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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 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.

Newcastle sign Gill on permanent contract

Newcastle Thunder have signed winger Kieran Gill on a permanent deal from 2020 after impressing on loan from Castleford Tigers.

He has scored 20 tries in just 17 appearances for the Thunder this season, as they look for promotion to the Championship.

Gill said: “I’m extremely excited to get the deal over the line, after a good loan period this year it was hard not to stay really. 

“I’ve loved the last four years at Castleford and am thankful for the experience I’ve gained as a player and a person. Unfortunately, injuries didn’t go my way but with Thunder I’ve found a great club with great ambitions and I’m sure it will continue to grow. 

“The coaching staff and lads have all been great and we’re still pushing towards that promotion and it’s great to be a part of and hopefully be able to be in the championship!” 

Newcastle boss Simon Finnigan said: “I’m very pleased to bring Gilly in as a Thunder player. He is very good on the field for us and has been very consistent all year. 

“The calibre of the player he is and the systems he has come through, we wanted to keep him. Off the field, he is excellent and is good around the group, so he is an important signing for the club.”

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.

Betfred League One Roundup: Oldham win capital thriller

London Skolars 14-15 Oldham- Tries from Cameron Leeming and Dave Hewitt, who also added a penalty and a drop goal, won the crucial game for Oldham. The Skolars responded with tries from Iliess Macani and Omari Caro as well as a penalty from Neil Thorman, but they remain outside of the playoffs.

West Wales Raiders 6-68 Newcastle Thunder- Four tries for Kieran Gill, two tries from Joel Edwards and other efforts from Alex Clegg, Quentin Laulu-Togagae, Rhys Clarke, Muizz Mustapha and Evan Simons ensured the big win for the Thunder. The Raiders responded with a try from Phil Cowburn, but they are brought back to earth.

League One Sunday Review: Haven clear at the top

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

League One Sunday Review: Thunder boost playoff hopes, Haven stay clear at the top

North Wales Crusaders 12-48 Newcastle Thunder

It was the Welsh side who scored first here as Earl Hurst gave them the lead. Lewis Fairhurst converted to make it a perfect start.

But then the Thunder took control and scored four tries before the break.

Two tries for Lewis Young and other efforts from Jared Blanke and Michael Lewis. Three of which were converted by Lewis to put the Thunder 22-6 up at half time.

Three more tries to start the second half put the Thunder out of sight. Young grabbed his hat trick try, and other efforts from Keal Carlile and Joseph Brown put the visitors in complete control.

But the Crusaders didn’t lie down and grabbed another try through Ryan Smith with two minutes to go. Fairhurst converted to bring he home side into double figures.

The last word would go to the visitors though as Kieran Gill grabbed two tries on full time. Lewis scored one more conversion to assert a dominant performance for the playoff hopefuls.

Whitehaven 32-18 Coventry Bears

It was a fast start for the league leaders as Andrew Bulman scored within a minute and then added another try after 17 minutes to give them an 8-0 lead.

But the Bears, who have recently had stadium trouble, then rallied back and stormed into a shock lead at half time. Tries from Nick Newman and Sam Davis as well as two conversions and a penalty from Newman put the Bears in 14-8 up at the break.

However, Haven sprung into life in the second half as they ran in five unanswered tries to ensure they came through their first half scare unscathed.

Two tries for Sam Forrester and Jake Moore and another for Jason Mossop, as well as two conversions by Connor Holiday put Haven in control of the game.

The last word would go to the Bears though as Elliott Norman managed to score. It went unconverted, but at least the visitors had something to show for their second half efforts.

League Table

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