WOOLSTON Rovers will be looking to continue their fine form when they entertain National Conference League leaders Waterhead Warriors at Monk Sports Club on Saturday, kick off 3.30pm, following the Warrington Wolves Academy versus Waterhead Warriors Academy game that kicks off at noon.

Rovers sit third on the table, level on points with Waterhead and Dewsbury Moor, after Saturday's 50-16 win at Normanton Knights.

Rovers head coach Billy Sheen said: “We were delighted with how we performed at Normanton but know that we need to carry that display into this week’s game against a Waterhead Warriors side who look strong contenders this season.

"It promises to be a great spectacle between two in-form sides and a game that we are really looking forward to.

"We want to make our home ground a fortress so we know that we will need to be fully focussed from the first whistle if we are to keep our unbeaten home run intact.

"We have a lot of quality across our team and hopefully we can show that on Saturday and claim an important win.”

Adam Files crossed for a hat-trick of tries against Normanton, with Ryan Brown, Dan Fearnley, Kieran Jones, Karlton Bates, Blake Turner and Dec Leonard also touching down.

Ben Dixon, three; Theo Holto, two, and Leonard added conversions in what was a stunning display stemming from a perfect start when hooker Files crossed for his first after three minutes.

Ryan Brown went over and Files bagged his second as Rovers established an 18-0 lead, though two tries from the hosts reduced the gap to 18-10 at the break.

Fearnleyy and Thompson exchanged tries early in the second period but then Rovers went into overdrive.

As they ran away with things, Rovers' Welsh substitute Blake Turner got among the scorers on his debut, while the man of the match was Scott Whiteley.

Sheen said: “Normanton is a really tough place to go; they get a big crowd, it’s a small pitch and it can be intimidating. They call it The Graveyard and you can understand why but we were absolutely outstanding, playing them off the park.

"We were clinical in attack and very calm in doing it. We went forward strong in numbers and were winning most rucks.

"We had a brilliant week in training and it showed on the field - from 1-17 we were fantastic.

"I would say that it is by far the best we have played all season.

"Our defence was also top draw once again. They threw a lot at us but we dealt with it with confidence.

"They scored three tries from close range which we will work on this week but we have shown how dangerous we can be.”

Rovers: Theo Holt; Kieran Jones, Kieran Moore, Ben Dixon, Karlton Bates; Ryan Brown, Dec Leonard; Harry Files, Adam Files, Ryan Hickman, Sam Vernon, Dan Fearnley, Scott Whiteley. Subs: Sean Boyle, Blake Turner, Ryan Palin, Sam Wood.

Elsehwere, a 79th minute hat-trick try from Ben Harper saw Albion snatch a dramatic 24-20 victory in the North West Men's League at Halton Farnworth Hornets on Saturday.

Albion trailed 12-0 until quickfire tries from Harper showed the spirit within the visitors' side.

The first followed a great kick by Charlie Groarke and the second followed a great pass by scrum-half Matty Ellis.

With both converted by Rob Marsh, the sides were level at the break.

An early Halton penalty in the second half saw them retake the lead, but Albion soon got their noses in front for the first time when, following a fantastic break by Louis Norton, the ball was recycled to Dan Brown who raced over, with Marsh converting.

On 75 minutes Halton struck with a converted try to lead 20-18 but again Albion dug deep and were rewarded when Harper barged his way over to claim the victory.

Coach Martyn Ellis said: “We showed true spirit.

"Our team was a very young side who stood up well to the challenge.

"Even when it seemed things weren’t going our way, they stuck to the game plan we had and remained patient which put us in a position to get that much needed victory.“

Crosfields were defeated 26-12 at second-placed Oulton Raiders in National Conference League Division One.

Soap started slowly against a young energetic Oulton and paid the price, going 12-0 down within 10 minutes.

But Crosfields, directed by Phil Brazendale, knuckled down and the game was very watchable for the next 70 minutes, with Soap digging deep in defence and producing occasional line bursts.

Soap are third from bottom in their first season after promotion.

Although the panic button is not yet in operation, the clash with sixth-placed Stanningly at Hood Lane on Saturday, kick-off 2.30pm, is one in which Soap will be looking to pick up points.

Soap's Alliance team again showed their quality with a comfortable win at Higginshaw, with Tom Smith the man of the match and Joe Kohe-Love claiming a hat-trick of tries.

Rovers A will be looking to bounce back from last weekend’s poor showing when they travel to Golborne Parkside on Saturday in NWML Division Two, kick-off 2.30pm.

This follows Rovers being dismantled 64-10 at home by Newton Storm.

Rovers A coach Liam Lawton said: “We know that Saturday was not acceptable and the lads will be keen to put in a much improved display against Golborne.

"They are on a good run of form so it will be tough but the boys are looking to right some wrongs so we will go there with confidence and give it our best shot.”