The Yorkshire Mens League got back underway this week, playing their first league matches since March last year. Here is a roundup of the action here.
Nottingham Outlaws are the early leaders after a 28-14 victory over New Earswick All Blacks at home.
Siddal Academy join them at the top, after recording a 22-12 win at Brighouse Rangers. Two tries from Harvey Williams, and others from Oliver Waite and James Dodd earned them victory.
Also off the mark are East Hull, after claiming a 14-6 win over Cutsyke Raiders. Tries from Stuart Newlove and Stephen Mountain claimed the win.
While defending champions Bentley managed a 12-12 draw at home to Queensbury. Tries from Jordan Middleton and Jordan Seaman for Bentley were cancelled out by Scott Swann and Max Swallow for Queensbury.
King Cross Park got off the mark with an entertaining 36-28 win over Ovenden away from home.
Also off to a winning start are Fryston Warriors, who claimed an impressive 30-6 win away from home against Oulton Raiders.
Newcomers Westgate Common and Mirfield Stags also got off to winning starts. Westgate won 20-0 at Keighley Albion, while Mirfield claimed a 26-8 win over Bramley Buffolos.
Finally, Sharlston Rovers also won their match 24-6 at Wyke. Tries from Ryan Butterworth, Clayton Hopkins, Lee Dutson, Jack Kirmond, and Brendon Gibbins won them the match.
Almondbury Spartans kicked off their 2021 season with a 76-0 thrashing of Wakefield Warriors.
Lindley St Josephs also recorded a big win, 58-4 at home to Goole Vikings, while York Acorn thrashed Hull Wyke 50-4.
Elsewhere, Skirlaugh Bulls got off to a winning start after a 22-6 win over Doncaster Toll Bar. Two tries from Ryan Hilton, as well as others from Ashley Hedges, Harry Medlicott and Billy Wardell won the game.
Finally, Farnley Falcons also got off to a winning start. They won 12-10 at home to Ossett Trinity Tigers thanks to two tries from Ben Smith.
Hunslet Club Parkside are the early leaders in Division Three, after a 42-2 win at home to Stanningley. Two tries from Ryan Campbell and Daniel Lidbury, as well as other tries from Taylor McCourt, Luke O’Malley, McKenzie Haigh and Brad Wheeler won the match.
Heworth also claimed a big win after a 36-10 win over Odsal Sedbergh.
Finally, Wibsey Warriors claimed a win after a close 18-16 win at Upton thanks to tries from Elliott Culling, Elliot Wood and Ben Moore.
Lock Lane are the early leaders of Division Four after an emphatic 84-0 win over Dewsbury Moor thanks to two tries each from Bailey O’Connor, Nathan Fozzard, Calum Butler and Morgan Punchard, as well as others from Lucas Moon, Mason Hare, Harry Phillipson, Chris Siddons, Owen Brock, Jack Smith and Oliver Bloomer.
Newsome Panthers also won big, with a 52-0 win over Garforth Tigers.
Kirkburton Cougars also managed a win to start the season after a 34-4 win at Crigglestone All Blacks. Tries from Ed Goddard, Kieran Riding, Callum Poole, Oliver Arundel, Nathan Hammond and Ian Fox won it for them.
Elsewhere, Normanton Knights got off the mark after a 22-18 win over Brotherton Bulldogs.
Finally, Kippax and Swillington Miners won a tight encounter 26-24 against Dodworth Miners.
Division Five North
Batley Boys earned a 48-0 win over Shaw Cross Sharks at home to go top of the table after round one.
Stanley Rangers also claimed a comprehensive win to open their account, as they beat Eastmoor Dragons 26-0 at home. Tries from Will Hudson, Daniel Ansell, Ben Taylor, Corbyn Kilday and Troy Snowden got them the win.
Elsewhere, Featherstone Lions got off the mark after a 31-12 victory at Birstall Victoria. A hat-trick from Josh Blackmore and other efforts from Jake Wood and Daniel Thompson won the game.
East Leeds also started the season with a win, as they beat Silsden Storm 28-10 at home. Two tries from Adam Keedy and others from Sam Crossland, Tom Norfolk and John Carter won it.
Finally, Seacroft Sharks picked up a decent 25-18 win over Milford at home.
Division Five South
Hull Dockers claimed the opening day spoils after a 50-14 win over Kingswood Knights. Two tries from Lewis Suddaby and others from Michael Penny, Jamie Maston, Andrew Rendell, Dylan Rawlings, Darren Bunby, Charlie Webster and Tom Platt won them the game.
Finally, Cottingham Tigers beat Lambwath Lions 36-16 at home.