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Newcastle get past Dons to set up promotion showdown with Oldham

Newcastle Thunder put up a brilliant performance to beat Doncaster 34-4 at Kingston Park to set up a League One promotion final at Oldham.

The damage was done in the first half. as the Thunder produced three tries in the first half an hour.

Efforts from Kieran Gill, Keal Carlile and Lewis Young, all of which were converted by Rhys Clarke to put the North East side ahead by 18 going into half time.

The Dons needed a response in the second half, and they got it as Rangi Chase showed his class to get over the try line, but the conversion was missed.

However, the reprieve was short as Gill added two more tries to complete his hat trick and Alex Clegg got in on the act to confirm a 30 point victory for the North East side.

That result means the Thunder travel to Oldham next Sunday, with the winner claiming a place in the Championship for next season.

As for Doncaster, they can reflect on what has been a very good season and they certainly looked like they were going to upset the applecart when they won at Newcastle a few weeks ago, but they couldn’t make it count after consecutive defeats against Oldham and Newcastle.

They will now go away and build for 2020 and will hope to go one step further and get into the second tier.

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Betfred League One Roundup: Oldham into final

Oldham 22-12 Doncaster- Tries from Dave Hewitt, Emmerson Whittel and Paul Crook, who also added two penalties, won the game for Oldham. The Dons responded with tries from Matty Beharrell and Kyle Kesik, but they now face the eliminator.

Newcastle Thunder 38-18 Workington Town- A hat trick from Kieran Gill, two tries for Nick Newman and other efforts from Quentin Laulu-Togage and Alex Clegg won the game for Newcastle. Workington responded with tries from Blain Marwood, Perry Singleton and Andrew Dawson, but their season is over.

Betfred League One Playoffs Roundup: Hunslet out after Workington defeat

Newcastle Thunder 6-20 Doncaster- Tries from Sam Doherty, Jason Tali, Frankie Mariano and Matty Chrimes earned a stunning win for the Dons. The Thunder responded with a try from Alex Clegg, but they are defeated at home.

Hunslet 24-32 Workington Town- Two tries from Sean Penkywicz and other efforts from Gordon Maudling, Stevie Scholey and Fuifui Moimoi earned a brilliant win for Workington. Hunslet responded with two tries from Tom Ashton and other efforts from Ryan Wright and Jimmy Watson, but they will remain in League One next season.

Betfred League One Roundup: Whitehaven win the league

Saturday

Coventry Bears 0-72 Whitehaven- A hat trick from Jordan Burns, two tries from Jake Moore, David Thompson and Calvin Phillips as well as other efforts from Marc Shackley, Chris Taylor, Carl Forster and Andrew Bulman won the game and the title for Whitehaven.

North Wales Crusaders 36-18 London Skolars- Two tries from Rob Massam and Stephen Wild as well as other efforts from Simon Atherton, Jonny Walker and Alex Eckley won the game for the Crusaders. The Skolars responded with tries from Liam Scott, Jordan Williams and Omari Caro, but they end the season with a defeat.

Sunday

Hunslet 20-34 Oldham- A hat trick from Danny Langtree and other efforts from Danny Bridge and Paul Crook secured second place for Oldham. Hunslet responded with tries from Zach Braham, Jim Watson and Nathan Chappell, but they end the season with a defeat.

Keighley Cougars 22-32 Newcastle Thunder- Two tries from Alex Clegg, Nicholas Newman and Kieran Gill earned an impressive away win for Newcastle. The Cougars responded with two tries from Taylor Prell and other efforts from Kieran Moran and Davey Dixon, but they fall short at home.

Workington Town 4-30 Doncaster- Two tries from Tom Halliday and other efforts from Jason Tali, Matty Beharrell and Frankie Mariano win the game for Doncaster. Workington responded with a try from Caine Barnes, but they fall to a heavy defeat at home.

Betfred League One Roundup: Promotion race to final day

Coventry Bears 6-50 Oldham- Two tries from Danny Langtree and other efforts from Liam Bent, Adam Brook, Jack Holmes, Kyran Johnson, Declan Kay, Phil Joy and Ben Davies earned the big win for Oldham. The Bears responded with a try from Jacob Jones but it is another defeat for them.

Hunslet 16-30 Workington Town- Two tries for Fuifui Moimoi and other efforts from Declan O’Donnell, Tom Curwen and Perry Singleton earned the impressive win for Workington. Hunslet responded with tries from Duane Straughier, Charlie Martin and Vila Halahifi but they fell to defeat.

Newcastle Thunder 46-22 North Wales Crusaders- Two tries for Kieran Gill, Quentin Laulu-Togagae and Matthew Wright as well as other efforts from Muizz Mustapha, Alex Clegg, Nick Newman and Evan Simons earned the impressive win for Newcastle. The Crusaders responded with two tries from Rob Massam and other efforts from Matt Reid and Stephen Wild but their faint playoff hopes are over.

Doncaster 48-12 Keighley Cougars- A hat trick from Tom Halliday and other efforts from Brad Foster, Jason Tali, Watson Boas, Ryan Boyle, Sam Doherty and Connor Bower won the game for the Dons. Keighley responded with tries from Billy Gaylor and Jason Muranka, but it is another defeat for them.

Whitehaven 74-6 West Wales Raiders- A hat trick from Sam Forrester, two tries from Jordan Burns, David Thompson and Andrew Bulman as well as other efforts from James Newton, Callum Phillips, Jake Moore and Kris Coward earned the big win for Whitehaven. The Raiders responded with a try from Steve Parry, but it is another heavy defeat for them.

Betfred League One Roundup: Title race going down to the wire

Keighley Cougars 19-46 Whitehaven- A hat trick from Sam Forrester, two tries from Dion Aiye and Callum Phillips as well as another effort from Andrew Bulman earned the comeback win for the leaders. Keighley responded with tries from Louis Sherriff, Jack Miller and Macauley Hallett as well as a penalty and a drop goal from Benn Hardastle, but they fall to defeat.

Newcastle Thunder 88-6 Coventry Bears- Four tries from Lewis Young, three tries from Kieran Gill, two tries from Conor Fitzsimmons and others from Aaron Ollett, Joel Edwards, Keale Carlile, Alex Clegg, Quentin Laulu-Togagae, Misi Taulapapa and Nicholas Newman earned the big win for the Thunder. The Bears responded with a try from Jack Ray but their losing run goes on.

Oldham 40-14 Doncaster- Tries from Liam Bent, Richard Hawkyard, Danny Langtree, Paul Crook, Cameron Leeming, Matthew Wilkinson and Gareth Owen earned the big win for Oldham. The Dons responded with two tries from Sam Doherty and another for Russ Spiers but their playoff hopes still hang in the balance.

Betfred League One Roundup: Dons win playoff thriller

North Wales Crusaders 33-16 Coventry Bears- Tries from Alex Thomson, Rob Massam, Declan Gregory, Brad Brennan, Dave Eccleston and Joe Ryan as well as a drop goal from Steve Roper earned the comeback win for the Crusaders. Coventry responded with tries from Reece Rance, Harvey Whiteley and Elliott Hall but they couldn’t see the game out.

Doncaster 23-22 London Skolars- Tries from Matty Beharrell, Sam Doherty, Russ Spiers and Rangi Chase as well as a drop goal from Beharrell won the game for Dons. London responded with a hat trick from Guy Armitage and another for Richard Wilkinson but their playoff hopes take another set back.

Oldham 28-20 Newcastle Thunder- Two tries from Danny Bridge and other efforts from Kyran Johnson, Cameron Leeming and Gareth Owen won the big game for Oldham. The Thunder responded with tries from Quentin Laulu-Togagae, Conor Fitzsimmons, Kieran Gill and Alex Clegg, but they fall to third.

Workington Town 66-22 West Wales Raiders- Two tries from Jonathan Walsh, Gordon Maudling and Blain Marwood as well as individual efforts from Danny Tickle, Russ Bolton, Caine Barnes, Sean Penkywicz and Sam Hopkins earned the big win for Workington. The Raiders responded with tries from Phil Cowburn, Paddy Jennings, Sam Baker and Michael Sabor but they were well beaten.

League One Review: Leaders Whitehaven lose at Newcastle

Newcastle Thunder 26-20 Whitehaven

It was a close first half, Jesse Nandye had given the visitors the lead before Rhys Clarke levelled. Michael Lewis converted to edge the Thunder into the lead. Jake Moore then kicked two penalties to give the league leaders the lead going into half time.

Moore then got Whitehaven’s second try just seven minutes into the second half. He then converted to put his side 14-6 ahead.

The Thunder responded with a try from Alex Clegg, which went unconverted meaning they trailed by four points midway through the second half.

The home side then scored two tries in six minutes to put them eight points up. Lewis Young and Lewis added a try to go with his conversions. He converted both efforts to put the Thunder 22-14 ahead with less than ten minutes to go.

Whitehaven, who had only lost once all season prior to this game, threatened to make it a grand stand finish as Callum Phillips went in with just five minutes left. Moore converted to leave just two points in the contest.

But the last word would go to the Thunder as Young grabbed his second right on full time to seal victory for the playoff chasing Thunder.

Oldham 28-4 Keighley Cougars

It was a perfect first half for the Cougars as tries from Danny Langtree, Anthony Bowman and Harry Aaronson, two of which were converted by Paul Crook had the Greater Manchester side 16-0 up at half time.

It was almost a flawless second half as Aaronson and Bowman grabbed their second tries of the day. Both were converted by Crook to bring Oldham up to 28 points.

The last word would go to the Cougars however as Jason Muranka got over with a minute to go. It wasn’t converted, but it gave the Cougars fans something to cheer.

Workington Town 54-16 Coventry Bears

It was a fast start to the game as Town scored two tries in the first six minutes. Tyllar Mellor and Jamie Doran scored the tries, one of which was converted by Carl Forber to put the home side 10-0 up.

Just before the 10 minute mark, the Bears were back in the game as Sam Davis got in and scored. Elliot Hall converted to bring the Bears back to within four points.

Before the 20 minute mark, Town were back in a comfortable position as Stevie Scholey scored. Forber converted again to put Town ahead by 12 points.

But once again, the Bears struck back as Jacob Jones got through. Hall missed the conversion, but scored a penalty just a few minutes later to half the deficit for the Midlands club.

The home side then took a stride to putting the game beyond their rivals as Perry Singleton and Calvin Wellington scored in the final two minutes of the half. Forber converted one of the tries to bring Town past 20 points.

The home side then scored four tries in the first 20 minutes of the second half to seal the game for them.

Mellor grabbed his second try, and there was other efforts from Ryan Fieldhouse, Russell Bolton and Tom Curwen, three of the tries were converted by Forber to bring the home side past 40 points.

The Bears would have something to show for the second half as Zak Fellows managed to score, but it was unconverted, leaving the Bears on 16 points.

However the last word would go to Town as Fieldhouse grabbed his second try right on full time. Surprisingly, Fuifui Moimoi stepped up to take the conversion and scored to round off a brilliant second half performance.

League Table

  1. Whitehaven 17
  2. London Skolars 15
  3. Oldham 14
  4. Hunslet 14
  5. Newcastle Thunder 13
  6. Workington Town 12
  7. Doncaster 12
  8. North Wales Crusaders 6
  9. Coventry Bears 6
  10. West Wales Raiders 0
  11. Keighley Cougars -1

League One Review: Doncaster and Hunslet improve playoff chances

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Doncaster thrash Raiders

Doncaster have kept their good run of form going with a 54-0 win over West Wales Raiders.

Two tries from Jason Tali and Menzie Yere and individual efforts from Matty Chrimes, Matty Beharrell, Connor Bower, Watson Boas, Jordan Howden and Sam Doherty earned the big win for the Dons

Hunslet win playoff battle against Newcastle

Hunslet survived a second half comeback to win a vital game at Newcastle Thunder.

They went ahead thanks to two tries from James Saltonstall and another from Nathan Chappell.

Chappell got his second try just after the break, but then the Thunder pulled two tries back through Kieran Gill and Alex Clegg.

Another try for Saltonstall stretched Hunslet out further in front but the Thunder responded again with Lewis Young.

The South Leeds side then wrapped the game up with a try from Gareth Potts.

North Wales win at Coventry to pull away from the bottom

North Wales Crusaders won at Coventry Bears to pull away from the bottom of the table.

The Bears took the lead early on through Reece Rance, but fell behind through tries by David Eccleston and Ken Baker before the break.

The two teams then started tit for tat in the second half with Rob Massam twice putting the Crusaders two tries ahead, but twice the Bears responded with tries from Lewis Taylor and Elliott Hall.

But further tries from Warren Thompson and Karl Ashall won the game for the Crusaders.

Table

  1. Whitehaven 15
  2. London Skolars 13
  3. Oldham 12
  4. Hunslet 12
  5. Newcastle Thunder 9
  6. Doncaster 8
  7. Workington Town 8
  8. North Wales Crusaders 6
  9. Coventry Bears 6
  10. West Wales Raiders 0
  11. Keighley Cougars -1