Amateur RL: Raiders move clear at top as Easts slip up

Action from Shaw Cross Sharks v Hunslet Warriors.
Action from Shaw Cross Sharks v Hunslet Warriors.
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OULTON RAIDERS are three points clear at the top of National Conference Division Two after they won 36-16 at Leigh East and second-placed East Leeds were surprisingly beaten 44-19 by visitors Askam.

Kieron Walpole scored a try and four goals for Raiders, Harry Grayson crossed twice and other try scorers were Dom Flanagan, Danny Macintosh, Adrian Holdsworth and Matthew Stableford.

Action from Shaw Cross Sharks v Hunslet Warriors.

Action from Shaw Cross Sharks v Hunslet Warriors.

East Leeds suffered a dramatic collapse after leading 19-18 deep into the second half.

John Carter scored two tries and a drop goal, Ben Walkin crossed and Tom Sheldrake kicked three goals.

There was also a shock defeat for third-placed Thornhill Trojans, who went down 22-10 at home to second-bottom Drighlington.

Joss Ratcliffe and Tom Gledhill crossed for Trojans and George Woodcock kicked a conversion.

In Division One, Milford Marlins beat York Acorn 28-12 to record a fourth successive win. Matt Brocksom scored two tries and Tom Wilson, Steve Bacon and Zak Snellgrove also crossed, with Ryan Oxtoby landing four goals.

Hunslet Warriors’ poor form continued as they were hammered 20-6 at Shaw Cross Sharks.

Gareth Croft scored Warriors’ try, which was converted by player-coach Jamie Benn.

Hunslet Club Parkside pipped Castleford Lock Lane 18-14 thanks to a brace of tries by Craig Miles and one from Jamie Bradley, plus three Rocky Price goals.

Promotion-chasing Stanningley beat Oldham St Annes 24-14 in Division Three.

Try scorers were Sean Cooper, Daniel Barcoe, Brodie Pitts, Liam Duffy and Ben Selby. Liam Copland kicked two goals.

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