Billy at double in Siddal win

Chris Geoghegan scored three tries for Ovenden
Chris Geoghegan scored three tries for Ovenden

Siddal remain one point behind Lock Lane at the top of the National Conference League after an excellent 20-4 home win over fourth-placed Leigh Miners Rangers yesterday.

Gareth Greenwood’s side were avenging a 24-17 away defeat and improving on some patchy recent results.

Two tries from centre Billy Hammond and one each from in-form prop George Ambler and replacement Joel McFarlane, plus two goals from Chris Brooke, earned Siddal victory.

Rangers managed only a try from winger Gareth Paine in reply.

The other leading sides, Lock Lane, West Hull and Wath Brow Hornets, all won.

Ovenden bounced back from a home derby defeat by Elland with a 52-16 win at Waterhead in Division Two.

It was plain sailing for Gareth English’s side, who led the next-to-bottom team by 22-6 at half time.

Long-serving Chris Geoghegan capped a man of the match display at loose forward with three tries and Arran Varley, Nathan Smith, Shaun Smith, Dean Robertshaw, English, Reece Ogden and Luke O’Mara also touched down.

Nathan Smith kicked six goals.