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Monday, 15 January, 2001, 01:36 GMT
Seal's late show keeps Keighley top
Northern Ford Premiership
Featherstone 22-22 Keighley

Keighley maintained their unbeaten record in the Northern Ford Premiership on Sunday thanks to a last-gasp equaliser against Featherstone.

Danny Seal claimed a last-minute try after Martin Wood's kick had rebounded off a post, and Wood's conversion earned the Cougars a draw that keeps them one point clear at the top of the table.

Earlier Featherstone had capitalised on a string of Keighley errors to take a 16-0 lead with tries from Neil Lowe, Steve Dooler and Danny Evans. Jamie Rooney added two conversions.

Keighley hit back though just before the break, scoring two quick tries through hooker Jason Ramshaw and Jason Lee.

The home side continued to dominate early in the second half and pulled level when Ian Hughes sent James Rushforth in for a try which Wood converted.

Rovers looked to have nicked the win though through Jamie Stokes' individual effort, but Seal snatched a point at the death.

Oldham 18-44 Leigh

Eight-try Leigh moved into second place as they maintained their 100% record with a win at Oldham.

Tries by young guns Neil Turley and Simon Svabic gave the Centurions a 10-0 lead inside 10 minutes - and they never looked back.

The 17th-minute dismissals of Leigh prop Tim Street and Oldham centre Anthony Gibbons for trading punches affected the Centurions more than it did Oldham.

The home side hit back with a Danny Arnold try in the corner and a Pat Rich penalty goal but Leigh stretched their lead with further tries by Paul Anderson and Andy Fairclough either side of half-time.

And despite tries from hooker John Hough and full-back Mark Simpson, Leigh stretched their lead with late tries by David Bradbury, Fairclough and debutante winger Mike Watts to inflict the hosts' first defeat of the season.

Hull KR 0-30 Doncaster

Latham Tawai ran in two tries as Doncaster destroyed Hull KR at Craven Park to go third in the Northern Ford Premiership.

The Dragons had the game wrapped up by half-time as they raced into an 18-0 lead at the interval.

Brad Hepi, Carl Hall and Paul Mansson also crossed in a superb performance by the visitors.

Former Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield utility-back Paul Cook landed five goals in an impressive debut.

Hunslet 4-13 Batley

Batley Bulldogs earned their first away victory of the season with a win at Hunslet.

Tries either side of half-time from Davide Longo and Glen Tomlinson proved crucial in a game which came close to being abandoned due to fog.

Gateshead P-P Dewsbury (frozen pitch)

Rochdale P-P Barrow (frozen pitch)

Widnes P-P Swinton (frozen pitch)

Workington P-P Chorley (frozen pitch)

York P-P Sheffield (frozen pitch)

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