IT’S three wins out of four for Crosfields this season, but head coach Rob Campbell is calling on his players to be more ruthless.

Soap edged to a 24-18 victory at Ince Rose Bridge on Saturday to move into standalone second place in the embryonic National Conference League Division One table, behind only perfect starters Dewsbury Moor Maroons.

Having raced into a 14-0 lead, the visitors were pegged back to 18-18 by a strong home fightback until Tom Brown touched down for the winning try. Nathan Taylor, Luke Walker, Aaron Holliday and Ben Steele had earlier scored.

While insisting his side are progressing, Campbell says his side are winning games “the hard way” currently as they now look forward to a BARLA Cup tie against Featherstone Lions.

“We are starting games well, controlling the middle, but we now need to learn how to kill a game,” he said.

“It’s our next step and we are progressing at a rapid rate, so I might be being a bit harsh.

“We are winning games, just doing it the hard way.”

Crosfields: Luke Walker; Dylon Braddish, Nathan Taylor, Joe Kohe-Love, Aaron Holliday; Brad Stanway, Ben Steele; Tom Millington, Jamie Abram, Tom Brown, Alex Clutterbuck, Sam Worrall, Elliot Liku. Subs: Jack Nolan, Ben Lomax, Sam Hickey, Matty Barber.

Woolston Rovers joined their neighbours in the winners’ circle on Saturday, but head coach Billy Sheen was far from happy with how it came about.

Rovers were 34-28 winners over Hull Dockers at Monk Sports Club having held off a fightback from the visitors.

Having conceded in the very first minute, Woolston stormed back with three tries in 10 minutes courtesy of Jackson Phillips, Adam Files and Ben Dixon and when Harry Files crossed just before the break, they were in command at 22-10 up at the break.

However, Dockers fought back to level matters at 22-22 and while Harry Files crossed twice more to seal his hat-trick, the hosts still had to survive a tense final few minutes.

“I was disappointed if I am honest – it was a game that we should have taken control of but we are not being clinical enough,” Sheen said.

“It was obviously good to get the win but we got it playing below the standards we expect.

“We cannot keep dropping off teams in this league as we will get punished.

“We had a good chat after the game about things we need to work on and how we can be better when we are in the lead.

“We will have a good few training sessions over Easter and hopefully get back onto the field with the light nights soon, which will enable us to get more ball through hands.

“We know where we are at as a team and hopefully we will get a few bodies back to bolster the squad and increase the competition for places.”

Rovers’ next league game sees them visit Stanningley on April 6.

Woolston: James Tarpey; Alex Pendlebury, Ben Dixon, Kieran Moore, Jay-Jay Catterall; Craig Lawton, Ryan Brown; Mitchell Clynes, Adam Files, Ryan Hickman, Jackson Phillips, Dan Fearnley, Harry Files. Subs: Sean Kelly, Ethan Jones, Ben Crewe, Lewis Dawson