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.
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.
Coventry Bears 20-48 Hunslet- Two tries for Gareth Potts and Reece Dean, as well as individual efforts from Tom Ashton, Josh Tonks, Nathan Chappell, Jimmy Watson and Dale Bloomfield got Hunslet’s promotion hopes back on track. The Bears responded with tries from Lewis Taylor, Reece Rance and Elliott Hall but they fell short in a brave fight.
Doncaster 12-22 Whitehaven- Two tries from Carl Forster and another for Andrew Bulman earned a crucial win for Whitehaven. The hosts responded with tries from Sam Doherty and Rangi Chase (playing his first game after returning from a drugs ban), but they fell just short in their chase of top spot.
Keighley Cougars 50-18 West Wales Raiders- A hat trick for Jack Miller, two tries for Benn Hardcastle and other efforts from Macauley Hallett, Will Cooke, Jamie Thackray and Jason Muranka earned the win for the Cougars. The Raiders responded with tries from Mitchell Shaw, Sam Baker and Morgan Evans, but they fall short in their battle for a first win.
Oldham 46-30 North Wales Crusaders- Two tries for Richard Hawkyard and Harry Aaronson and other efforts from Danny Bridge, Lee Kershaw, Matthew Wilkinson and Phil Joy earned the win for the hosts. The Crusaders responded with two tries from Rob Massam and other efforts from Ben Stead, Simon Atherton and Declan Gregory, but they fall just short.
Workington Town 32-22 London Skolars- Two tries from Jamie Doran and other efforts from Perry Singleton, Declan O’Donnell, Tyllar Mellor and Stevie Scholey earned a much needed win for Town. The Skolars responded with tries from Judd Greenhalgh, James Barran, and Iliess Macani, but it is another damaging defeat for them.
The latest weather front hitting the UK has meant more games were lost today.
Coventry Bears vs. Pilkington Recs, North Wales Crusaders vs. Featherstone Rovers, Halifax vs. Oldham and Hunslet vs. Bradford Bulls were all called off today with the rearranged fixtures to be announced in due course.
As for the games that did go ahead, there were two big upsets; the first of which saw Whitehaven defeat Dewsbury Rams 25-18.
Two tries for Jessie Joe Parker, as well as tries from Carl Forster and Jason Mossop and a drop goal from Stuart Howarth won the game for the Cumbrian side.
Converted tries from Martyn Reilly, Jack Teanby and James Glover kept the Rams in the game, but they fall to lower league opposition.
Whitehaven will be hoping this win can kick start their League One campaign after two straight defeats to start the season. They host Hemel Stags next Sunday.
As for Dewsbury, their inconsistent start to the season was summed up in this game. They will hope there is no lasting damage when they travel to struggling Leigh Centurions next Sunday.
The other saw York City Knights complete a 26-12 victory over Championship side Swinton Lions.
Two tries from Judah Mazive as well as effort from Ben Cockayne and Tim Spears won the game for the League One side.
Converted tries from George Tyson and Rhodri Lloyd got the Lions on the board, but they head back to Greater Manchester with a defeat.
The Knights, who were unlucky not to get promotion from League One last season, will be hoping this win can give them a bit of momentum heading into the rest of the season. They host Keighley Cougars on Sunday.
As for the Lions, their winless start to the season continues after five straight defeats in the Championship. And it doesn’t get any easier for them as they host league leaders London Broncos next Sunday.
In the days other games, Barrow Raiders were victorious over Sheffield Eagles by 28 points to 16.
Tries from Ryan Fieldhouse, Joe Bullock, Jarrad Stack, Gene Ormsby on debut and Andy Litherland won the game for a Raiders side in fine form this season.
The Eagles responded with tries from Matty Fozard, Iliess Macani and Ryan Millar, but it wasn’t enough and they still await their first win of the season.
Barrow have had a dream start since being promoted back into the Championship. And they wont have to wait to get their teeth back into todays opponents as they meet again in Barrow on Sunday.
Leigh Centurions also just about received passage into the next round with a 8-4 win at Batley Bulldogs.
Ricky Bailey scored the only try of the game that separated the two sides.
The Centurions will be hoping this win can give them a bit of momentum in what has been a difficult start to life back in the Championship. They host Dewsbury Rams next Sunday.
As for Batley, they have had a mixed start to the season, and this game was a sentiment of that. They host Featherstone Rovers next Sunday.
And the London Broncos survived a scare to book their place in the next round with a 22-20 victory against Workington Town.
Two tries from Rhys Williams as well as tries from Apirana Pewhairangi and Tom Spencer won the game for the side from the Capital.
Two tries from Jamie Doran as well as an effort from Perry Singleton kept Leon Pryce’s side in it, but they couldn’t quite get over the line.
The Broncos are going into the season hoping to achieve their ultimate goal which is Super League promotion. They travel to Swinton Lions next Sunday.
As for Workington, they will be hoping having a multiple Super League winner in their ranks can propel their fortunes as they look to get back into the Championship. They travel to London Skolars next Saturday.
The draw for the next round of the Challenge Cup will be on Tuesday.