SHAW CROSS SHARKS inched closer to securing promotion to the National Conference League’s second tier with a hardfought 2822 victory over Eastmoor Dragons.
The Sharks raced into a 140 lead with tries courtesy of Danny Smith, who crossed twice in quick sucession, and his namesake Howard, one of which was improved by h Ben Diskin from the kicking tee.
Michael Jedynak hit back for the hosts before tries from Steve Talbot and Howard, both converted by Diskin, handed the away side a commanding 20point interval lead.
Undeterred, Eastmoor went on to dominate the second half, bagging 16 points in quick succession through Jed Goddard, Adrian Mulcahy and Arnold Mawere.
Diskin scored the Sharks’ only secondhalf points with a 77thminute penalty goal, which sealed their secondstraight league win.
PAT FOULSTONE starred as Dewsbury Celtic maintained their promotion push with a 4610 victory over Crosfields.
At 166, matters were very much undecided.
But brilliance from the home side changed that as Paul Heaton’s men romped to a ninetry triumph on home turf.
Jason Muranka took less than 60 seconds to break the deadlock, his effort setting the tone despite a response from Crosfields’ Dave Rolt.
Tries from Danny and Niki Crabtree, who kicked five goals, ensured Celtic’s interval lead.
And the damage was done early in the second half.
Josh West, Jake Richardson and Foulstone all went over before Crosfields’ second of the afternoon arrived courtesy of Dave Boden.
The icing went on the cake with another Celtic triple courtesy of the Crabtrees and Foulstone.