WEST Bowling haven’t given up on the play-offs yet.

They are ninth at the moment in Kingstone Press National Conference League Division Two but they have two matches left whereas some of their rivals only one have one.

“If we beat East Leeds at home tomorrow and win at Askam a week tomorrow I think that we can do it as no-one else seems to want it judging by their results,” said Bowling coach Ryan Hunkin.

His team won 40-10 last weekend at already-relegated Leigh East, and Hunkin said: “The key was the first five minutes when we had Ryan Patchett sin-binned for punching and Liam Darville sin-binned for reacting to a high shot.

“We kept them out with 11 men and our confidence just grew.”

Richard Lumb could return for West tomorrow after a knee injury.

Freed from the worries about fighting to stay up, Bradford Dudley Hill are at Oulton Raiders in Division One.

Last weekend, Hill only lost 22-18 at home to Leigh Miners’ Rangers, and Hill’s manager Steve Wright said: “Aiden Batey was at loose forward for us and is a freak of nature.

“He normally plays at full back and clears our lines, but he is more involved at loose forward and it takes four or five players to bring him down as he is much stronger than he looks.

“Daryl Kay, who has played 80 minutes for about 12 years for Leigh MR, had to come off for ten minutes.”