Amateur RL: Hunslet clubs tackle league’s highs and lows

Thornhill Trojans celebrate clinching one of the automatic promotion places.
Thornhill Trojans celebrate clinching one of the automatic promotion places.
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HUNSLET CLUB Parkside are one win away from the National Conference Division One title, but neighbours Hunslet Warriors have been relegated.

Parkside went top after they beat Shaw Cross Sharks 46-12 and previous leaders Underbank lost to lowly Featherstone Lions. Ben Shulver bagged a brace, Jamie Fields scored a try and six goals and Carl Briggs, Jack Kirmond, Jamie Bradley, Omar Al-Rawi and Jay Cunningham also crossed. Andy Hullock added a conversion.

Hunslet Warriors' Gary McClelland.

Hunslet Warriors' Gary McClelland.

Warriors went down 24-16 at York Acorn, with Luke Day (2) and Chris Hartley scoring their tries and Gary McClelland landing two goals.

Former Super League player Austin Buchanan scored a try on his debut in third-placed Milford Marlins’ 30-24 win over Ince Rose Bridge. Other try scorers were Zak Snellgrove (2), Tom Wilson and Dave Warren. Gareth Fairhead (4) and Josh Cawood added goals.

Oulton Raiders won 48-12 at Askam in their final game of the season to clinch the Division Two title, despite having James Cruikshank sent-off.

Adrian Holdsworth scored a hat-trick, Andy Williamson crossed twice and other try scorers were Chris Hope, Blake Broadbent, Matthew Stableford and Dom Flanagan. Kieran Walpole kicked six goals.

Thornhill Trojans came from 16-0 down to seal second spot and automatic promotion through a 35-16 win at Wigan St Jude’s. Danny Ratcliffe scored four tries and a drop goal. Other try scorers were James Craven and Liam Morley and George Woodcock landed five goals.

East Leeds booked their place in the play-offs by beating Drighlington 16-14, thanks to two tries from Kai Simpson and one from Zach Freer, plus two Tom Sheldrake goals.

Stanningley won 30-16 at West Bowling in Division Three.