WIGAN St Patrick’s moved up to second place in the National Conference League Premier Division with another exceptional display, winning 44-4 at Myton Warriors on Humberside.
Myton were no pushover and pushed the visitors for the full 80 minutes.
St Pat’s opened their account in the 12th minute when Phil Glover set up position for Matt Charnock to finish well in the corner.
On 25 minutes Jonny Brown made a great opening and left winger Andy Higham cut inside to score, Brad Smith converted.
Seven minutes later, a break by Keiran Harrison found Ryan Smith in support, and full back Jayden Sandford linked up to get the touchdown. Dean Hatton added the goal.
Practically on half-time, Ryan Smith wove in and out superbly before getting the ball out of the tackle to scorer Hatton, who also converted.
Six minutes into the second period, Russ McFarlane touched down a well-placed kick by Anthony Griffiths, and Brad Smith converted.
In the 50th Myton got their well-deserved try, though such was the effectiveness of the visiting defence that they had to rely on an interception to do it.
Jack Tuttle obliged, and his 40-yard run launched Christopher Wainman over the whitewash.
St Pat’s went off the boil for a period and some last-ditch defending was required to keep Myton at bay.
As it happened, Brad Hargreaves returned the compliment with an interception try for St Pat’s in the 64th minute. Five minutes later, McFarlane came on the burst on to a Ryan Smith pass for a try converted by Hatton.
Right on 80 minutes Matt Charnock scored a classic 50-yard wingman’s try, eluding his first challenger and swerving outside the full back after dummying to pass inside. Dean Hatton’s kick wound up the scoring.
NCL Division One
0ST Jude’s scored four tries in each half to beat Waterhead 44-20 after a much-needed break last weekend.
Jude’s on only the second set scored a well worked try from a tap penalty for Pendlebury to score in the corner.
Waterhead had the best spell having a lot of ball and field position and they used it well to score two tries and a goal to take a 4-10 lead.
But Jude’s scored next through Robinson before Jones started and finished the next move, getting on the end of a backline shot he hit a gap and handed on to Robinson who drew the fullback and handed back to Jones to score.
Just on half time hooker Glen Hunt scored from dummy half after good work by the forwards.
The start of the second half saw Jude’s scoring again through Robinson who was creating havoc down right edge. Jude’ s started to give the ball away cheap and too many penalties lead to two Waterhead tries to close the gap to 18-26.
But Robinson completed his hat-trick before loose forward Pendlebury scored his second try before good approach work by the forwards and good hands by the backs lead to Jude’s last try scored by winger Thomas.
NCL Division Three
WIGAN St Cuthbert’s secured a much needed 16-6 victory over fellow strugglers Heworth from York in their National Conference Division Three fixture.
In a low scoring and hard fought match, defences were on top for much of the game but the immaculate goal kicking of young half-back, Ben Cottrill proved crucial to St Cuthbert’s success.
St Cuthbert’s opened the scoring after six minutes when from a scrum the ball was quickly moved out to centre Andy White who created the opening for wingman Liam Killinger to race over for a try in the corner.
On 20 minutes Heworth were able to take advantage of a kick which led to confusion in the St Cuthbert’s defence and loose-foward Watkinson took full advantage to score beneath the posts.
Barron added the goal to draw the scores level before Cottrill’s penalty goal restored St Cuthbert’s lead before the interval.
St Cuthbert’s had the better of the second-half exchanges and they extended their lead in the 60th minute through centre Jack Fishwick who crashed over in the corner for a well taken try.St Cuthbert’s finally sealed the win with a penalty.
NW Men’s League
SHEVINGTON Sharks pulled-off a surprise win against Bank Quay Bulls in the Premier Division by 30-6.
The Sharks had only won once before this season and sit one place above the bottom of the table but their league position had no bearing on their performance as they swept the Bulls aside.
In Division One Wigan Spring View disposed of Leigh Miners Rangers A 24-0 to keep their advantage at the top of the table.
In Division Two Wigan St Patrick’s A enjoyed a 24-0 success over bottom club Cadishead Rhinos.
Division four’s Ashton Bears A tore apart Fitton Hill 62-4 for their seventh win of the season – they face fellow Wigan outfit Orrell St James on Friday.
Shevington Sharks face St Helens side Haresfinch, also on Friday.On Saturday Wigan St Jude’s A are away to Folly Lane.
Wigan Bulldogs host Latchford Albion A. In Division Three Wigan St Cuthbert’s A entertain Burtonwood Bridge.
Wigan St Jude’s A lost their North West Men’s League Division One clash to Heysham Atoms, 30-24.
St Jude’s where the first to score after good possession through Daz Greenall but were pegged to 10-10 at half-time.
St Jude’s scored the try of the game in the second half when Kev Lindley scored in the corner to reclaim the lead at 20-18.
But Heysham scored next and kicked the goal as the sides frantically exchanged scores.
Luke Belshaw then hit a good line to break through and passed to the supporting Adam Lavin who was tackled just short of the line.
St Jude’s put the same move on and got the same result in a Kev Lindley try to level the scores once more.
Right on full time Heysham scored the killer try and conversion to complete the scoring.