Tetley’s Challenge Cup round-up
INCE ROSE BRIDGE stunned NCL champions WATH BROW HORNETS with a 20-10 win at Pinfold Street.
Just seven days after a heavy defeat to the Cumbrians in the opening weekend Ince bounced back in style to book their place in Wednesday’s round three draw.
Jamie Malone and Danny Robins gave the hosts an early 8-0 lead before Greg Dawson crossed to half the deficit.
Mike Houghton and Adam Dwyer strengthened Ince’s grip on the game with touchdowns and with Chris Boylan improving both it was 20-4 at half-time.
Peter Caddy converted Karl Dixon’s 51st minute to give the Hornets some hope but the Wigan side dug deep to close out the game.
A late try from Arron Jones-Bishop and conversion from Josh Parle was not enough for MILFORD MARLINS as they went down 16-6 at LEIGH MINERS RANGERS.
John Woods and Martin Lewis tries helped the Miners into a 10-0 lead at the break, before a second half effort from Lee Gittens and a second goal from Johnny Youds made the game safe.
BLACKBROOK staged a great comeback as they defeated OULTON RAIDERS 20-16 after extra-time.
The Raiders – two divisions higher than their opponents – got off to a flying start as tries to Dane Charles and Danny Stanley, both improved by Stanley, made it 12-0.
Sean Richardson hit back for the home side before Andy Eastham replied for the Raiders, but undeterred Blackbrook added two more tries through Stephen Parkinson – who also kicked two goals – and Jon Glover to force extra-time.
With the scores level the crucial play arrived in the 95th minute as Kyle Smith finished off a handling move as the Lancashire side upset the odds.
A hat-trick from Shaun Quinn helped THATTO HEATH CRUSADERS to a narrow 24-22 success over WIGAN ST PATRICKS.
The impressive Quinn also kicked four goals to complete a great afternoon’s work, whilst Adam Walsh crossed for Thatto’s other points.
St Pats – who were level at 18-18 at the break – looked on course for a win after three tries in the first 14 minutes.
John McCoy, Ryan Smith, Anthony Griffiths and Danny Pyke and touched down in the first half, whilst winger Dave Parkinson grabbed his sides fifth try four minutes from time. Brad Smith kicked one conversion but crucially couldn’t improve the late effort.
SIDDAL saw off EAST HULL 28-20 in an all NCL Premier Division contest.
Gareth Blackburn led the way with two tries and four goals, whilst the Halifax side also registered four-pointers from Craig Sanderson, Richard Cassanove and Stephen Hope.
Easts – who trailed 16-8 at half-time – crossed for three tries of their own as Carl Puckering, Liam Reid and Lewis Brown crossed the whitewash and Puckering booted four goals.
Two tries in the closing stages for HULL DOCKERS came too late to save them from a 22-12 defeat to WEST HULL.
A brace from Danny Swales and one each for Tom Cook and Jimmy Walker helped Wests into a commanding 18-0 interval lead as Arron Spaven tagged on a conversion.
Tom Radley grabbed the home side’s fifth try just before the hour mark meaning that the late double – from Chris Stephenson and Andy Kay – plus two conversions from Stephenson came too late.
HUNSLET OLD BOYS sent NCL side SADDLEWORTH RANGERS spinning out of the cup following a comprehensive 24-0 success.
Danny O’Connor and three penalties from Jamie Fields made it 10-0 by half-time and further touchdowns from Andy Hulock – who also kicked a goal – Keiran Murphy and Jerome Malcolm completed the win.
A second half hat-trick from Jamie Noon was just enough to see LEIGH EAST beat the BRITISH ARMY 28-24.
Kerrod Selmes had a good afternoon with a try and four goals whilst Gavin Hunter was the other Easts try scorer.
The Army – who led 12-10 at the break – had Danny Hunter in top form with four goals and two tries, whilst Jamie Milburn and Andy Gray also went over.
Allan Dunham sent LEEDS MET to defeat as his 58th minute try helped MYTON WARRIORS to a narrow 6-4 success.
Two penalties from Gaz Hynes had helped the students into a 4-0 lead, but Dunham’s effort and Kris Walker’s conversion proved just enough.
Two tries from man-of-the-match Tom Saltmer helped SKIRLAUGH overcome the ROYAL NAVY 36-4.
Fijian Kitione Kamikamika crossed for the Navy’s only points in the 65th minute but by that point the game was over.
The Hull side crossed for six touchdowns in total as Stuart Smith, Adam Robinson (2) and Aaron Higginbotham crossed the line. Jason Bell completed a good day with the boot with six goals from as many attempts.
EAST LEEDS returned from Cranwell with a 20-0 win after having too much for the RAF.
Jack Ely and Lee Fisher helped the visitors into a 10-0 interval lead, before Tom Idle and Ben Walkin went over in the second period.
Tom Sheldrake added two goals to complete the scoring.
Tetley’s Challenge Cup
Saturday March 9
Round Two results:
Leigh East 28 v 24 British Army
Myton Warriors 6 v 4 Leeds Met
West Hull 22 v 12 Hull Dockers
Hunslet Old Boys24 v 0 Saddleworth Rangers
Wigan St Patricks 22 v 24 Thatto Heath Crusaders
East Hull 20 v 28 Siddal
RAF 0 V 20 East Leeds
Blackbrook 20 v 16 Oulton Raiders (aet)
Royal Navy 4 v 36 Skirlaugh
Ince Rose Bridge 20 v 10 Wath Brow Hornets
Leigh Miners Rangers 16 v 6 Milford Marlins