Crosfields 22 Stanningley 42

CROSFIELDS “will not get anywhere fast” if they continue to perform as they did in Saturday’s defeat to Stanningley, interim boss Ian Boden says.

The loss at Hood Lane in their first game since head coach Jimmy Williams resigned was their fourth in five matches and leaves them second from bottom of National Conference League Division Two.

“Every credit to Stanningley today, they were clinical,” Boden said.

“We were very sloppy and will not get anywhere fast if we carry on like this.”

Matt Barber crashed over 10 minutes in to cancel out an early Stanningley opener, but the visitors then hit a purple patch.

The Yorkshiremen ran in four unanswered tries to take a commanding 26-4 lead into the break.

To their eternal credit, Soap continued to fight and struck twice in quick succession after the break, with Matt Lomax and Tom Millington crossing the whitewash.

However, neither of the tries were converted so Stanningley retained a comfortable lead and hit the hosts with another devastating spell of three tries in four minutes to completely take the game away from them.

In the final 10 minutes, Tom Brown and Nathan Taylor scored tries and Brad Stanway kicked a conversion for the hosts, who welcome Leigh East to Hood Lane on Saturday, kick off 2.30pm.

Crosfields: Nathan Taylor; Dan Reid, Chris Hull, Matt Lomax, Bailey Hartley; Jack Reid, Brad Stanway; Phil Brazendale, Hayden James, Liam James, Matt Barber, Jordan Williams, Joe Clarke. Subs: Joe Moore, Tom Millington, Tom Brown, Ian Boden.

Chester Gladiators 22 Crosfields A 44

A VIRTUOSO display from Sam Hickey helped Crosfields A to a comfortable win in Chester.

Skipper Hickey’s personal haul of 16 points encompassed a try and six conversions as he led his side to victory.

Rob Bonehill and Ash Catterall both scored twice, with Matt Mahoney, Nathan Hamilton and Sean Millington also on the scoresheet.