CROSFIELDS and Woolston Rovers both fell short against the leaders of their respective divisions at the weekend.

Soap fell 44-16 at Hood Lane against a West Bowling side who look on course for promotion to the National Conference League Premier Division.

Aaron Holliday, Jack Lewis and Billy Cannon crossed for tries for the hosts, but the Division One leaders were able to secure a 14th win from 15 games thanks in part to a hat-trick from Logan Simpson.

Matt Wilson’s side, who remain ninth in the Division One table, are at home again on Saturday as they welcome Skirlaugh to Hood Lane for a 2.30pm kick off.

Further afield, Woolston’s three-match winning run was brought to an end by Division Two table-toppers Waterhead Warriors.

Rovers’ only try came courtesy of substitute Sam Vernon just before the break, with Dec Leonard adding the conversion.

However, they were already 16-0 down at that point and the Oldham-based side ran out 28-6 victors.

They will look to bounce back on Saturday when they travel to East Leeds, who currently sit bottom of the table.

Rovers head coach Billy Sheen said: “The boys gave their all last week and if we can play like that at East Leeds then we will have a great chance of getting back to winning ways.”

In the North West Men’s League, Latchford Albion were on the wrong end of a 44-4 scoreline at Blackbrook on Thursday in what turned out to be a frustrating game for them.

Albion had three tries ruled out and spent two periods with players in the sin bin, with the hosts taking full advantage of both to rack up a big scoreline.

The only try for Martyn Ellis’ side came courtesy of Reece Hughes, who touched down in the left corner.

Latchford are back at home on Thursday as they welcome Orrell St James to Victoria Park, kick off 7.30pm.

In Division Two, high-flying Burtonwood Bridge claimed local bragging rights as they beat neighbours Woolston Rovers A 40-10 at Monk Sports Club.

Kelvin Duffy touched down for a hat-trick of tries for second-placed Bridge, with Tom Robinson also touching down twice.

Steve Newton, Craig Stanton and Olly Parr also crossed for Burtonwood, who visit Hindpool Tigers on Saturday.

Alan Reddecliff scored both tries for Woolston A, who are at home again on Saturday as they welcome league leaders Golborne Parkside to Monk Sports Club.