BRADFORD Dudley Hill had dropped to the foot of Division One in the National Conference League, but a magnificent 20-0 victory at mid-table Skirlaugh has given them renewed hope in their relegation battle.

First team manager Steve Wright was delighted with the team's efforts in Saturday's away win and several individuals impressed him too.

He enthused: "Neil Wall was superb for us defensively and he was just gobbling people up. He scored a try and got man of the match from Skirlaugh.

"Apart from having a couple of disciplinary issues this year, his form is back to what it was three or four years ago.

"Adam Jefferson played his first game for two years on Saturday after lots of shoulder problems and he was immense. He was a tower of strength and led by example. It was as if he'd never been away.

Tony Williams returned from injury too. He and Ryan Dickinson played well alongside each other as halves and they both scored."

Wright is confident that Dudley Hill can escape the drop before the end of the season. Three teams go down, and currently only one point separates the bottom four.

He said: "We have five home games left out of nine and most of them are against teams around us.

"We still have to play Oulton and Shaw Cross, who are in the relegation zone with us, and if Saturday's anything to go by, there's no reason why we can't stay up."

Wright's team host fourth-placed Milford Marlins tomorrow and he admits there is an air of mystery around their opponents.

He said: "We only lost by one point at their place in the first game of the season, but they have a bit of an unknown quantity at the minute.

"They've had a few Ukranians that have come on board and eight of them played in a recent international, so they must have something about them. I haven't seen any of them play though."

Finally, Wright expressed his disappointment that tomorrow's game would not be available for viewers, saying: "It was due to be on TV, but there's been problems with streaming and showing free sport so it will be a normal kick off."

Elsewhere, in Division One of the Yorkshire Men's League, Keighley Albion host Hunslet Club Parkside and Queensbury entertain Allerton Bywater.

Wibsey Warriors travel to Stainland Stags in Division Two, while in Division Four, Worth Village visit Dearne Valley Bulldogs and Wyke are at home to Sheffield Forgers.