Grassroots: Funeral for odds-defying amateur player takes place today

The funeral for a much-loved and respected former local amateur Rugby League player takes place today. David Roebuck passed away earlier this month at the age of 60, more than 35 years after he suffered devastating spinal injuries while playing for the Heavy Woollen district team. Roebuck, a hooker, wasn't expected to survive his injuries, … Continue reading Grassroots: Funeral for odds-defying amateur player takes place today

Grassroots: Trojans record big win, Sharks and Moor beaten

Thornhill Trojans' superb run in National Conference League Division One continued with a 54-0 win against Pikington Recs. The Trojans crossed for nine tries in total, including braces for George Woodcock and Liam Morley and further tries from Danny Ratcliffe, Anthony Harris, Declan Tomlinson, Joel Gibson and George Scott. Gibson kicked nine conversions. Shaw Cross … Continue reading Grassroots: Trojans record big win, Sharks and Moor beaten

Grassroots: Trojans aim to extend run, Sharks look to bounce back, Moor prepare for top of table clash

Three of our four local National Conference League sides are in action on Saturday. In Division One, Thornhill Trojans will be out to continue their excellent run of form when they welcome Pilkington Recs to Overthorpe Park. Recs defeated Shaw Cross Sharks last week, while Trojans were winners over Ince Rose Bridge. The Sharks will … Continue reading Grassroots: Trojans aim to extend run, Sharks look to bounce back, Moor prepare for top of table clash

Grassroots: Sharks assistant hails commitment, despite defeat

Shaw Cross Sharks assistant coach Wayne Stead hailed the commitment of the players, despite an ultimately heavy defeat away at Pilkington Recs on Saturday. The Sharks led 6-0 late in the first half, but with many players having also played on Wednesday, the visitors eventually succumbed to a 50-10 defeat. “We had a lack of … Continue reading Grassroots: Sharks assistant hails commitment, despite defeat

Grassroots: Wins for Trojans, Moor and Celtic

There were wins for Thornhill, Dewbury Moor and Dewsbury Celtic on Saturday, while Shaw Cross slipped to defeat despite establishing an early lead. In Division One, Thornhill Trojans recorded their seventh consecutive win with a 22-8 victory against Ince Rose Bridge. Try scorers for Thornhill were WIll Gledhill, Danny Ratcliffe, Casey Johnson and Declan Tomlinson. … Continue reading Grassroots: Wins for Trojans, Moor and Celtic

Grassroots: Trojans chase home win, while Sharks, Moor and Celtic hit the road

All four of our local National Conference League teams have matches tomorrow, kicking off at 2.30pm. In Division One, Thornhill Trojans will be eager to continue their recent strong run of form when they host Ince Rose Bridge. The Trojans are level on points with Lock Lane at the top of the table, with a … Continue reading Grassroots: Trojans chase home win, while Sharks, Moor and Celtic hit the road

Grassroots: Wins for Trojans and Moor

There were mixed fortunes for our local National Conference League sides this past weekend. In Division One, Thornhill Trojans kept up the pressure on Lock Lane at the top of the table with a 31-16 victory away at Featherstone Lions. Joel Gibson scored two tries, while James Craven, Danny Ratcliffe and Nicholas Mitchell also crossed … Continue reading Grassroots: Wins for Trojans and Moor

Grassroots: All four Conference sides back in action this weekend

All four of our local National Conference League teams are in action this weekend. The matches take place tomorrow at 2.30pm In Division One, Thornhill Trojans make the trip to face Featherstone Lions. The Trojans are level on points with Lock Lane at the top of the table but have a game in hand on … Continue reading Grassroots: All four Conference sides back in action this weekend