Mixed results for Dewsbury sides in season openers

Stanningley 0

Dewsbury Moor Maroons 42

Dewsbury Moor Maroons got their league campaign off to a commanding start as they beat Stanningley by a convincing scoreline away from home. 

This game was over as a contest by half-time as the visitors led 20-0 and consolidated further in the second period.

George Croisdale took the man-of-the-match award with a superb all-round performance.

Four tries in the opening 20  minutes sealed Stanningley’s fate, the opener coming from Brad Samme with one to namesake James five minutes later. Croisdale and Toby Richardson also got in on the act while Jacob Flathers added two goals.

It was much the same in the second half as they ran in four more tries through James Eatherley, Ashley Boddy, Flathers and Brad Samme while Flathers landed three further conversions. The Maroons host NCL new boys Clock Face Miners tomorrow afternoon (2.30pm).


Dewsbury Celtic 22

Waterhead Warriors 40

Dewsbury Celtic began their season with a disappointing home defeat at the hands of Waterhead Warriors on Saturday. 

Celtic found themselves behind inside the first 20 minutes after tries from Jack Pemberton and Jack Chadwick gave Waterhead a 10-0 lead. The hosts did manage to level the score thanks to two tries from Paul Foulstone and a conversion from Pat Foulstone.

Tries from Sean Garritt and Fitzgerald helped to put Waterhead back into the lead before half time.

A Mayall penalty and Jake O’Grady try extended the visitors’ lead to 28-10 soon after the interval.

Liam Walmsley, brother of St Helen’s player Alex Walmsley, then scored on his return to Celtic after spells at Championship sides Batley Bulldogs and Featherstone Rovers.

A try from Pat Foulstone and a conversion put the hosts within six points of Waterhead but Celtic were unable to catch them as a Mayall penalty plus his converted try and a four pointer from Mick Bennett saw Waterhead to victory.

Celtic travel to Wakefield tomorrow  to take on Eastmoor Dragons (2.30pm).


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