DESPITE losing Jack Milburn to a fourth minute red card at home to relegation rivals Leigh East, West Bowling's fine first-half display saw them secure a narrow 24-22 win in Division Two of the National Conference League.

Liam Coe was the star of the show, adding four goals to his try and further scores from Richard Lumb, Daniel Gregory and Ryan Patchet helped the hosts into a big lead before Leigh fought back.

Milburn was sent off in the opening moments after retaliating to a poke in the eye from his opponent and that perceived injustice perhaps fired West Bowling up.

Lumb crossed first after 10 minutes and Coe added the extras, but the visitors soon squared things up after a converted try of their own from Adam Holland.

Gregory and Patchet's tries ensured that West Bowling reached the break with an 18-6 lead though and when Coe scored the team's fourth try after 48 minutes, the contest looked to be over.

However, Leigh roared back with three tries in 15 minutes but crucially, Holland missed one of his conversion attempts, while Coe had maintained a perfect success rate.

The hosts were left with 14 minutes to hang on, but there were no further scores and West Bowling moved four points clear of their visitors, securing their fourth win in 14 games.

Meanwhile, Bradford Dudley Hill were bottom of Division One, but moved above Shaw Cross Sharks with a stunning 20-0 away win over mid-table Skirlaugh.

Neil Wall, Ryan Dickinson and Tony Williams all crossed the line for Dudley Hill, while Simon Sewell kicked four goals.

Finally, Queensbury hammered visitors Keighley Albion 38-4 in a one-sided local derby. Thomas Hainsworth scored a hat-trick and Stephen Nagy, Ash Ryan, David Greenwood and Jonathon Norman also found themselves on the scoresheet.

Queensbury knocked over five goal attempts, four from Andrew Robinson and one from Ethan Sharp. An unconverted Harvey Kemp try was Albion's only reply in the Yorkshire Men's League Division One clash.