Sharks host Knights in crucial showdown

Andrew Fawkes scored a hat-trick for Shaw Cross. (d14061017)

Andrew Fawkes scored a hat-trick for Shaw Cross. (d14061017)

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Shaw Cross Sharks entertain Normanton Knights in a showdown for the National Conference League Division Two title on Saturday (2.30pm).

The Sharks moved level on points with second placed Askam thanks to a 56-18 win at Leigh East last week and are just a point behind Normanton ahead of Saturday’s clash.

The Sharks led 26-6 at half-time and went on to complete a comfortable win as Andrew Fawkes led the way with a hat-trick.

Further Cross tries came from Aiden Chandler, Andrew Tillotson, Matt Myers, Luke Blake, Chris Walker, Martin Woodhead and Zach Johnson, with Shaun Squires landing eight goals.

Dewsbury Celtic suffered a 42-14 defeat at Milford Marlins and remain just two points outside the Division One relegation zone.

Andrew Corrigan, Danny Thomas and Pat Foulstone were the Celtic scorers, with Nikki Crabtree adding a goal.

Celtic entertain Waterhead on Saturday in a crucial game in the battle against relegation.

Thornhill Trojans earned a second win in the Pennine League Premier Division, defeating Hunslet Old Boys 34-22 in Overthorpe Park.

Thornhill trailed 18-6 at one stage but battled back superbly to level at 22-22.

Jordan Lowther sold a tremendous dummy to race through for a try, which Andrew Bates converted.

Deep into injury time, the impressive Danny Ratcliffe wriggled out of a tackle and over for the match-clinching try which Bates improved to end with fours goals.

It was Danny Ratcliffe’s second of the game and other Trojans tries came from Adam Bird, Joss Ratlcliffe and Aaron Briggs, with Richard Bostock taking man-of-the-match, as Thornhill celebrated a memorable win.