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Betfred League One Roundup: Whitehaven win the league


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.


Three players charged with referee offences

Three players have been charged in the Championship and League One for offences involving the referee this week.

Rochdale Hornets winger Brandon Wood has been given the heaviest penalty after he was given a two match penalty notice for using foul and abusive language to an official during their defeat at Halifax.

Wood was sin binned for the offence at the time and will now miss their game against Bradford Bulls and their first game in the 2020 season.

Bulls forward Connor Farrell will also miss the game on Sunday after he was charged with dissent.

Like Wood, he was sin binned for the offence during the Bulls’ win over Sheffield Eagles on Sunday.

In League One, Hunslet centre Nathan Chappell was also charged with foul and abusive language to a match official.

Chappell was sin binned for the offence during his sides defeat against Workington Town on Sunday.

He was just given a one match ban however, meaning he will miss Sunday’s match against Oldham.

Haven show champion credentials at Hunslet

Whitehaven won a close game 19-12 at Hunslet to go four points clear at the top of League One.

They drew first blood after nine minutes as Jordan Burns scored a penalty after nine minutes.

But two penalties from Reece Dean meant the South Leeds side led at the break.

Burns added another penalty early on to level the scores, but they did not stay level for long.

Hunslet edged back ahead just three minutes later as Nathan Chappell grabbed the first try of the game. Dean converted to put the South Leeds side ahead by six points.

From there, however Whitehaven clawed their back into the game as Ethan Kelly grabbed a try. Burns then converted to level the scores.

Haven then grabbed the lead for the first time since the half hour mark as Connor Holiday added a penalty to make it 14-12.

Then the leaders grabbed the game clinching try as David Thompson scored with just ten minutes to go. The conversion was missed this time, meaning they were just one converted try ahead.

But Haven were able to see the game out as Holiday grabbed a drop goal with the clock winding down.

That result means the Cumbrians have extended their lead at the top of League One, though they have played a game more than the Thunder. They welcome Cumbrian rivals Workington Town next Sunday, as they look to edge closer to confirming top spot.

As for Hunslet, that result leaves them fifth in League One but they are still safe in the playoffs for now. They will hope to bounce back when they welcome North Wales Crusaders next Sunday.

Betfred League One Review: Haven survive Doncaster tussle

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.

League One Review: Drop Goal Drama at Doncaster, Hunslet back on track

Doncaster 18-19 Newcastle Thunder

It was a great start for the Thunder as they raced into a 12-0 lead in the first 10 minutes of the match.

Tries from Lewis McAcoy and Joel Edwards, both converted by Michael Lewis had the visitors in control early on.

The Dons then got back into it soon after as Sam Doherty got through and scored. Matty Beharrell scored the conversion to half the deficit for the hosts.

But the last word of the half went to the Thunder as Lewis got a try to add to his earlier conversions. He then added another goal to his tally to reinstate the visitors 12 point advantage.

The second half saw an incredible fightback as Doherty completed his hat trick with two more tries, converted by Beharrell.

But the drama came right at the end when Nick Newman scored the game winning drop goal with just a minute left to give Newcastle victory.

West Wales Raiders 10-72 Hunslet

Hunslet ran riot in the first half as a hat trick from Gareth Potts, two tries for Jack Lee and individual efforts from Jimmy Watson and Reece Dean, who also added six conversions, had the South Leeds side 40 points up at the break.

The Raiders got the first try of the second half as Robert Matamosi managed to get in and score. Phil Cowburn scored the conversion, meaning the Raiders made the most of their chance.

But once again, Hunslet ran riot as two tries for Vila Halafihi and Ben Heaton and individual efforts from Adam Robinson and Nathan Chappell completed the resounding victory for the promotion chasing side.

The last word would go to the hosts however as Matamosi grabbed his second try of the afternoon to get the Raiders into double figures.

Hunslet thrash Cougars to rise the table


Hunslet thrashed Keighley Cougars 34-0 at South Leeds Stadium to go into second place in League One.

It was a great start for the West Yorkshire side, as they took the lead after just two minutes as Ben Heaton got in and scored. However, the try was unconverted.

Then with 10 minutes gone,  they got another try as Nathan Chappell managed to get over and score. Once again though, it went unconverted.

Just before the half hour, the home side then grabbed another try as Gareth Potts got in on the act. Once again, it went unconverted, but they were two converted tries in front.

Then came the games turning point as the home side grabbed two tries in the final three minutes of the first half. Mike Emmitt and Duane Straughier both crossed the tryline and both tries were converted by Reece Dean to send the South Leeds club 24 points up at the break.

The second half was considerably quieter, with just two tries, one at each end of the second half.  First, Heaton grabbed his second, just a minute into the second half and then Zach Braham scored right on the full time hooter. Daniel Nicklas converted to add to ensure Hunslet ended the match on the right note.

It means Hunslet go into second in League One, having now played as many games as London Skolars. Hunslet welcome Doncaster next Friday.

As for Keighley, they remain rooted to the bottom of the League One table and still on a negative points standing. They are still without a win since sacking Craig Lingard. They travel to another promotion chasing side in Oldham next Sunday.

League One Review: Doncaster and Hunslet improve playoff chances


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.


  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

League One Friday: Crusaders, Skolars, Cougars and Whitehaven claim local bragging rights


Good Friday saw a full schedule in League One, many of which were derbies.

The first of which saw London Skolars beat London rivals Hemel Stags 18-12.

Tries from Jymel Coleman and Eddie Mbaranga as well as three penalties from Neil Thorman won the game for the Skolars- their first of the season.

Two tries from Braden Hunter, which he also converted, was all the Stags had in response.

Elsewhere, Keighley Cougars won a West Yorkshire derby against Leeds side Hunslet.

Two tries for Nathan Conroy as well as efforts from Lewis Fairhurst, Ryan Wright, Brad Nicholson and Adam Ryder won the game for the Cougars.

While Hunslet were on the board thanks to tries from Joe Sanderson, who also added three goals, Nathan Chappell, Jimmy Watson and Lewis Reed, but they couldn’t quite get close to the Cougars.

While North Wales Crusaders started life without Mike Grady with an emphatic 54-6 win over West Wales Raiders.

Two tries for Dale Bloomfield, Jack Houghton and James Dandy as well as further tries from Lee Hudson, Aaron Moore, Simon Atherton and Danny Price earned the huge win for the Crusaders.

Connor Farrer scored the only try for the struggling Raiders.

Elsewhere, Whitehaven completed a famous victory over their local rivals Workington Town.

A try from Dave Thompson and a late effort from Chris Taylor won the game for the Cumbrian side.

A Jordan Tansey try and four penalties from Jamie Foster did seem to give Leon Pryce’s side the points, but they couldn’t hold on.

Away from derbies, Newcastle Thunder travelled to Coventry Bears and won 32-18.

A hat trick from Tee Ritson and further tries from Lewis Young and Aaron Ollett gave the Thunder victory as they continue their fine start to the season.

Coventry stayed in the game thanks to tries from James Mason, Errol Carter and Ben Stead, but they fall to defeat at home.

In a battle of south Yorkshire vs. north Yorkshire, it was the north that came out on top as York City Knights defeated Doncaster 16-14.

Tries from Sam Scott and Will Jubb as well as five two penalties from Connor Robinson won the game for the Knights.

Doncaster stayed in the game thanks to tries from Sam Doherty and Cameron Scott, but they fall short for the first time this season.

And lastly, Bradford Bulls remain on the right track after defeating fellow relegated side Oldham 30-12 at Odsal.

Two tries for Dalton Grant as well tries from Elliot Minichella and Dane Chisholm won the game for the Bulls.

Tries from Kyran Johnson and Craig Briscoe were just mere consolation for Oldham.

Challenge Cup Round Up: Doncaster and Bradford score 80


Doncaster and Bradford Bulls both put 80 points on their respective opposition as they breeze into the Fourth Round of the Challenge Cup.

The Dons beat community side Myton Warriors 82-6. Four tries for Jason Tali as well two tries from Connor Bower and individual efforts from Liam Harris (who also added nine goals), Kyle Kesik, Sam Doherty, Kieran Cross, Jordan Howden, Aaron Jones-Bishop, Charlie Martin, Jordie Hedges, Ryan Boyle and Connor Scott won the game for Doncaster. Adam Piggott restored some pride for the visitors but that’s all it proved to be.

The Bulls beat fellow League One side West Wales Raiders by the same score line. Elliot Minichella scored five tries to go with two tries for Liam Johnson, Greg McNally and Ashley Gibson and individual efforts from Steve Crossley, Ethan Ryan, Callum Bustin and Dane Chisholm completed the big win for Bradford. Steven Parry was the sole scorer for the Raiders.

Newcastle Thunder also won big in an all League One clash against Hemel Stags. A hat trick for Tee Ritson, Two tries for Mo Agoro, Lewis Young and Aaron Ollett and individual efforts from Connor Fitzsimmons, Ben Calland, Ali Blair and Vicent Rennie completed the big win for the Thunder.

Leeds based club Hunslet also put more than 70 on their opponents as they beat Oulton Raiders 72-16. Two tries from Martin Flynn as well as tries for Will Cooke, Jack Lee, Brad Foster, Cain Southernwood (who also added two goals), Scott Watson,  Nathan Chappell, Joe Sanderson (who also added 10 goals), Tom Ashton, Joel Gibson and Liam Mackay won the game.

Oldham also nilled their opponents as they put 42 points past NCL Division One side Featherstone Lions. Two tries for Danny Langtree as well as individual tries from Zack McComb, Ben West, Phil Joy, Dave Eccleston and Danny Bridge earned the big win for the League One side.

In the days live match, Distington made a very good account of themselves despite going down 42-12 at Coventry Bears. Two tries each for Harry Chapman and Jason Bass as well as individual efforts from Chris Barratt, Lewis Lord and Hayden Freeman won the game for the Bears. Two Gregory Bedford tries had made the game close early in the second half, but ultimately, the NCL side just ran out of steam.

North Wales Crusaders also triumphed in a closely fought encounter against fellow League One side Keighley Cougars. A hat trick for Simon Atherton as well as individual efforts from Steve Roper and Jack Houghton won the game for the Welsh side. Two tries from Brendan Rawlins as well as efforts from Josh Tonks and Ritchie Hawkyard kept the Cougars in it, but ultimately they fell just short.

The draw for the Fourth Round will be on Tuesday night at 7pm.