Lock Lane and Featherstone Lions defy red cards for NCL wins

A 14-0 success saw the Castleford side lift visitors Cumbria to fourth in the top flight and avenge a 36-20 loss to the Hornets earlier this season.

It was achieved despite playing the entire second half with 12 men after Danny Sowerby was sent off at 40 minutes for an alleged shoulder charge.

Lane had a 6-0 lead at this stage, thanks to a 21st-minute try from James Cranswick and the conversion of Tom Egan and despite Owen Brock’s conviction shortly afterwards for professional misconduct.

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Lock Lane produced an outstanding defensive display to prevent opponents Wath Brow Hornets from scoring a single point in their National Conference League game.

The hosts shed light on their penalty kill in the second half as they continued to fight for their lives to keep the Hornets out. They also managed to increase their lead with Dan Maskill crossing the line on time and Egan adding extras.

Nathan Fozzard put the icing on the cake by picking up a late penalty.

Lock Lane now travel to face Rochdale Mayfield this Saturday.

Sam Millard scored two tries for the Featherstone Lions in their win over Myton Warriors. Photo: Jonathan Buck

The Featherstone Lions also overcame a send-off by beating Myton Warriors 24-22 in the Premier League.

Despite Leo Brown’s red card on 45 minutes for an alleged late kick, they got the double over the Warriors thanks to a brace from Sam Millard and tries for Prash Veerasamy, Harley Ax and Jake Perkins, along with Ian Jackson and Liam Kay each scoring a goal.

Liam Ward and Andy Oade answered for Myton before the Warriors threatened in the closing stages with touchdowns from David Brooke and Ward, with Ash James adding the last of his three goals.

The Lions are at Hull Dockers this Saturday.

Charles P. Patton