Egremont Rangers strengthened their grip on second place in the National Conference Premier Division.

But Kells slipped into the relegation zone when they lost at home to the runaway leaders Hunslet Club Parkside.

Wath Brow Hornets also slipped, and are now fifth, after they lost 22-0 at West Hull.

It was a great effort by Egremont as they won 22-10 at last year’s league winners Siddal despite travelling with just 15 men.

It had looked ominous when the Cumbrians fell behind on six minutes to an unconverted try by Gareth Blackburn.

By the half-hour mark, however, Egremont had turned things round to lead 12-4 with tries from Kevin Thompson and Lewis Beckwith, both converted by Martin Bewsher.

Right on the half-time whistle, though, Siddal cut the deficit with a try from Col Wilson, converted by Blackburn.

But Siddal were unable to score a single point in the second half, and despite their lack of options from the bench, Egremont finished the stronger.

Fraser McNee and Marcus O’Brien scored tries for the visitors with Bewsher converting one.

Kells felt the full power of 100 per cent leaders Hunslet Club Parkside as they were 16-0 down midway through the first half.

They were at least able to stem the tide and get on to the scoreboard themselves before half-time with an unconverted try by Aaron Burns.

Kells needed to score next to continue the revival but it was Parkside who crossed on 52 minutes through Michael Waite.

Jamie Fields converted and with further tries from Liam Thompson and Waite, with one Fields conversion, the gap was widening beyond repair.

Scott Lofthouse managed to get over on 71 minutes and Jake Parker improved but the leaders still had time for one more try by Craig Miles and, this time, Danny Rowse converted.

The earlier Parkside tries had come from Mike Hayward, Craig McShane and Fields, two of them converted by Fields.

Wath Brow were short of one or two regulars at West Hull but fought hard throughout against an improving side.

It finished 22-0 after West Hull had established a 12-0 lead at the break with tries from Bobby Tyson-Wilson and Jack Watts, both converted by Ryan Wilson.

Callum Farrer worked his socks off for Wath Brow but he couldn’t turn the tide and the hosts scored further tries through Oscar Ellerington and James Goulsbra-Miller, one of which was converted by Scott Partis.