12th September 2017, 13:19 | ncl

West Bowling close in on Division 3 title

West Bowling close in on Division 3 title

NCL round-up

Premier Division

Pilkington Recs give their survival hopes a huge boost on Saturday as they shocked play-off chasing Wath Brow Hornets 36-24 on home turf.

Brow remain in the division's top four and came into the game as favourites, but Pilks, who still sit second-bottom of the top tier, turned on the style to bounce back from successive defeats in recent weeks.

Pilks are level on points with Skirlaugh and a point behind Wigan St Pats with one game to play.

Division 1

Blackbrook's survival hopes hang by a thread after suffering a heavy 50-18 loss against Shaw Cross Sharks.

Former Wakefield and Huddersfield halfback Paul March was on the scoresheet twice for Shaw Cross, who are now safe from the drop.

Blackbrook have three games to play, and are six points adrift of Hull Dockers in ninth, with three teams set to be relegated from the second tier.

Division 2

Millom's relegation from Division 2 was confirmed this weekend after a hard-fought 25-18 loss at home to Wigan St Judes.

That means Drighlington's relegation fears are eased after a remarkable run in recent weeks which has seen them win their last four games, scoring an impressive 219 points in the process to become one of the form teams in the league.

Division 3

Finally, West Bowling are closing in on the Division 3 title - they need just one more win to secure top spot.

The Bradford outfit, Yorkshire Men's League champions in 2016, rumbled Stanley Rangers 44-18 on Saturday, Dan Gregory leading the way with two tries. The win left them four points clear at the top despite Stanningley's narrow 12-8 win over Barrow Island.

A full rundown of results can be found by clicking HERE.