Panthers pull out

 

Castleford Panthers have withdrawn from the Kingstone Press Cider National Conference League.

 

Panthers confirmed the inevitable last night, having failed to fulfil last Saturday’s Division Three fixture at Drighlington – their second `blob’ in recent weeks.

 

The team’s results have been expunged from the 2016 table.

 

Panthers were propping up the bottom tier, with just two wins – against Eastmoor Dragons and Waterhead Warriors – in 14 games.

 

Both of those teams have benefited in the amended table, although they remain in fourth and eighth positions respectively.

 

Oldham St Anne’s, meanwhile, have leapfrogged Dewsbury Moor into sixth place – just outside the play-offs cut – in the only shift in the standings. Oldham’s scheduled trip to Panthers on Saturday is, of course, cancelled.

Amended table

DIVISION THREEPWDLFADiffPTS
Crosfields14121148125123025
Woolston Rovers15120347233114124
Drighlington1391340121418719
Eastmoor Dragons14716328334-615
Rylands Sharks1461747937610313
Oldham St Annes15519344483-13911
Dewsbury Moor14419265374-1099
Waterhead Warriors133010252424-1726
Gateshead Storm142012256491-2354