Celtic lose NCL opener

DEWSBURY Celtic lost their opening game of the 2016 National Conference League Division Two season 18-10  to Saddleworth Rangers.

In what was the only fixture in Division Two last weekend Richard Tillotson and Danny Crabtree got the tries for Celtic and Matthew Sheridan kicked one conversion, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a strong-looking Saddleworth Rangers outfit.

The visitors bagged three tries in total through Daniel Bowker, James Whalley and substitute Simon Parrish.

Benjamin Whitehead made the difference for the away side by converting all three of his goal attempts.

Dewsbury Celtic currently prop up NCL Division Two, but it is very early days.

They look to record their first win of the new season on Sunday at Overthorpe Park where they face local rivals Thornhill Trojans, who gained promotion from Division Three in 2015.

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