AN ANKLE tap on Alex Dickinson could have been the difference between victory and defeat for Bradford Dudley Hill.

The try-saving movement by Milford Marlins’ interchange Josh Parke not only prevented Hill from reducing the deficit to two points but allowed the visitors to go up the other end and score in what proved to be a 32-18 setback for the hosts in Kingstone Press National Conference League Division One.

Next-to-bottom Hill had taken the lead via a Dickinson try in the first minute, and fellow centre Martin Southwell and Dickinson again scored for the Bradford club later in the match, with full back Simon Sewell adding three goals against the fourth-placed Marlins.

West Bowling had no game in Division Two, but leaders Stanningley triumphed 30-16 at fourth-placed East Leeds, courtesy of tries by Dean Parker, Ben Selby, Niall Murphy, Luke Teasdale and Steve Welton, plus five Liam Copland goals.

However, ninth-placed Drighlington went down 22-6 at Saddleworth Rangers, who are one place above them, managing only a try by Ryan Burton and a Michael Sanderson goal.

There was a shock defeat for Queensbury in Yorkshire Men’s League Division One.

Bury, who had won eight out of eight, went down 26-12 at home to Allerton Bywater, with the losers’ tries coming from Callum Murgatroyd, Robson Moore and Jonathon Norman.

Meanwhile, bottom-of-the-table Keighley Albion only lost 22-18 at home to Hunslet Club Parkside, who are fourth, managing tries by Morgan Robinson, Anthony Chapman and Garry Boocock, while Finlay Meegan landed three goals.

There were top v bottom clashes in Division Three and Division Four, with Leeds Akkies coping relatively well in the upper tier before losing 40-20 at home to Brighouse Rangers, for whom Andy Esmond and Allen Carr bagged hat-tricks.

Wyke beat winless Sheffield Forgers 108-6, running in 19 tries and landing 17 goals, with Brad Clarkson (3) leading the try-scoring.