Turner points way as Lock Lane continue winning ways

Connor Turner in action for Lock Lane.
Connor Turner in action for Lock Lane.

Lock Lane remained on their upward curve as they enjoyed another victory in Division One of the National Conference.

The Castleford outfit are beginning to look like promotion candidates after overcoming a stuttering start to the season with a succession of solid displays, the latest of which helped them to a 34-24 success at home to Pilkington Recs.

Lock Lane built on a 12-0 lead they had gained after only eight minutes to overcome their St Helens-based opponents.

Lane, who had Connor Turner and Curt McDonald sin-binned for, respectively, a high tackle and a swinging arm, prevailed through two tries and five goals for Turner, with Lewis Price also crossing twice and Danny Lidbury and Danny Sowerby dotting down.

Pilks, who had Alex McClurg sent-off for alleged dissent, missed out despite a Terry Riley brace, tries by Greg Smith and Ben Swift, and four Kyran Knapper conversions. Lock Lane next entertain Bradford Dudley Hill tomorrow evening.

Invitations have been extended for teams to take part in the Castleford & Featherstone ARL’s Edgar Hanson Nines, which will be staged at Allerton Bywater on Sunday, August 26.

The competition will be contested by a maximum of eight teams, with play starting at 1pm. Inquiries should be made to Castleford & Featherstone ARL secretary Linda Peel (tel: 077 4736 0307, email peels95@hotmail.co.uk).