SHORT on pack strength, struggling Bradford Dudley Hill were beaten 34-10 by visitors Featherstone Lions in Division One of the Kingstone Press National Conference League.

The hosts only trailed 10-4 at the interval, with team manager Steve Wright saying: "We were the better side in the first half."

However, the absence of players such as Andy Walker – serving the last match of a three-game suspension – Willy Woodhead, Kyle Bateman, Martin Brannan and Charles Marsh, who broke a finger in Hill's previous match, told.

Centre Gareth Gale was the Lions' man of the match, scoring three of their six tries, while centre Lewis Evans and hooker Ryan Dickinson got tries for Hill, with scrum half Simon Sewell adding a goal.

Coach Antony Huby was forced into action off the bench for Hill, while prop Ben Kelly was playing his first match since tearing a bicep.

Full back Aiden Batey was again man of the match for Hill, who at least moved off the bottom of the table on points difference as Shaw Cross Sharks were thumped 50-10 at Pilkington Recs.

West Bowling aren't faring much better in Division Two and lost 30-16 at home to second-placed Dewsbury Moor Maroons, conceding five tries.

At least the Bradford derby in Yorkshire Men's League Division Two proved a thriller, with hosts Wibsey Warriors pipping Odsal Sedbergh 31-28.

Warriors' tries came from Joshua Chamberlain (3), Harry Burgess, Ross Simpson and William McCormack, with Bradley Wright adding three goals and a drop goal.

Wibsey are one of four teams on four points, alongside Sedbergh, but Warriors have two games in hand on their city rivals.

Their other victory came last Wednesday in a 22-10 verdict at Greetland All Rounders, courtesy of tries by Burgess (2), Wright and Chris Rodger, with Wright landing three goals.

Wyke Academy were also in derby action in Division Five and went down 32-24 at Farnley Falcons.

Tries from Jordan Payton (2), James Cullen and Oscar Woodhead and goals from Ben Proctor (2) and Cameron Foster (2) came close to earning Wyke their second win of the season.

Meanwhile, in Alliance League One, leaders Stanningley could only manage a Jack Sykes try in a 20-4 setback at mid-table East Leeds.

Shaw Cross Sharks went down 36-24 at unbeaten leaders Underbank Rangers in Alliance League Two.

Two days earlier, Stanningley's Academy had gone down 31-18 at Featherstone Lions.

Tries for the visitors came from Eliah Citiyo, Joshua Foster and Michael Dixon, with Jack Hamilton adding three goals.