West Bowling hammer Halifax Irish

West Bowling's Gareth Cullington

West Bowling's Gareth Cullington

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Full back Gareth Cullington posted a first-half brace as West Bowling sent Pennine League Premier Division strugglers Halifax Irish spiralling to a 44-0 loss at Emsley's Rec.

West’s were 24-0 up at the interval, with centre Jason Marshall and stand-off Adam Reardon also reaching the whitewash, leaving scrum half Ben Heald to land all four conversions.

Bowling second-row forward Jack Milburn kept the pot boiling with two touchdowns in the second half and captain Richard Lumb also crossed.

Substitute three-quarter Oliver Bartle marked his appearance from the bench with the final try of the game however it was their workhorse prop Chris Anderson who was deemed to be the pick of the best on the day.

Queensbury had a walk over in the Championship when Dewsbury Moor failed to appear and Clayton gave Division Two leaders a good run for their money in the 18-6 defeat at Lidget Green.

In Division Seven, Odsal Sedbergh A demolished a depleted Cowling side with a club record 94-4 victory.

The 17 tries came courtesy of John Adams (4), Simon Knowles (2), Shaquille Jones (2), Lee Birkett (2), Robert Bahan, Tom Halliday, Jonny Ward, Shaun Flynn, Paul Bottomley, Danny Terry and Nick Chapman.

Victoria Rangers are through to the semi-finals of the Pennine Supplementary Cup following a huge scare from Illingworth A.

The Vics were trailing 6-0 at the half time whistle before the cavalry arrived with tries from Liam Vaseley (2), Isaac Brown and Aiden Scully, who also added two conversions for a 20-6 winning total.

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