NATIONAL CONFERENCE LEAGUE DIVISION 2 @ CROW NEST PARK
4 JUNE 2016 --- 2.30PM
|ACTION FROM CROW NEST PARK|
[as ever the players are taken from the team sheets on some occasions last seasons they did not always tally so hopefully today we will credit the correct player]
So here we are back in Yorkshire after last weeks football finished with Beeston in the West Yorkshire League Premier Division game featuring St Anthony's v Carlton Athletic and its time to take up summer sports. After the bank holiday T20 cricket at Eckington it was time to dip back into my favourite The National Conference League which over the previous 2 seasons has provided some good entertainment as well as quite a few interesting clubs to visit.
Journey to Kirkgate today was disturbed by a cancelled Northern train so the blog ended up changing at Sheffield and arriving via an all stopping train at Wakefield Westgate. This allowed a quick hop over the road to pick up the '268a' service to todays destination Dewsbury. I wont go through a descriptor again of Dewsbury because it has been covered on a few occasions previously indeed todays Celtic game completes the set with Dewsbury Rams, Dewsbury Moor Maroons and Shaw Cross Sharks already visited for a game recently.
|CELTIC'S CLUB HOUSE|
|CELTIC WARM UP|
|HUNSLET CLUB MATCH SHIRTS READY FOR ACTION|
|RICHARD TILLOTSON OF CELTIC TRIES TO FORCE HIS WAY THROUGH|
|PROGRAMMES AND RAFFLE 'YES PLEASE'|
The second half went much the same way with Parkside piling on a further 40 points without reply. Tries for Jack Carille, Adam Biscombe, Andy Hullock x 2, Luke O'Mally, Jamie Bradley and Harris for his second. With half a dozen converted by Fields and the first one of the half by Hullock while Fields was off the pitch.
From a neutral point of view it was a one sided game that doesn't always make the best of viewing but this Hunslet side will take some stopping they looked stronger all over the pitch and it would only have been a lapse of concentration that would have allowed Dewsbury any points on the board today. Dewsbury will go again and I'm sure be more competitive against teams in and around the in the table but for Hunslet barring a slip they are looking odds on for the top of the table.
|CARL BRIGGS OBSERVES|
Back in the familiar surrounds of Kirkgate station, even though big monies have been spent on the fascia it is still not an attractive proposition for the travelling public, we awaited the 1723 that was soon on platform 2 and around an hour later we were departing at base station just over the border from Yorkshire.
Good to be back watching some rugby league and interesting club with a rich history at Dewsbury Celtic but today on the field was just not going to be their day against such strong opposition who look favourites for the title.