By Sebastian Sternik
Normanton Knights suffered a huge set back to their promotion hopes after losing 38-22 to Ince Rose Bridge.
This is a second successive defeat for the Knights who continue to fall further adrift of the top three. For Ince Rose however, this is a massive result which takes them into 9th, above fellow relegation strugglers Hull Dockers.
Normanton are now seven points behind the top two, Underbank Rangers and Hunslet Club Parkside, who both picked up wins to improve their position at the top.
Hunslet’s win was an emphatic one as they thrashed Hull Dockers 50 points to 10. Underbank meanwhile, traveled to face York Acorns and returned with the two points after winning 28-44.
There was also a huge battle towards the bottom half of the table when Hunslet Warriors took on relegation threatened Featherstone Lions. Despite leading 10-30 at half-time, the Lions once again let their lead slip as Hunslet fought back to win 32-30.
Elsewhere, Lock Lane seem to have thrown their hat into the promotion fight ring after a dominant 52-8 victory over Shaw Cross Sharks.
The visitors came into this game with plenty of momentum having toppled the promotion chasing Normanton the week before. However, Lock Lane proved too strong as they move within two points of fourth-placed Knights.
Finally, Milford Marlins fought from behind to pick up their 10th win of the season against Blackbrook.
The home side took a 16-12 lead at the interval but inevitably missed the chance to move off the bottom of the table as Milford won 22-38.
Blackbrook 22-38 Milford Marlins
Hunslet Club Parkside 50-10 Hull Dockers
Hunslet Warriors 32- 30 Featherstone Lions
Ince Rose Bridge 38-22 Normanton Knights
Lock Lane 52-8 Shaw Cross Sharks
York Acorn 28-44 Underbank Rangers