Grassroots: Three local players receive representative honours

Three local open-age players have received country and county call-ups. Dewsbury Celtic's George Senior has been named in the England Community Lions under-19s 20-man squad for the upcoming Home Nations series. The Home Nations Series will see England face Scotland and Wales across two weekends in September and October 2018. Meanwhile, promising Thornhill Trojans half-back … Continue reading Grassroots: Three local players receive representative honours

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Grassroots: Curtain falls on NCL season for local clubs

Thornhill Trojans, Shaw Cross Sharks and Dewsbury Celtic play the final matches of their 2018 campaign on Saturday. Trojans' promotion to the National Conference League Premier Division is already confirmed, Sharks' relegation to Division Two is sealed, while Celtic are now unable to reach the Division Three play-offs. But all three sides will undoubtedly be … Continue reading Grassroots: Curtain falls on NCL season for local clubs

Grassroots: Celtic’s promotion hopes ended, Moor celebrate with win

Dewsbury Celtic's hopes of climbing into the National Conference League Division Three play-offs were ended by defeat away at Barrow Island on Saturday. Celtic now trail sixth-placed Eastmoor Dragons by four points with just one game remaining after going down 26-6 in Cumbria. In Division One, tries from Danny Ratcliffe and Anthony Harris were in … Continue reading Grassroots: Celtic’s promotion hopes ended, Moor celebrate with win

Grassroots: Celtic aim to keep promotion hopes alive, Trojans, Sharks and Moor in action

Dewsbury Celtic face a crucial match in their battle to secure a promotion play-off place when they travel to Barrow Island on Saturday. Celtic currently sit eighth in National Conference League Division Three, two points adrift of the top six with two matches remaining. The top two teams in the competition will be automatically promoted, … Continue reading Grassroots: Celtic aim to keep promotion hopes alive, Trojans, Sharks and Moor in action

Grassroots: Heavy Woollen junior and youth finals on horizon

The 2018 Heavy Woollen Finals at junior and youth level will be held in the coming days. Tonight, Shaw Cross Sharks u12s will meet Dewsbury Moor u12s in the Gary Talbot Trophy Final. The match takes place at The Fox's Biscuits Stadium, Batley, and kicks off at 6.00pm. The James Flanagan Trophy Final will follow … Continue reading Grassroots: Heavy Woollen junior and youth finals on horizon

Grassroots: Delight for the town as Trojans and Moor celebrate promotion

Thornhill Trojans and Dewsbury Moor secured promotion with superb victories on Saturday. Trojans overcame some tough resistance from a physical Lock Lane side to emerge 28-6 winners and confirm their elevation to the National Conference League Premier Division. Joel Gibson, who has been outstanding since re-joining the club from League 1 Hunslet earlier this year, … Continue reading Grassroots: Delight for the town as Trojans and Moor celebrate promotion

Grassroots: Trojans and Moor chase promotion, Sharks and Celtic in action

Thornhill Trojans could seal promotion with victory over Lock Lane in front of the TV cameras tomorrow. Trojans require just one win from their remaining three fixtures to seal their passage into the National Conference League Premier Division following an outstanding campaign. Thornhill were Jim Brown Cup winners last Thursday and will head into the … Continue reading Grassroots: Trojans and Moor chase promotion, Sharks and Celtic in action

Grassroots: Moor weekend’s only winners as Trojans’ streak ends and Sharks’ fate all but sealed

Thornhill Trojans suffered their first league defeat since March at the hands of Leigh Miners Rangers on Saturday. Former Ram Luke Haigh grabbed a brace for Thornhill, while George Woodcock also crossed. Woodcock and Joel Gibson added a conversion each, but the effort was in vain as Trojans slipped to a 32-16 loss. Thornhill remain … Continue reading Grassroots: Moor weekend’s only winners as Trojans’ streak ends and Sharks’ fate all but sealed

Grassroots- The Weekend’s Matches Preview

It is once again that time of the week where we preview our grassroots sides fixtures. Kingstone Press national conference league Division 1 Thornhill Trojans have gone top of Division 1 with a comfortable win over Milford Marlins last time out, winning 28-2 on the day. The Trojans have played 18 games this season winning … Continue reading Grassroots- The Weekend’s Matches Preview

Grassroots: Trojans march on, mixed fortunes for other sides

In National Conference League Division One, Thornhill Trojans produced a disciplined defensive performance and were clinical in attack in the second half to emerge 28-2 winners away at Milford Marlins. The Trojans led 4-2 at the half-way point of the match, which was screened live on FreeSports. And they scored four tries in the second … Continue reading Grassroots: Trojans march on, mixed fortunes for other sides

Grassroots: Trojans set for TV clash, Sharks, Moor and Celtic in action

Thornhill Trojans will aim to keep their pursuit of top spot on track when they travel to face Milford Marlins on Saturday. The National Conference League Division One fixture will be televised by FreeSports and kick off at 5.35pm. Milford are fifth in the table, having won nine matches and drawn two from their 17 … Continue reading Grassroots: Trojans set for TV clash, Sharks, Moor and Celtic in action

Grassroots: Trojans march on, big win for Moor

Thornhill Trojans continued their momentum towards promotion from National Conference League Division One with victory over Featherstone Lions. Thornhill led 22-6 at the break and added three more tries in the second half to emerge 38-18 winners. Try scorers for the hosts were Joel Gibson, Sam Ratcliffe, Ryan Fenton, Jake Wilson, George Woodcock, Liam Morley … Continue reading Grassroots: Trojans march on, big win for Moor

Grassroots: All four NCL sides in action tomorrow, Celtic make TV debut

All four of our town's National Conference League sides are back in action this weekend. In Division One, league leaders Thornhill Trojans host fourth-placed Featherstone Lions. Victory for Trojans would take them a step closer to achieving their objective of promotion to the top level. However, the Lions are in good form and recorded an … Continue reading Grassroots: All four NCL sides in action tomorrow, Celtic make TV debut

Grassroots: Celtic count down to TV appearance, Moor set for midweek action

Dewsbury Celtic will play their first ever televised match on Saturday 4th August, and the club is calling on supporters to help make the occasion special. The team teavels to face National Conference League Division Three league leaders Beverley. The match kicks off at 3.05pm and will be televised live on FreeSports. FreeSports is available … Continue reading Grassroots: Celtic count down to TV appearance, Moor set for midweek action

Grassroots: Sharks secure vital win, victories for Thornhill and Celtic

Shaw Cross Sharks hauled themselves out of the relegation zone in National Conference League Division One with victory over Bradford Dudley Hill. The Sharks led 24-0 at half-time and ran out 36-18 winners thanks to tries from Thomas Stuckey and Shaun Squires, who both scored two, Nathan Wright and Ross Roebuck. Squires kicked six goals. … Continue reading Grassroots: Sharks secure vital win, victories for Thornhill and Celtic

Grassroots: Trojans on the road again, vital fixtures for Sharks, Moor and Celtic

Thornhill Trojans will aim to take another step towards securing promotion to the National Conference League Premier Division when they travel to face Ince Rose Bridge on Saturday. The Trojans head into the match on the back of an impressive win away at Skirlaugh, and victory away at strugglers Rose Bridge would maintain their spot … Continue reading Grassroots: Trojans on the road again, vital fixtures for Sharks, Moor and Celtic

Grassroots: Thornhill’s momentum continues, wins for Moor and Celtic

Thornhill Trojans moved a step closer to securing promotion out of National Conference League Division One with a resounding victory away at Skirlaugh. The Trojans trailed 24-20 at the interval, but scored 32 unanswered points after the break. Ryan Fenton scored a hat-trick and Danny Ratcliffe grabbed a brace, while Jake Wilson, Andrew Lambert, Zach … Continue reading Grassroots: Thornhill’s momentum continues, wins for Moor and Celtic

Grassroots: Trojans face tough away trip, Sharks, Moor and Celtic in action

Thornhill Trojans will aim to continue their push for promotion from National Conference League Division One, when they travel to face Skirlaugh on Saturday. The Trojans are two points clear at the top of the table, while their opponents are sixth, having won seven of their 13 matches so far this season. Elsewhere in the … Continue reading Grassroots: Trojans face tough away trip, Sharks, Moor and Celtic in action