IT seems increasingly likely that West Bowling and Bradford Dudley Hill will be meeting in Kingstone Press National Conference League Division Two next season after the neighbours had wildly contrasting results at the weekend.

While third-from-bottom West Bowling were defeating leaders Stanningley 32-4 in the lower tier, basement boys Dudley Hill were going down 30-10 at home to Ince Rose Bridge in Division One.

Stanningley may have foundered on the Bowling defence, only managing a Liam Copland try in the 55th minute, but this was a good display all round by the hosts, who combined gritty tackling with the flair that has helped them win their last four matches.

Tries by Max Trueman and Chris Anderson, both of which were improved by Liam Coe, gave Wests a 12-0 interval lead, and Coe added an early penalty in the second half before Stanningley's sole response.

Chris Watson again scored a try around the hour mark, with Coe's goal making it 20-4, and the leaders were finished off by tries from Nick Fontaine and Trueman, both of which were improved by Coe.

If there was plenty to commend Bowling, there was little to praise Hill for as they lost 30-10 at home to next-to-bottom Ince Rose Bridge in Division One.

The home side had to play for seven minutes of the second half with 11 men after the sin-binnings of centre Martin Southwell (dangerous contact) and prop Nathan Broadbent (punching), and all of their points came in the first half via tries by Southwell and winger Damian Smith, with Neil Wall improving Southwell's effort.

It was the kind of performance that made team manager Steve Wright not only question why he bothered leaving work early to go to away matches, but also whether Hill are actually good enough to stay up, having been promoted last year via the play-offs.

Wright said: "Aiden Batey was good, as he always is, and Neil Wall played well too, while Ince Rose Bridge's man of the match was interchange Jack Morrison, who made good yards down the middle.

"But we had discipline issues again in what was a poor, error-strewn game, and maybe we don't deserve to stay up."

In the Yorkshire Men's League Division One, Queensbury kept up the pressure on second-placed Cutsyke Raiders with a 42-24 home win over Oulton Raiders, but Keighley Albion lost a basement battle 40-22 at Skirlaugh Bulls.

In Division Two, lowly Wibsey Warriors defeated bottom-of-the-table visitors Newsome Panthers 24-8, while Division Four leaders Wyke trounced Crigglestone All Blacks 58-4 at Towngate.