Vital win for Sharks in drop battle

Shaw Cross Sharks are not free from relegation yet, but a great 22-18 win over promotion-chasing Featherstone Lions will certainly help their cause.

The game was in the balance until the 73rd minute when Will Gledhill went over and held his nerve to kick the conversion.

The Sharks’ put in a masterclass in the second row in what could prove a vital victory.

The Lions led 6-4 at the break with a try from James Kitchen, the first of his hat-trick, plus a Scott Glassell goal against a Will Gledhill try.

Shark Brandon French was sin binned for dissent and was joined by Lion Anthony Yates for kicking out and Shark Jack Gledhill for retaliation.

Joe Fox also went early in the second half for a high tackle before Jack Gledhill crossed for a try.

Kitchen hit back with two more for the Lions but tries from French, Jake Dooner and Will Gledhill gave the Sharks the win.

With four relegation places this season every point is vital if the Sharks are to remain in Division One.

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