SHAW CROSS SHARKS’ future in National Conference League Division One remains in doubt after the Leeds Road outfit suffered a 46-14 defeat away at Myton Warriors.
The Warriors are back in the Premier League as a result of the win thanks to a four-try haul from Nathan Slater.
The Division One high-flyers could even win the league, although it would take a massive points swing to take it away from Thatto Heath Crusaders.
The home side were 12-0 up inside the first 10 minutes with tries from Ryan Marrazza (who was later sin-binned for a professional foul) and Slater’s first.
He then added a second while man-of-the-match Ash James knocked over three goals before the Sharks hit back to trail 18-8 at half-time with tries from Robbie Byatt and Ross Roebuck.
The second half saw a brace of tries from Lee James as Slater completed his quartet. The only other Sharks points came from a Jack Gledhill try, which was goaled by Casey Johnson.
Shaw Cross’s Will Gledhill was sent off for punching before Rich Dunham added the last Myton try.
Shaw Cross have a chance to salvage their season when they host Normanton Knights at Leeds Road on Saturday October 15 (2.30pm).