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Siddal’s perfect first half

Siddal have reached the half-way point of their National Conference League campaign with maximum points after a 16-8 win on the long trip to Kells yesterday.

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Crocs spared the drop

Crocs spared the drop

Old Crossleyans RUFC chairman Howard Cooper has welcomed the club’s reprieve in Yorkshire Two.

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Rampant Siddal sting Hornets

Rampant Siddal sting Hornets

Siddal inflicted a nine-try hiding on one of their biggest rivals for National Conference League honours when they beat Wath Brow Hornets 52-12 at Chevinedge yesterday.

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Actions from Siddal v Kells, at Chevinedge. Pictured is Gareth English

Siddal face tough June

Unbeaten National Conference League leaders Siddal take a breather next weekend ahead of a crucial four-game spell in their title defence.

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Siddal vs Thatto Heath
Gareth Blackburnr scores

Siddal demolish main rivals

In the midst of an election campaign, Siddal gave the politicians a lesson in how to get a message across yesterday.

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Siddal success in Fee final

Siddal success in Fee final

Siddal’s dominance of the Calderdale amateur rugby league scene was illustrated yesterday when a Chevinedge team hastily assembled at the start of the winter campaign lifted the Joseph Fee Memorial Challenge Cup at Old Brodleians RUFC.

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McComb stars in Siddal success

McComb stars in Siddal success

Siddal maintained their perfect start to their National Conference League title defence with an impressive 32-8 successive away to Myton Warriors yesterday.

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Actions from Siddal v West Hull, at Chevinedge. Pictured is Freddie Walker

Siddal turn on style at Recs

Siddal turned in their best performance of the National Conference League season so far when they won 40-12 away to Pilkington Recs under lights on Friday evening.

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Actions from Halifax v Featherstone at the Shay Stadium
scott murrell

Fax cup game brought forward

HalIfax RLFC’s sixth round Ladbrokes Challenge Cup tie at Featherstone Rovers will be played on Thursday, May 11 (8.0).

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Halifax Vandals celebrate their Yorkshire Three title triumph with win at Castleford, April 2017

Vandals’ unlikely title triumph

Halifax Vandals were crowned Yorkshire Three champions when they eased to a 19-3 victory away to a robust and dogged Castleford side determined to spoil the party.

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Heath v York
Eddie Cartwright try

Rampant York run Heath ragged

Heath slumped to their heaviest Yorkshire One defeat of the season as visitors York ran in 10 tries in a 66-27 win at North Dean yesterday.

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Old Rishworthians v Wath
Anthony Shoesmith scores the first of his three tries

Try record for Shoesmith

Anthony Shoesmith broke the club’s try-scoring record for a season as Old Rishworthians signed off from Yorkshire Two with a 43-8 home win over Wath Upon Dearne yesterday.

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Actions from Siddal v Kells, at Chevinedge. Pictured is Zac McComb

Siddal’s great escape

Siddal suffered a major scare before retaining their 100 per cent National Conference League record this season with a 32-24 home win over Kells yesterday.

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Brods v Bridlington
 Oliver Akroyd scoring our last try

Brods exit for coach Smith?

Old Brodleians head coach Matt Smith was saying his farewells to the players after yesterday’s closing 33-17 home defeat to champions Bridlington in Yorkshire One.

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Crunch last day for local pair

Crunch last day for local pair

This season’s last round of Yorkshire League rugby union fixtures take place on Saturday and the stakes are high for Halifax Vandals and Old Crossleyans.

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Siddal flex muscles in Cumbria

Siddal flex muscles in Cumbria

Siddal made light of the absences of some key men to win 38-12 at Egremont on Saturday and make it four wins out of four in the National Conference League this season.

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High Peak Conservative MP, Andrew Bingham, attended an event at Westminster recently to throw his weight behind the Sport and Recreation Alliances Red Card to Red Tape campaign, which aims to help sports clubs in the High Peak.

Commentator and former England rugby union international Brian Moore joined Andrew at the event, which highlighted the Alliances campaign to reduce the regulatory burden on sports clubs.

Andrew said: Sport and recreation clubs are a vital part of our social fabric. There are dozens of clubs in the High Peak that do a fantastic job providing sports facilities for their members, as well as providing valuable social work within the community. Most of them are run by volunteers who put in a lot of time and effort to give their membership the chance to take part in sport.

They deserve more support, and cutting bureaucracy for clubs would provide tangible benefits for all involved. I am asking the Government to examine the Alliances report and cut red tape for grassroots sport. If im

Moore in good spirits

FORMER England hooker Brian Moore has issued a light-hearted response to the goodwill messages that have greeted news of his heart attack.

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Vandals close in on title

Vandals close in on title

Halifax Vandals just require a win at Castleford on the last day of the season to be promoted as Yorkshire Three champions after blowing away under-strength Old Otliensians 75-7 yesterday.

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Crossleyans facing drop

Crossleyans facing drop

Old Crossleyans are facing the stark reality of relegation to Yorkshire Three following their 34-24 defeat at Roundhegians yesterday.

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