SHAW CROSS Sharks’ resurgence in form continued with an impressive 32-10 victory over National Conference League Division One leaders Oulton Raiders.
Sharks’ hooker John Rourke was influential in the hosts’ impressive win, which climbs them to 10th in the table following their third straight league victory.
Rourke opened the scoring with an eighth minute try which was goaled by Danny Flowers.
A try brace from Sam Ottewell plus a goal for Flowers and Will Gledhill made it 18-0 before a half hour delay due to a serious injury.
The Sharks’ Matthew Collett went down with a badly dislocated knee, but the setback appeared to galvanise the hosts even more.
Early in the second period the Leeds Road outfit extended their lead, firstly through a Ryan Chalkley penalty and then a Ross Roebuck try and Chalkley conversion for 26-0.
Dom Flanagan and Matty Bullough tries plus a Flanagan goal brought the Raiders back into the game but a second Rourke try saw the Sharks home in style.
Shaw Cross look to extend their winning run to four matches when they take on Myton Warriors at Shark Park tomorrow (Sat, 2.30pm).