan Lowther sold a tremendous dummy to race through for a try, which Andrew Bates converted.

Deep into injury time, the impressive Danny Ratcliffe wriggled out of a tackle and over for the match-clinching try which Bates improved to end with fours goals.

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It was Danny Ratcliffe’s second of the game and other Trojans tries came from Adam Bird, Joss Ratlcliffe and Aaron Briggs, with Richard Bostock taking man-of-the-match, as Thornhill celebrated a memorable win.