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Jimmy Waddington unlucky to miss out after two tries on Wibsey Warriors debut
A Ryan Smith hat-trick proved in vain as Wibsey Warriors were edged out 30-26 at Slaithwaite Saracens after a battling Pennine League performance.
The Warriors reached the interval with a 10-6 advantage in the Premier Division clash thanks to tries from Smith and debutant Jimmy Waddington.
Smith completed his treble in the second half and Waddington also crossed for his second, Harry Hall adding three goals, but it was not quite enough to take the points.
Bank Top Harriers sit proudly on top of the Championship Division thanks to an emphatic 50-4 win at Huddersfield outfit St Joseph’s.
Centre Jason Gelder proved too hot to handle and was rewarded with a hat-trick, while other scores went to Johnny Waddington (2) on his debut, Dan Whiteley, Luke Harps, Tom Greenwood and Craig French.
Adam Mitchell kicked seven goals and picked up another man of the match award.
West Bowling registered a fine 38-0 win at Ackworth Jaguars.
Bowling took control from the first whistle with tries from centre Jack Dawson, stand-off Liam Darville, hooker Danny Gregory and winger Dwaine Nelson.
Dawson completed a man-of-the-match display with his second try, while Elliot Cousins and Brad Fraser rounded off the scoring.
Birkenshaw looked set to pull off a great result at high-flying Division One rivals Batley Boys only to be overcome in the last quarter.
They were leading 18-10 but the dismissal of Trevor West was to prove crucial as Batley racked up 18 unanswered points to win 28-18.
Steve and Matty Smith were outstanding for Birkenshaw as tries went to Damien Smith, Chris Clough and Gavin Mazells.
Odsal Sedbergh kept in touch with the Division Three pacesetters thanks to a 24-14 victory after a bad-tempered affair at Greetland All Rounders.
The match was eventually abandoned by the referee on 61 minutes after a number of fights broke out and three players were sent off.
Josh Briggs and Kris Fawthrop scored fine breakaway tries, while Daniel Dove also crossed and Shaun Flynn helped himself to three goals.
Undercliffe Wildboars returned to winning ways in Division Four with a 64-14 romp at New Earswick All Blacks A.
Captain and man of the match Kenny Smith began the rout and was ably assisted with tries from Matt Pitman (2), Gavin Jarvis, Kaz Ahmed, Simon Kefenick, Matt Garbutt, Simon Yarrow and Aidan Scully, who added ten goals.
West Bowling A opened their Division Six campaign with a 38-16 home win against Sherburn Bears.
Prop Ben Cousens scored a brace of tries, with Aidy Leek, Max Trueman, Carl McGuigan, Ryan Hunkin and Karl Spring also crossing.