WEST Bowling led 22-6 at Stanningley but were hauled back to 22-22 before eventually triumphing 41-22 in Kingstone Press National Conference League Division Three.

"To say that I was not worried at 22-22 would be an understatement," admitted Bowling coach Glenn Barraclough.

"We started off very sloppily in the first ten or 15 minutes but I was pleased with the way that we finished them off, scoring four tries in the last 15 minutes, and we scored some good tries overall."

Try-scorers for the visitors were Dan Gregory, Ben Heald, Nick Fontaine, Harry Williams, Richard Lumb, Chris Anderson and Danny Halmshaw, with Williams adding six conversions and Liam Coe a drop goal.

Leaders Bowling are at home on Saturday to one of the two teams to have beaten them this season - fifth-placed Woolston Rovers.

Barraclough added: "They are an in and out team but we want to make up for a poor performance over there."

West's are without Gavin Wilkinson and Elliot Cousins and are likely to bring in Adam Reardon and Karl Spring.

In Division Two, Bradford Dudley Hill lost 46-16 at Thornhill Trojans – their second successive defeat following three wins in as many games.

However, Hill could leapfrog Wigan St Judes into fourth with a win over bottom club Salford City Roosters tomorrow, although they would need Askam to beat St Judes.

Queensbury suffered their second loss in three games in the Yorkshire Men's League Premier Division as they went down 22-6 at Beverley.

Nevertheless, a win over North Hull Knights would mean that they leapfrog their opponents.

In Division One, Keighley Albion and Odsal Sedbergh face off after they drew 16-16 in May. Albion come into the game off the back of a second win in five against Mirfield Stags – their only two wins in that period.

Meanwhile, Sedbergh defeated Heworth last weekend – a result which means the club have picked up at least one point in four of the last five matches.

In Division Two action, Wibsey Warriors suffered a 54-28 loss to West Leeds Eagles.

However, the Warriors can go three points clear of last week's victors with a solid performance against Brighouse Rangers.

In Division Four, West Bowling A will be looking to do what Wibsey Warriors A couldn't and beat Whinmoor.

Wibsey were defeated by Whinmoor last time out and the latter, who can go top with a victory, but will only do so if York Lokomotive, who are leading, fail to beat Wibsey.

In Division Five, Wyke, who had their first loss in five against Keighley Albion, could return to winning ways at home to Queensbury A.