DEWSBURY CELTIC’s recent upturn in fortune came to a juddering halt when they were beaten 52-10 at Bradford Dudley Hill in National Conference League Division Two action last weekend.
The hosts ran in 10 tries, with Damien Smith grabbing three of them.
Danny Samuel broke the deadlock on 18 minutes with a try converted by Simon Sewell, who added two more first half conversions. Hill went in for three more tries before the break with touchdowns from Neil Wall, Andrew Walker and Smith for a 22-0 lead at the change of ends.
Three more tries early in the second half from Smith, Sewell and Martin Southwell, plus goals by Sewell and Wall, made it 38-0 and secured the win for the home side.
Tries from Richard Tillotson, who added one goal, and Josh West gave Celtic heart but tries from man-of-the-match Aiden Batey, Smith – his third – and Ryan Dickinson, saw Hill home comfortably.
The green and whites look to bounce back away at Wigan St Judes tomorrow (Sat Aug 13, 2.30pm) as they aim to build on ninth place in Division Two.