Impressive Dragons roar to eight-try win

Scrum-half James Slater scored two tries in Eastmoor's 46-6 win at Castleford Panthers in National Conference League Division Three.
Scrum-half James Slater scored two tries in Eastmoor's 46-6 win at Castleford Panthers in National Conference League Division Three.

Eastmoor Dragons ran in eight tries in Saturday’s impressive 46-6 win at derby rivals Castleford Panthers in National Conference League Division Three.

Dragons led 20-0 at half-time and never looked like relinquishing their grip in the second-half.

Centre Mark Matthews and scrum-half James Slater each scored two tries and full-back Michael Jedynak, substitute Jamie Creed and wingers Ben Ivey and Shaun Upson also crossed.

Stand-off Adrian Mulcahy piled on the misery for bottom team Panthers by kicking seven goals.

Eastmoor are without a fixture this weekend. They return to action on July 9 when they host Waterhead Warriors.

Normanton Knights suffered another setback to their Division One promotion hopes when they were pipped 27-26 at lowly East Leeds.

Trailing 17-10 at half-time, Knights fought back in the second-half but they fell agonisingly short.

Their defeat was tough on centre Connor Taylor who scored 14 points with two tries and three goals.

Normanton’s other try scorers were winger Lee Hammond and second-row pair James Senkiw and Thomas Alexander.

It was Normanton’s second successive league defeat. They are now fifth in the table but still only only two points adrift of second-placed Skirlaugh.

However, all four teams teams above Normanton have at least one game in hand on them. Normanton visit Oulton Raiders this Saturday.

Stanley Rangers remain at the foot of Division Two after losing 40-6 at Askam on Saturday.

The Wakefield side trailed 22-0 at half-time.

Their only points came from substitute John Nunns’ second-half try that scrum-half Kieran Holt goaled.

Hooker Jack Ledger was Stanley’s best player.

Rangers host Salford City Roosters on Saturday.

Yorkshire Mens League Premier Division leaders Sharlston Rovers will aim to maintain their 100 per cent league record when they visit Mirfield Stags tonight.

In Division Two, Ossett Trinity bounced back from the previous week’s 50-12 defeat at Cutsyke Raiders with a 38-8 home win against York Locomotive last weekend.

Ossett visit bottom side Bradford Victoria Rangers this Saturday.

In Division Three, Normanton Knights A have a home fixture against Hunslet Warriors A on Saturday.

Crigglestone All Blacks will aim to continue their excellent start in the Entry League in Saturday’s home game against Wyke. Stanley Rangers A visit Farnley Falcons A.

Yorkshire Junior League Division Two leaders Eastmoor Dragons U16s stretched their unbeaten run to 11 games by beating Wyke 64-1.

Jordan Oxley piled up 24 points with two tries and eight goals. Jack Raby was in great form. He scored three tries and set up two more.

Raby put in Will Bubb for the first of his three tries.

Dec Nicholson ran a good line to create a well-worked try for Declan McHale.

Injury-stricken Wyke gave a spirited display but trailed 30-0 at half-time.

Robbie Powell’s break led to Calum Hudson scoring and Nicholson sent in Bubb for his third. MOM James Batty was involved in Raby’s second and third tries and kicked a conversion.

Tom Wriggleworth chipped in with a 65-yard solo effort before Raby put in Liam Brady.

Eastmoor take on Normanton Knights in the Continuation Cup final at Featherstone’s Big Fellas Stadium this Saturday (10.30am).

Eastmoor Dragons U9s continued their winning streak with a tremendous team display against Crigglestone All Blacks.

The Dragons again put into practice all the hard work they had done in training.

The magic moment award went to newcomer Corey Javens.

Mason Riley won the top tackler award and Alfie Morton took the MOM accolade.

Eastmoor continue to produce impressive performances each week.

They are currently looking for new players to join the developing under nines team.

Sharlston Rovers U7s gave a tremendous team performance in a hard-fought game at Garforth.

Jenson Glassell won the Rovers MOM and opposition coach’s MOM awards.

Max Newitt scored impressive tries and won the second MOM award.

Ever-improving Lucas Arnold took the third award.

The best overall attitude award went to Dylan Smith.

Evan Potter, Dylan Ross and Leighton Harris ran powerfully and tackled strongly.

Bobby Sharp and Kaden Glassell showed great skill and scored numerous tries.