Egremont ended a lean run of form in the National Conference Premier Division with a dramatic 20-18 victory over Siddal at Gillfoot.

Mark Tyson had opened the scoring for Egremont with a try which Matty Bewsher converted but the visitors hit back to lead 16-6 at the interval. Lewis Hosty grabbed a brace of tries and Jack Georgiou added another, with two of them converted by Gareth Blackburn.

Egremont were back in business with a try by Leon Crellin which was converted by Matty Henson and, although Blackburn gave Siddal breathing space with a penalty, it was Egremont who stormed back. Paul Corkhill went over on 75 minutes and from the final play of the game Crellin scored his second try to snatch the win.

A seven-match unbeaten run had powered Wath Brow into title contention but it ended at Thatto Heath with a 22-10 defeat.

Hornets’ defence was breached twice in the last five minutes of the opening half with Matty Norton and Adam Prendergast going in for tries, one of which was converted by Bobbie Goulding.

The Cumbrians thought they were back in the game 10 minutes into the second half with a try from Owen McCartney converted by Fran King.

But Thatto Heath went10 points up as Jack Jones went over for a try which Goulding converted.

Things got messy after that as the Crusaders had Lewis Foster sin-binned and Wath Brow’s Paul Taylor saw red for dissent.

Two minutes from time Adam Saunders clinched Thatto Heath’s victory with their final try which Goulding improved, although Jay Weatherill got in for a consolation try for Wath Brow.

Kells remain at the foot of the table after a 12-8 defeat at Rochdale Mayfield.

It was a closely fought contest and at one point Kells thought they might just be closing in on a valuable win.

They had gone in at half-time trailing 6-0 to a Cole Connolly penalty and a try from the same player.

Powerful forward David Lowery reduced the arrears on 54 minutes with an unconverted try and then Grant Gainford landed two penalty goals to edge Kells in front.

They couldn’t see it through, however, and eight minutes from the end former Swinton full-back Wayne English raced through for the winning try, which Connolly converted.

Hensingham stayed second bottom as they slipped to an eighth defeat in Division Three but gave a good account of themselves against title-chasing Dewsbury Celtic.

It finished 28-18 but Hensingham only trailed 8-4 at the break and made Celtic work hard.

Steve Smith scored an unconverted try in the first half while the second-half tries came from Callum Tunstall, Callum Morgan and Ben Rogerson. Callum Sirkett improved one.