Lock Lane are too good for champions

Chris Siddons was in outstanding form for Lock Lane against Wath Brow.
Chris Siddons was in outstanding form for Lock Lane against Wath Brow.
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Lock Lane knocked defending champions Wath Brow Hornets off the top of the NCL Premier Division by beating them 18-10 in a pulsating game.

Wath Brow led 10- 0 after 25 minutes after capitalising on a couple of errors from the home side.

But the front row of Joe Groves, Johnny Haywood and Bart Hold, aided by back rowers Luke Tagg, Wayne Hardy and Chris Siddons, kept Lock Lane in the game.

The recent return of former players Craig Jones and Steve Scott provided power from the bench.

On 39 minutes, a loose pass was picked up by Scott who released full-back Adam Garlick into space.

Garlick handed on to supporting winger Craig Duncan for him to score.

On 51 minutes, stand off Paul Brown showed great power to barge over, despite the attention of three defenders. Scrum half Danny Rowse goaled to give Lane the lead for the first time.

A minute later, Rowse swept past a Hornets defender to release centre Tom Wood to crash over. Rowse again added the extras.

Lane then dug in for the next half hour. They missed a couple of good chances but their defence ensured they retained the upper hand.

Lane’s Riverside MOM was Wood followed by Rowse and Siddons. Supporters best were centre Nicky Saxton and stand off Brown.

Lane visit Hull Dockers on Saturday.

A young Featherstone Lions team, who had only 12 men, never threw in the towel in a 94-0 defeat at table-toppers Kells in National League Division Three.

The Cumrians were 48-0 up at the break, despite non-stop work by Featherstone’s Kyle Littlewood and Lewis Johnson.

Rich Frankland, who had a fine game, went close to scoring for Lions.

Featherstone enjoyed their best spell early in the second-half with Littlewood and Frankland going close.

But Kells continued to pile up the points as Lions toiled in hot conditions without any substitutes.

Johnson had an effort ruled out and Frankland had a drop doal disallowed.

Coach Lee Senior thanked all the Lions players for their efforts.

Lions host Crosfields on Saturday (2.30pm).