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Pearce’s first goal helps Leeds United to edge out Barnsley

Paul Heckingbottom got one over his former club as the head coach saw his Leeds United team beat Barnsley 2-1 at sunny Elland Road.

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Boxer Codie Smith with his sponsor Ian Kent, director of MC and C Utilities, of Kinsley.

Hemsworth boxer Codie wins national title

Talented young Hemsworth boxer Codie Smith has become the National Junior champion.

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Pontefract prepares for first ‘bring your buddy’ race day

It has been a wet winter at Pontefract and unfortunately the racecourse had to abandon their first meeting scheduled for the beginning of April due to standing water on the track.

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Ladbrokes Challenge Cup

Wheeldon and Thackeray back in Featherstone Rovers squad for Doncaster tie

SCOTT Wheeldon and Anthony Thackeray look set to make long-awaited returns to Featherstone Rovers action this weekend after being included in head coach John Duffy’s King Street Solicitors 19-man squad ahead of Sunday’s trip to Doncaster (kick-off 3.00pm).

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Luke Gale, kicked two goals for Castleford Tigers against Wigan Warriors.

Castleford lose out in tough night at Wigan

Castleford Tigers’ winning run against Wigan Warriors was ended as they conceded five tries to two to go down 28-12 at the DW Stadium.

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Anthony Thackeray, close to comeback after injury.

Featherstone Rovers pleased to change focus to cup

Featherstone Rovers boss John Duffy reckons his players are looking forward to a change of focus this week with a break from the grind of churning out points in the Betfred Championship.

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Frickley Athletic

Frickley clinch place in play-offs

Frickley Athletic are assured of at least a play-off place after picking up the four points they needed to clinch a top six spot in the Evo-Stik South.

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Jake Trueman offloads to Paul McShane to create the first try as Castleford Tigers beat Catalans Dragons.

Castleford looking forward to Wigan challenge

CONFIDENT CASTLEFORD Tigers have been going about their business quietly, but their Betfred Super League rivals will sit up and take notice if they can win at Wigan Warriors tonight.

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John Duffy.

Duffy signs new deal to stay as Featherstone Rovers head coach

Featherstone Rovers head coach John Duffy has put pen to paper on a new contract that will keep him at the club until at least the end of the 2020 season.

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Scorer: Hemsworth MW's Lloyd Henderson.

Top five finish is in reach for Hemsworth MW

Hemsworth MW remain on target for their highest ever finish in the Toolstation NCE League after a fifth straight victory.

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Daryl Powell.

Castleford boss: It’s been a bumpy road but we’re in a good place

Castleford Tigers boss Daryl Powell believes his team are in a good place ahead of a testing run of matches, beginning with a trip to Wigan Warriors tomorrow night.

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Harry Newman.

Dual registration is working well for Newman and Featherstone

Hugely promising teenager Harry Newman is proving that the dual registration system can be a success with an outstanding spell in the Featherstone Rovers team.

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Tyler Walton takes on a Basford United player during Frickley Athletic's game against the Evo-Stik South leaders. Picture: Onion Bag Photos

Walton sets four star Frickley on way to win

Frickley Athletic showed no ill effects from their tough match with Evo-Stik South leaders Basford United two days earlier as they saw off Carlton Town 4-0 at home on Monday.

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Featherstone Rovers coach John Duffy. Picture: Dec Hayes.

Featherstone coach Duffy: Champion sides find a way to win

Another valuable two points they may have picked up in their top four quest, but Featherstone Rovers boss John Duffy did not reckon his side’s game at Barrow was much of a spectacle.

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Jake Trueman, in action against Catalans. The young full-back has retained his place for Castleford's trip to Wigan where he scored a hat-trick last year.

Castleford name unchanged squad for Wigan game

Daryl Powell has named an unchanged 19-man squad for Castleford Tigers’ visit to Wigan Warriors on Friday.

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Praise for Castleford players after they produce 80-minute display

Head coach Daryl Powell was full of praise for his team after they demolished Catalans Dragons to make it seven wins from their last eight games in the Betfred Super League.

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Two tries: Harry Newman.

Featherstone Rovers up to second after ending Barrow’s home run

Featherstone Rovers moved up to second place in the Betfred Championship as they toughed it out to win 38-26 at Barrow Raiders.

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Oliver Holmes in action for Castleford Tigers against Catalans Dragons, when he scored two tries. Picture: James Hardisty.

Castleford Tigers back to best in big win over Catalans

Castleford Tigers returned to their best form as they overwhelmed Catalans Dragons 41-0 in a strong all-round display at a much drier Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

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James Willstrop.

Pontefract squash star Willstrop adds bronze to Commonwealth gold medal

Pontefract Squash Club’s James Willstrop added a bronze medal to his gold in the Commonwealth Games when he and Nottingham’s Declan James beat Scotland’s Alan Clyne and Greg Lobban 11-9 11-9 to earn third place in the doubles.

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Jansin Turgut.

Turgut and Clark named in Featherstone Rovers squad for Barrow trip

NEW signing Jansin Turgut looks set to make his Rovers debut this weekend after being included in head coach John Duffy’s King Street Solicitors 19-man squad ahead of Sunday’s trip to Barrow.

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