League One Sunday Review: Haven clear at the top

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North Wales Crusaders 30-18 Workington Town

Town took the lead after nine minutes as Carl Forber got through. He scored the conversion to make it a six point advantage.

The Crusaders then took control in the first half as Ben Stead, Steve Roper and Dante Morley-Samuels all went over to put the Crusaders up by 12 points.

The last word of the half would go to Workington as Perry Singleton got through. Forber converted again to leave the Town just one try behind.

It was a close second half as Stead added a penalty and then Morley-Samuels grabbed his second try and Ken Baker sealed the win for the Crusaders.

Once again, the last word would go to the Town as Declan O’Donnell scored, Forber converted but it was in vain as Workington were well beaten.

Hunslet 12-26 Newcastle Thunder

It was Hunslet who took the lead in this one as James Woodburn-Hall crossed after just two minutes, however it went unconverted.

The Thunder levelled just ten minutes later as Joseph Brown went over. It also went unconverted.

Hunslet then edged back in front thanks to a penalty from Reece Dean and then Josh Tonks scored a try to edge the South Leeds side ahead by 10 points going into half time.

The second half belonged to the Thunder as Evan Simons, Kieran Gill and Keal Carlile all scored to hand the Newcastle side victory.

Whitehaven 16-10 Oldham

It was the visitors who took the lead in this top of the table clash as Scott Law got over. Dave Hewitt converted to leave Oldham six points in front going into half time.

But Haven showed their top of the table credentials by getting back into the game with a try from Dave Thompson and a penalty from Connor Holliday put them ahead by two points.

Oldham then retook the lead with just over 20 minutes to go as Zak McComb got through. Crucially, it went unconverted meaning they led by just two points.

It was a late show from the hosts but they got the job done thanks to a Jordan Burns try, conversion and penalty to leave them with a six point victory.

League Table

  1. Whitehaven 21
  2. Newcastle Thunder 19
  3. Oldham 18
  4. Doncaster 16
  5. Hunslet 16
  6. London Skolars 15
  7. Workington Town 12
  8. North Wales Crusaders 12
  9. Coventry Bears 8
  10. Keighley Cougars 1
  11. West Wales Raiders 0
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