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Champions sent crashing to first defeat of season

FLANAGAN’S Army moved level on points with defending champions Wanderers at the top of Five Towns Quiz League Division One by inflicting their first defeat this season.

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Leaders Rock Inn B beat Last Orders 7-0.

Rock Inn B stay top by hammering Last Orders

ROCK Inn B retained top spot in Castleford and District Darts and Dominoes League’s darts section by trouncing Last Orders 7-0.

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Danny Orr.

Castleford players ready for hard work ahead

Assistant coach Danny Orr is overseeing the start of Castleford Tigers’ pre-season preparations and is looking forward to welcoming a second wave of senior players back in next Monday, promising plenty of hard work ahead for them.

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Adam Walsh, scorer for Glasshoughton Welfare against East Yorkshire Carnegie.

Wilshire’s quickfire double seals Glasshoughton win

Glasshoughton Welfare were back to winning ways in style on Tuesday night when two second half goals from impressive youngster Mitch Wilshire helped them to a 4-1 success at home to East Yorkshire Carnegie in Division One of the Toolstation NCE League.

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Pontefract's Jack Beddis plants down the ball for a touchdown in Saturday's win over Barnsley at Moor Lane. Picture: Allan McKenzie.

Pontefract bounce back in style by trouncing Barnsley

PONTEFRACT RUFC put their Yorkshire Division Two title bid back on track by trouncing Barnsley 48-22 at Moor Lane on Saturday.

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Winner Ian Roebuck landed 45lb 8oz.

Roebuck pips Gill for first place in Fryston’s match

IAN Roebuck won the second round of Fryston Angling Club’s winter league series on Fox pond at Pollington’s Viking Fishery on Sunday with 45lb 8oz.

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Luke Gale gets a kick away for England against France in the Rugby League World Cup. Picture: NRLPhotos

Castleford players taking aim at World Cup semis

The Rugby League World Cup is over for Featherstone Rovers’ Frankie Mariano, but four Castleford Tigers players are still in Australia with England, Papua New Guinea and Samoa all preparing for quarter-finals this weekend.

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Greg Minikin.

Castleford stars recovering from operations

Super League wing sensations Greg Eden and Greg Minikin have undergone operations since the end of the season, but Castleford Tigers assistant coach Danny Orr is confident that both will be fit and ready to go for the start of the 2018 campaign.

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Joe Powell helped set up Featherstone's solitary try for Jack Nicholson in Saturday's derby game against Lock Lane. Picture: Jonathan Buck.

Lock Lane too good for derby rivals Featherstone

LOCK Lane A were too strong for Featherstone Lions A in Saturday’s Pennine League Division Two East derby game at Mill Pond Stadium.

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Pontefract Collieries' Vaughan Redford.

Extra special effort sends Ponte Colls through in FA Vase

Pontefract Collieries were pushed hard, but made it through to the FA Vase third round for the first time in their history when they triumphed in extra-time time at Hall Road Rangers.

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Leaders Olde Tavern beat Byram Park A 6-4.

Perfect ten for Pontefract pool team Olde Tavern

PONTEFRACT POOL League leaders Olde Tavern maintained their perfect record with a tenth straight win by defeating Byram Park A 6-4.

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Jordan Hale (right), who hit a hat-trick for Featherstone Colliery.

Hale treble keeps Featherstone in top three

Jordan Hale hit a hat-trick as Featherstone Colliery maintained their challenge for promotion from Division One of the West Yorkshire League.

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Leeds United

Leeds United sign York’s highly rated youngster

Leeds United have confirmed that they have signed promising forward Ryan Edmondson from York City for an undisclosed fee.

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Thomas Christiansen

Monk’s return adds to pressure on Leeds United boss

To say Sunday’s game is a big one for Leeds United head coach Thomas Christiansen is one huge understatement.

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Conor Fitzsimmons.

Castleford youngster Fitzsimmons joins Newcastle

Newcastle Thunder have signed young forward Conor Fitzsimmons from Castleford Tigers.

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Mike McMeeken in action for England against France in his first World Cup game. Picture: NRLPhotos

Orr happy with Castleford contingent in World Cup

Assistant coach Danny Orr is pleased to see Castleford Tigers players playing their part in the Rugby League World Cup.

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Mark Selby won the title for the second time by beating Ronnie OSullivan in the final last year

WIN: World Snooker tickets to 2017 Betway UK Championship in York

World Snooker's top stars return to York this month for the Betway UK Championship and here’s your chance to win tickets to the showpiece final.

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Ben Roberts in action in the World Cup. Picture: NRLPhotos

Roberts returns as Castleford trio prepare for World Cup quarter-finals

Castleford Tigers half-back Ben Roberts has been recalled to the Samoa line-up for their Rugby League World Cup quarter-final against Australia on Friday.

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Ackworth Juniors, who were joined by Ackworth Parish Councillors Pat and Allan Garbutt and First Impressions owner Paul Hamby as they planted 2,000 spring bulbs.

Juniors helping Ackworth to bloom

Ackworth Juniors players have been busy off the football pitch planting 2,000 spring bulbs in a bid to brighten up the village.

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Pontefract lost to Sheffield C.

Pontefract will need to improve to escape relegation

PONTEFRACT’S relegation worries increased in Yorkshire Chess League Division Two with a 5½-2½ defeat against Sheffield C.

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