Sharks players allegedly bitten during league clash

Shaw Cross players were allegedly bitten during a Pennine League game at Pontefract Sports and Social
Shaw Cross players were allegedly bitten during a Pennine League game at Pontefract Sports and Social

Shaw Cross Sharks officials have written to the Pennine League after two of their players were allegedly bitten during last Saturday’s game at Pontefract Sports and Social.

The Sharks Pennine League side, effectively the club’s A team, suffered a 32-26 defeat at Pontefract in the Division Three clash but they are demanding action be taken against the home club.

Pictures of the alleged victims, Sam Bastow and Luke Hudson, appeared on the Shaw Cross twitter feed over the weekend showing the pair with nasty bite marks on their backs.

It is also alleged that the Pontefract club played a number of ineligible players in the game.

We contacted the Pennine League but at the time we went to press, they hadn’t commented on Saturday’s alleged incidents.

Batley Boys will attempt to play their BARLA National Cup quarter-final against Nevison Leap at the third time of asking at Halifax Road, Staincliffe, on Saturday (ko2.30pm).

The winners will have a home semi-final agaist Sharlston Rovers, who beat Methley Royals last week, while the other semi sees Wibsey Warriors hosting Hunslet Old Boys.

Dewsbury Moor Under-18s beat Oulton 32-6 in the Yorkshire Youth League.

Jacob Flathers raced from halfway to score the opening try, which he converted, before full-back Jordan Foster scooted through a gap as Moor led 10-0 at half-time.

Tobias Richardson barged over and Flathers added his second, which he improved.

Oulton replied with a converted try of their own but Moor responded well as Karl Hardaker raced 40 metres down the right touchline before play was switched to the opposite wing and Flathers scored and added an excellent conversion.

Hooker Cameron Bruce barged over for the final try which Flathers goaled and Moor’s final league game is at Wyke, while they meet Thornhill in the Heavy Woollen Cup.

On Saturday, Dewsbury Moor will stage a fundraising event for Connor Squires, who suffered a neck injury playing for Bradford College against Wakefield College on January 30. The evening consists of Stars on Stage, an auction, raffle and play your cards right.

Admission is £2 for adults, while donations to the Connor Squires Injury Fund can be sent to Peter Charlesworth, Dewsbury Moor chairman, 65 Greenfield Crescent, Grange Moor, Wakefield, WF4 4WA.

Dewsbury Moor’s annual meeting takes place on Wednesday April 17 at 8pm, when all paid up members are welcome to attend.