Shaw Cross hit half century in Knights thrashing

SHAW CROSS SHARKS produced arguably the result of the weekend with a 50-0 hammering of promotion-chasing Normanton Knights.

It was a tough encounter, with the Sharks’ Derrel Opherts and the Knights’ Mike Firth sin-binned for fighting, as well as Knights’ Lee Maskill also being given 10 minutes for striking.

The Sharks built up a handy 22-0 lead by half-time and continued in the same vein throughout the second half.

Young hooker Will Poching was the pick of the Sharks without actually getting himself on the scoresheet.

Second-row James Davies and centre Ryan Chalkley led the way for the home side as they both went in for a hat-trick of tries.

Martyn Holland and Ben Spaven scored the other first half tries, with three goals from the boot of Casey Johnson.

The loose-forward took his tally to five when he added two more second-half efforts, with the other tries coming from Taylor Warby and Olpherts.

DEWSBURY CELTIC'S  relegation fears grow by the week as they went down to a 20-12 home defeat at the hands of mid-table Ince Rose Bridge.

Celtic led early on through an Anthony Dunfield try which was then converted by Pat Foulstone, but their cause wasn’t helped by the sin-binning of Jake Richardson for dissent.

Ince replied after that early score against them to lead 16-6 at half-time, with a brace of tries from Jamie Malone and one from man-of-the-match Tony Baker.

Connor Matthews landed two of the three conversions attempts.

The second half saw defences on top, with Celtic hooker Josh Knowles managing to breach the Ince defence for a try which Foulstone goaled.

But Malone was able to complete his hat-trick 10 minutes from time for his side to remain sixth in the table.

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