Amateur RL: Oulton Raiders close in on second division crown

Hunslet Warriors Luke Day.
Hunslet Warriors Luke Day.
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OULTON RAIDERS are one win away from the National Conference Division Two title following a 50-12 thrashing of Crosfields.

Josh Murray led the way with a hat-trick for Raiders, who close their campaign at Askam on Saturday.

Hunslet Warriors' Ben Gale.

Hunslet Warriors' Ben Gale.

Other try scorers were Josh Lancaster, Hal Day, Chris Hope, Blake Broadbent and Dominic Flanagan and Kieron Walpole kicked nine goals.

East Leeds’ Will Silkston was sent-off for alleged punching in a 46-12 defeat at Leigh East.

The Leeds side led 12-6 at the break through Ryan Woofitt’s brace of tries, both of which he converted.

Thornhill Trojans, who are second, were 32-12 victors at home to Askam. Will Gledhill (2), James Craven, Wayne Wilson, Liam Green and Anthony Broadhead crossed and George Woodcock added four goals.

Relegation-threatened Hunslet Warriors gave Division One leaders Underbank Rangers a scare before being pipped 16-10.

Warriors’ try scorers were Luke Day and Ben Gale, and Gary McClelland added a conversion.

Hunslet Club Parkside, who trail Underbank on points difference with a game in hand, remain on course for the title after a 34-14 win at Featherstone Lions.

Andy Hullock scored a second-half hat-trick, Michael Waite, Omar Alrawi and Danny Harrison also crossed and Jamie Fields kicked five goals.

Third-placed Milford Marlins lost 22-10 at Lock Lane.

Gareth Fairhead and Luke Watts crossed and Josh Cawood added a goal.

Tries by Niall Murphy and Jack Smith and two Liam Coplan conversions earned second-placed Stanningley a 12-8 win over Barrow Island in Division Three.

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