WOOLSTON Rovers got themselves back to winning ways in the National Conference League on Saturday.

Mal Holt’s side shook off their derby loss to Crosfields last time out with a hard-fought victory over Hunslet Warriors at Monk Sports Club.

Five tries from five different scorers was enough to seal a 28-22 win for the Green and Golds, who remain sixth in the Division Two table.

Kieran Moore and Tom Byrne touched down after the break after tries from Paul Alcock, Ryan Brown and Harry Files had given them a half-time lead, with full-back Aaron Barber kicking four goals.

Holt admitted his side “weren’t at their best” but was pleased with how his side saw out victory after Hunslet responded with two late tries.

“That was a well deserved hard-fought win in what was a very physical and aggressive game,” he said.

“We weren’t at our best, and not as fluent as what we were the week before at Crosfields, but we matched fire with fire and saw the game out to claim the two league points.”

Rovers will look to build on their return to form when they travel to Dewsbury Celtic on Saturday, kick off 2.30pm.

Woolston: Aaron Barber, Tom Byrne, Dan Fearnley, Kieran Moore, Dan Griffiths, Theo Holt, Dec Leonard, Harry Files, Adam Files, Ryan Hickman, Paul Alcock, Scott Whiteley, Ryan Brown. Subs: Josh Sudlow, Billy Sheen, Thodorhs Nianiakas, Ben Crewe.

Meanwhile, Crosfields succumbed to Division Two leaders Heworth on Saturday.

Soap were beaten 30-6 at Hood Lane as the Yorkshiremen completed a home-and-away double over Matt Wilson’s side this season.

Skipper Luke Walker scored the only try for Crosfields, who are not in action this weekend. They return with a trip to Bradford Dudley Hill on Saturday, July 2.

In the North West Men’s League, Latchford Albion came agonisingly close to ending the unbeaten record of Premier Division leaders Ashton Bears at Victoria Park on Saturday.

Albion launched a stunning comeback from 24-12 down and were the width of a post away from levelling the scores with five minutes remaining.

Matty Rudd was just off target with the conversion of Rob Marsh’s interception try and Ashton held on for a 24-22 victory.

Gareth Fairhurst had earlier started the comeback after tries from Ben Harper and Matty Ellis had kept them in touch in the first half.

“We put in a fantastic effort against on form the best side in the competition, and it is testament to my side that we are disappointed not to come away with anything from the game,” Latchford head coach Martyn Ellis said.

“We had to change the squad around a fair bit and the side was a very young one, but they never took a backward step against a very physical established Premier Division side.”

Latchford make the short trip to Halton Farnworth Hornets on Saturday, kick off 2.30pm.

Another highlight of this week’s NWML fixture list is a Warrington ‘derby’ between Woolston Rovers A and Crosfields A in Division Three on Thursday.

Kick off is at 7.30pm at Monk Sports Club.