Sharks put to the sword by Knights

SHAW Cross Sharks are stuck in the bottom three of the National Conference League Division One table after losing 36-8 away at Normanton Knights last weekend.

The hosts returned to winning ways in fine fashion with a comfortable win, which was instigated by hooker Chris Woolford who led the way for the Knights with a man-of-the-match performance.

A Connor Wilson try, converted by Connor Taylor, gave the home side an early 6-0 lead before Russ Roebuck hit back with a Sharks touchdown.

Both sides were reduced in numbers as Knights’ Lee Starbuck and Steven Lewis along with Shaw Cross’ Andy Burland were all sent off for punching.

Tries from Aaron Butterfield and Wilson, plus two Taylor goals, gave the home side an 18-4 half-time lead. The Sharks scored first in the second half thanks to Ryan Chalkley’s touchdown.

But the Knights ran in four more tries as Wilson completed his hat-trick, as did Butterfield, with one for Tom Alexander.

The Sharks played Featherstone Lions last night in an attempt to bounce back from their disappointing loss.

The Leeds Road outfit next host Skirlaugh on Saturday June 11 (2.30pm).

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