Cougars firmly on course

Hi-Tech Cougars are looking unstoppable in their quest for another North Bridge LC Monday League title.

They brushed aside a young, improving Tigers side - the only other team to win the league in recent years - by 40-24 this week at the Ridings, while Division Three and Division Five teams played at HQ.

Hi-Tech had the experience Jackie Fogarthy back at goal attack after injury and looking as fit as ever.

Townies are clear in second place after a 26-8 win over relegation-threatened Runners and Ryburn United’s 22-15 defeat by Brods in the opener.

Bottom side Torque were drawing with Panthers at half time, but only just managed a losing bonus point as their opponents pulled away.

Division One: Old Brods 22 Ryburn 15, Torque 13 Panthers 24, Arrows 11 Towergate 14, Townies 26 Runners 8, Hi-Tech Cougars 40 Tigers 24.

P W D L BP F AG Dif Pts

Hi-Tech C 10 10 0 0 0 340 174 166 30

Townies 10 8 0 2 2 227 127 100 26

Towergate 10 6 0 4 3 217 170 47 21

Ryburn Utd 10 6 0 4 3 196 179 17 21

Tigers 10 6 0 4 3 209 232 -23 21

Old Brods 10 4 1 5 4 196 214 -18 18

Panthers 10 4 1 5 4 202 225 -23 18

Arrows 10 2 1 7 6 166 203 -37 14

Runners 10 1 1 8 4 136 217 -81 9

Torque 10 1 0 9 5 129 271 -142 8

Division Three: Tigervets 25 Halifa 25, Old Brods 2 15 Unity 29, XL 12 ROKT 24, Heath Ladies 20 Sparks 15, Emeralds 23 Triangle 11.

P W D L BP F AG Dif Pts

ROKT 10 8 1 1 1 221 154 67 27

Emeralds 10 7 1 2 2 238 156 82 25

Heath 10 7 1 2 2 232 175 57 25

Unity 10 7 0 3 3 243 153 90 24

Halifax 10 6 2 2 2 240 186 54 24

Tigervets 10 4 1 5 4 217 216 1 18

Triangle 10 3 0 7 5 161 218 -57 14

Sparks 10 2 0 8 7 166 217 -51 13

Old Brods 2 10 2 1 7 3 141 244 -103 11

XL 10 0 1 9 7 164 296 -132 9

Division Five: Hillside Services 9 Rangers 24, Gems 18 Wasps 21, Thundercats 15 West End Girls 10, Dynamite 15 Black Jacks 18, Wolves 17 Rebels 11.

P W D L BP F AG Dif Pts

Rangers 10 6 2 2 2 230 146 84 24

Wasps 10 6 2 2 2 210 202 8 24

Wolves 10 6 1 3 3 196 151 45 23

Rebels 10 5 2 3 3 170 159 11 22

Thundercats 10 6 1 3 1 135 126 9 21

Black Jacks 10 4 2 4 4 179 169 10 20

Dynamite 10 4 0 6 4 140 175 -35 16

Gems 10 3 0 7 6 176 181 -5 15

Hillside Serv 10 2 3 5 3 146 178 -32 15

West End 10 1 1 8 5 97 186 -89 10

Monday’s fixtures - At North Bridge (division in brackets): 7.0, Twinkles 3 v Sowerby Stars (6) and Ravens v Impact (4); 7.35, Barki Belles v Diamonds (6) and Calder Utd v Dovetails (4); 8.10, Ladybirds v Warriors (6) and Sapphires v Tommos (4); 8.45, Batley Panthers v Harlequins (6) and Twinkles v Sparkles (4); 9.20, Rubies v Average Joes (6) and Twinkles 2 v Falconers (4).

At The Ridings: 7.0, TAG v Pumas (2); 7.35, White Rose v Rockets (2); 8.10, Yo-yos v Robins (2); 8.45, Queens v Blue Maverick (2); 9.20 Jets v Innscribe (2).

Calderdale’s teams return to action in the West Yorkshire League on Saturday with the firsts at Whitcliffe Mount against Shipley 1, the seconds at Normanton against Portland and the thirds at the Lighthouse, Bradford against Wakefield Phoenix (all 11.30).