Dewsbury Celtic 20 Woolston Rovers 20

MAL Holt was critical of a decision to disallow a try for his Woolston Rovers side as they were forced to share the spoils with promotion rivals Dewsbury Celtic.

Rovers were in control as they led 16-4 at the break but the hosts fought back to level matters within 10 minutes of the restart.

Aaron Barber kicked two penalties to put Rovers back in front until a try with the last play of the game secured a draw for Celtic, who missed a conversion to snatch victory.

Rovers have slipped off the top of the National Conference League Division Three table and Holt rued a decision that proved costly.

“It was really disappointing to just get the one point when we felt we had done enough to win it having had a clear try scratched off incorrectly,” he said.

“It was probably the most physical game of the season.

“We looked the better team throughout but Dewsbury are a side that we can't shake off and yet again we struggled to put daylight between them and us.

“We will take the point as a positive though as we are still in a great position.”

Ben Dixon, Justin Becker and Christian Taylor crossed for Woolston, with Dixon adding one conversion and Barber kicking a further penalty.

Woolston: Aaron Barber; Alex Dunne, Justin Becker, Callum Moore, Christian Taylor; Theo Holt, Ben Dixon; Sam Roberts, Ryan Brown, John Welch, Dan Fearnley, Matt Taylor, Harry Files. Subs: Josh Sudlow, Adam Files, Danny Griffiths, Kieran Sudlow

Woolston Rovers A 34 Wigan Bulldogs 18

WIL Maudsley starred for Woolston Rovers A on Saturday with a superb display of finishing.

The centre scored four tries as Wigan Bulldogs were beaten at Monk Sports Club, with Tom Atherton and Ben Moore grabbing their other scores while Craig Lawton landed five conversions.

“That was some of the best rugby we have played for several weeks,” Rovers A coach Matt Lowe said.

“We started the game strongly without being able to pull clear but in the second half, we really took our chances and pulled away to claim a great win.

“Our defensive work was really good throughout and when we had the ball, we attacked with a lot of purpose and conviction that made it difficult for Wigan to handle.

“Some of the tries were exceptional and this should hopefully boost the lads’ confidence as we enter a busy period of games.”