Skirlaugh and Stanley docked points

 

Kingstone Press Cider National Conference League outfits Skirlaugh and Stanley Rangers have both been deducted two points by Conference bosses.

Rugby Football League Competition Administrator Alan Smith revealed: “Skirlaugh and Rangers have been found guilty of playing professional players this season and have been fined and have, in line with Competition Rules, been deducted two league points.

“The rules state the points deduction should be done at the end of season but due to the closeness of the table at the top of Division 1 the Management Group have agreed that the points’ deduction should be now to reflect the true nature of the table in that division.”

Skirlaugh have dropped from second to third in Division One, below Myton Warriors – the top two at the end of the season will be automatically promoted, with the next four playing off for the right to also go up.

Rangers’ mathematical hopes of avoiding relegation from Division Two, meanwhile, have vanished.

Current standings throughout the NCL are now:

 

PREMIER DIVISIONPWDLFADiffPTS
Siddal18150352526825730
Leigh Miners Rangers18130545233611626
Wath Brow Hornets1812153983287025
West Hull1812063903266424
Rochdale Mayfield18111651735616123
Wigan St Patricks181008384386-220
Pilkington Recs188194643838117
Kells18819333347-1417
Lock Lane186012406458-5212
Egremont Rangers185013288470-18210
York Acorn183015364592-2286
Hull Dockers183015290561-2716
DIVISION ONEPWDLFADiffPTS
Thatto Heath19160368828140732
Myton Warriors19150449331417930
Skirlaugh19150470737832928*
Featherstone Lions18120662139622524
Underbank Rangers19110856239416822
Milford Marlins1911084483519722
Normanton Knights19100953839014820
Oulton Raiders2010010444503-5920
Hunslet Warriors198110408454-4617
East Leeds197111499560-6115
Shaw Cross Sharks197012421483-6214
Ince Rose Bridge197012458526-6814
Millom192017271743-4724
Elland1910182261011-7852
DIVISION TWOPWDLFADiffPTS
Hunslet Club Parkside18160273123849332
Askam17111548030217823
Saddleworth Rangers1811164834166723
Leigh East18110769435533922
Bradford Dudley Hill1811074644026222
Blackbrook181107443470-2722
Thornhill Trojans179354433469721
Wigan St Judes1780953441012416
Dewsbury Celtic185112260594-33411
Salford City Roosters184212261422-16110
Stanningley173014284602-3186
Stanley Rangers181215222742-5202*
DIVISION THREEPWDLFADiffPTS
Crosfields15131150327123227
Woolston Rovers16120449235313924
Drighlington14101343123619521
Rylands Sharks1571752539812715
Eastmoor Dragons15717350364-1415
Oldham St Annes15519344483-13911
Dewsbury Moor154110279404-1259
Waterhead Warriors144010282438-1568
Gateshead Storm152013278537-2594
·         Points deducted