Amateur RL: Warriors avert shut-out but stay in trouble

Hunslet Warriors' Johnny Dawson.
Hunslet Warriors' Johnny Dawson.
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HUNSLET WARRIORS are deep in relegation danger after being crushed 50-6 at home by Underbank Rangers in National Conference Division One.

That came a week after a 46-0 loss to visitors Myton and Warriors are in the drop zone with four games to play, three of those away from home.

Gareth Croft’s try four minutes from time, converted by Jordan Gale, prevented a second successive shut-out, but Johnny Dawson’s man of the match performance was their only positive.

East Leeds are one place above Warriors on points difference after a 38-12 defeat at Normanton Knights.

Rhys Kilbride and John Carter were Easts’ try scorers, Declan Tomlinson converting both.

Jonathan Hodgson bagged a brace for Normanton and Nathan Tuckerman scored a try and five goals.

Milford Marlins’ 30-26 defeat at relegation-threatened Ince Rose Bridge did Easts and Warriors no favours and dented their own play-offs hopes.

Matt Brocksom, Joe Ramsden, Andy Barker and James Baker touched down and Dave Watmough kicked three conversions for Milford, who led 26-12 inside the final 10 minutes.

Craig Savage, Chris Hope and Matty Bullough scored tries and Dom Flanagan kicked a goal for Oulton Raiders in a 42-14 setback at Myton Warriors.

In Division Two, champions Hunslet Club Parkside cruised to 70-12 success at Salford City Roosters, but Stanningley were beaten 14-0 at home by Blackbrook.

Thornhill Trojans were held 28-28 at home by Saddleworth Rangers, the sides’ second draw this season. Trojans’ try scorers were Liam Morley (2), James Craven, Danny Ratcliffe and Ben Kendall and George Woodcock kicked four goals.

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