Trojans and Lock Lane continue to lead way after thrilling draw

Thornhill Trojans and Lock Lane produced a thrilling encounter in the Pennine 11-a-side League last Saturday with the top two clash ending all square at 32-32.

Thornhill Trojans and Lock Lane produced a thrilling encounter in the Pennine 11-a-side League last Saturday with the top two clash ending all square at 32-32.

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The Pennine 11-a-side League’s top two teams produced a thrilling encounter as Thornhill Trojans and Lock Lane fought out a 32-32 draw.

Thornhill preserved their unbeaten run and remain two points behind Lock Lane with two games in hand but they went close to extending their 100 per cent record, leading 32-10 with 10 minutes remaining.

The game passed a pre-match pitch inspection after fog rolled in at lunch time and despite the poor visibility, those in attendance were treated to a cracking match.

Man-of-the-match James Craven scored a hat-trick, with Thornhill’s other tries coming from Sam Ratcliffe, Luke Carter and Mark Hodgson

Sam Ratcliffe also kicked three goals but was later sent off, along with Trojans teammate Luke Carter, for fighting.

Hodgson landed the other goal as Thornhill appeared on course for victory, leading 32-10.

Lock Lane replied with tries from Archie Coffield, Scott Ratcliffe, Josh Steels, Ethan Flowers, Morgan Jones and Brad Robert, who also kicked four goals to snatch a draw.

Lock Lane can extend their lead at the top of the table on Saturday when they host Cowling Harlequins, while Thornhill are not in action.

The Trojans’ next game is at home to Upton on December 10.

Wyke remain fifth in Division One but missed the chance to climb the table further when they were held to a 14-14 draw away to bottom side Dalton.

It was Wyke’s third stalemate in seven league matches already this season and they travel to Cutsyke, who are just a point above them, this Saturday.

Hanging Heaton and Ossett Trinity Tigers are the leading two teams in Division Two.

Hanging Heaton earned a 34-30 victory away to Clayton last week and lead Ossett by a point, although the Tigers have three games in hand.

Ossett picked up a sixth win in seven matches last week when they thrashed Hollinwood 64-4.

Hanging Heaton will hope for a similar result when they host Hollinwood on Saturday, while Ossett are looking to maintain the pressure when they entertain third placed Newsome Panthers.

Birkenshaw are fourth in Division Three after they overcame Doncaster Toll Bar 24-12.

They travel to Allerton Bywater on Saturday when Dewsbury Celtic entertain Moorends Thorne Marauders.

Celtic were awarded a 30-0 victory over Sherburn Bears last week and are sixth in the table.

Wyke A travel to King Cross Park in Division Four.