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Bank Top Harriers thwarted by unlucky break
Bank Top Harriers were denied a first Pennine League win of the season when their home Premier Division game was abandoned after 25 minutes when a Halifax Irish opponent suffered a broken ankle.
The Harriers were in command at 16-8 up at that point following touchdowns from Finn Lamont, Jason Gelder and Bob Brown, together with two conversions from Adam Mitchell.
Wibsey Warriors lost 24-14 to table-toppers Hunslet Old Boys at Beldon Lane, despite tries from Nick Walker, Mike Batty and Danny Conroy.
Loose forward Harry Hall collected the man of the match award and kicked the solitary conversion.
Queensbury overcame an early scare to run out 34-10 winners at bottom side Moorends Marauders in the Championship Division.
The visitors conceded an early try before prop Lee Kelly and Joe Walker reached the chalk. The second half was then all Queensbury, with touchdowns coming from Andy Senior, Ash Ryan, Tom Hainsworth and Greg Marriott. Wingman Scott Swann weighed in with a five-goal tally.
Both clubs are set to challenge the decision, with the hosts feeling the most aggrieved having established a 6-0 lead following an Aaron Priestley touchdown.
It was a happier outcome for the Wyke second team, who won 42-36 against their Allerton Bywater counterparts in Division Seven. Tony Godfrey played a major part with two trips to the whitewash.
Odsal Sedbergh A posted a 44-12 home win against Selby Warriors A.
Sedge trailed 12-8 at the break but used the slope to full effect in the second half to end up convincing winners, with Jared Priestley (3), John Adams (2), Aidan Whiting, Tom Halliday, Sam Hall and Robert Booth logging tries.
Queensbury B lost to a dubious late try at Cowling Harlequins as it finished 20-18.
After falling behind in the opening minute, they hit back when impressive half-back Jonjo Naylor crossed to be followed by centre Brad Hodgson, with both converted by David Helm.
Queensbury’s final try came when blockbusting second-rower Tom Hart bamboozled the defence on a mazy 40-metre run to the line and Stuart Rubery goaled, before Cowling responded to snatch the victory.