WEST Bowling kept their Kingstone Press National Conference League Division Two play-off hopes alive with a 40-4 demolition of fellow play-off chasers East Leeds.

Centre Adam Reardon grabbed a five-minute brace for hosts Bowling just after the hour, with Kyle Moore (fifth minute), Richard Lumb (22), James Crabb (35), Nick Fontaine (38) and Ollie Bartle (58) also crossing the whitewash in what was a good team display, Liam Coe adding 12 points with the boot.

Timothy Norfolk responded in the 52nd minute for East Leeds, who, along with Bowling and Saddleworth Rangers, are all level on 20 points, although Bowling, whose man of the match was Liam Darville, have a game in hand to steal the final play-off spot.

That game is a long trip to Cumbria to face fifth-placed Askam on Saturday.

Drighlington picked up a 24-12 win at home to Wigan St Judes, who they face again this weekend in the reverse fixture, but Drig are still likely will be plying their trade in Division Three next season.

Ethan Hallas, Steven McIntyre, Joseph Bownass and Jonathan Stainburn all scored for Drig, with Michael Sanderson being perfect with the boot, slotting four conversions.

Meanwhile, Bradford Dudley Hill’s dismal 2018 season continued in dreary conditions when they went down 30-4 at Oulton Raiders in Division One.

Hill triumphed over the Leeds side in the reverse fixture earlier this year, but the Raiders have had a surge in form towards the end of the season to avoid joining Hill in the relegation zone.

The game began with a minute’s silence for Queensbury and Halifax’s Harry Sykes, who died while on a tour to France last week aged 16.

It was Hill who started the brighter, marching up the field through strong running, with the mercurial Aiden Batey leading the way before centre Andrew Walker crashed over, but the conversion attempt was unsuccessful.

However, this lead was short lived, with the Raiders hitting back soon after with two tries in two minutes.

Second-row forward Lee Gomersal powered his way over from short range before Oulton struck again straight from the kick-off.

Danny Stanley, a thorn in Hill's side, made a strong carry, leaving Hill’s defence in disarray, which game-star hooker Josh Murray exploited, before sending full back Dom Flanagan under the posts in a long-range effort.

Murray, who spent the start of the season playing for Keighley Cougars Reserves, then got over for his own four-pointer, shrugging off a number of defenders to reach for the whitewash close to the goalposts.

Murray and Stanley crossed for the Raiders in the second half of what was a scrappy affair, with both sides struggling to keep hold of the ball in wet conditions.

Hill bring their season to a close at home to eighth-placed York Acorn on Saturday, while Oulton travel to leaders Thornhill Trojans.