BRADFORD Dudley Hill, who have now lost all six matches in Kingstone Press National Conference League Division One after the result of their abandoned match at Leigh Miners’ Rangers last Saturday has been allowed to stand, have sent for reinforcements.

Hill, who host mid-table Oulton Raiders tonight, have re-signed Elliot Cousins from West Bowling and brought Sean Dickinson out of retirement to add steel to their pack against visitors who have won three of their six matches.

Steve Wright, first-team manager at Hill, said: “In Elliot’s last season with us before leaving, he had an extremely good year, playing in the back row and strengthening the defensive point but also giving us some ball-playing options.

“I’m sure that he will be looking to hit the ground running, while we always know what we get with Sean.

“He is a tower of strength on the field and a real pack leader.

“It’s fantastic for us that he has decided to help us out and reunite all three of the Dickinson brothers for the first time in a few years.”

Hill, who had already had Neil Wall sent off for dissent, were trailing Leigh MR 32-6 after 58 minutes last weekend when a brawl ensued and referee Jamie Barr called a halt, with Andy Walker (Hill) and Calum Coleman (Rangers) being sent off and Kyle Bateman (Hill) and Rob Crompton (Rangers) sin-binned.

Bateman had scored Hill’s only try in the 12th minute, with Simon Sewell adding the extras, with the hosts replying with tries by Frankie Halton (first minute), Louis Brogan (eighth), Joe Digby (21), Brad Hargreaves (24), Adam Thomason (27) and Josh Ward (38), who also added four goals.

Meanwhile, West Bowling suffered a 14-try, 68-10 defeat against Crosfields in a Division Two clash at Emsley’s Rec.

Bowling posted a try and a goal from stand-off Liam Coe and a touchdown from wingman Jake Green in the first half.

Odsal Sedbergh also went down 58-6 at West Hull in the Yorkshire Men’s League with only a Scott Smith try to show for their efforts.