Sports Round up

ROBERT HAILE gives us the latest sports round up with Rugby Union, League and even Speedway.

Egremont RU close in on the win

APRIL saw Egremont Rugby Union club finishing off the season with two home and two away games.

Egremont score in the corner against Milom

Egremont score in the corner against Milom

First up was the visit of Creighton, which was cancelled as the away team had pulled out of the league.

Sadly they were not the only team to do so as Penrith and Wigton Wanderers had done so earlier in the season.

Then Egremont went to visit third place Keswick on Saturday April 2.

The game was massive for both teams as a win for Egremont would all but guarantee second place while a win for Keswick would tighten the title race up.

The result was an entertaining 13 – 13 draw. Leaving Keswick 6 from top and Egremont 3.



Millom were Egremont’s penultimate home game on Saturday April 9. In a physical game Egremont overcame an early and late scare to see off a combative Millom 30 – 22.

The final game of Egremont’s 2015/2016 season was an away trip to Carlisle Crusaders on Saturday April 16.


Kells carry Cumbria in Ladbrokes cup

WITH two of the three Cumbrian teams out of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup it was left to Kells to carry the National Conference League flag for West Cumbria.

The away trip to Oldham on Sunday March 20 proved to be a step to far as the League One side showed with a resounding 40 – 6 victory.

Siddal were the first up in the League on Saturday March 12 and a 20 – 10 home defeat followed.

Another home game followed on Saturday April 2 against Wigan St. Patricks after the postponement of the away trip to Rochdale Mayfield on Saturday March 19.

An 18 – 8 victory provided the first points of the new season.

Saturday April 9 saw Kells visit Wath Brow Hornets for the second all West Cumbrian game of the season. The game ended a tight 14 – 14 draw.

Wath Brow Hornets got the season off to a winning start in the West Cumbria Derby with a 24 – 12 victory over Egremont Rangers on Saturday March 12.

The Hornets then visited Hull Dockers on Saturday March 19 and came away with a 26 – 12 win.

The home game on Saturday April 2 against Rochdale Mayfield postponed due to the weather.

Egremont Rangers season is looking like it will be a long and difficult one after three defeats in a row.

After the West Cumbrian Derby defeat to the Hornets, Rangers then went down 40 – 6 at home to Leigh Miners Rangers on Saturday March 19 and then suffered a 22 – 0 defeat away to Pilkington Recs on Saturday April 2.

Saturday April 9 saw Rangers heading to Wigan St. Patricks and a fourth straight defeat. The 34 – 6 score line leaves Rangers bottom of the league due to the fact they have played one game more than York Acorn.

A slow start to a new comets season

Comets new boy Claus Vissing

Comets new boy Claus Vissing

WORKINGTON Comets season got off to a slow start with Newcastle Diamonds, Berwick Bandits and Redcar Bears scheduled to visit.

The first up was a home encounter with the Newcastle Diamonds on Saturday March 26.

This was rained off before the Comets away troubles continued with a 46 – 44 against the Diamonds in Newcastle which was made worst with an injury to Mason Campton in his first race.

A week later on Sunday April 3 the Comets held their first home match against the Berwick Bandits.

The meeting went ahead despite the weather and with the Comets leading 37 – 22 going into heat 11 the meeting was abandoned due to visibility issues.

The away meeting with Redcar Bears in the League Cup on Thursday April 7 was postponed until Thursday April 14, the home leg ran on Saturday April 9 and saw the Comets field a full team for the first time this season.

With Mason Campton returning and Rasmus Jensen making his Comets debut the resounding 57 – 35 was extra special as it included a paid maximum for Claus Vissing (left).

The Comets next 8 fixtures sees them face last season’s Achilles heel with 6 away meetings.