Rugby League: Prospect Road men set the Bar high

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Doncaster Toll Bar continue to set the pace at the top of the Pennine Amateur Rugby League Division One table following their 38-4 win over Allerton Bywater.

Toll Bar had the game won well before half time as Rob Brown, Wayne Green, Gaz Carey, Tom Holt and Shaun Roberts all touched down.

Karl Mills, Shane Southgate and Holt added further tries in the worsening conditions after the break, with young centre Jordan Clegg completing Toll Bar’s ninth win in ten starts with his first try for the team.

“The performance from the players was excellent in the conditions. We were very dominant in both attack and defence,” said Toll Bar coach Ian Tattersall.

“We were delighted to keep the winning run going and I thought our forwards were really good, especially man-of-the-match Rob Brown.

“We had a new half-back combination of Tom Holt and Shaun Roberts and they played really well together.

“They took the line on well and put together some good back line plays. With the backs we’ve got, we will always score points if given an opportunity.

“As a coach it’s great to see all the squad’s hard work paying off,” he added.

“We just need to keep focused and not get carried away. If you take your eye of the ball the season can change quickly and we have some tough games to come.”

Moorends Thorne Marauders continue to prop up the Championship table following their 40-22 home defeat to New Earswick All Blacks.

It was another improved performance by Moorends in a game played in atrocious conditions. They matched the visitors in a hard fought first half during which both sides shared the 32 points scored.

The York side scored two quick tries in the third quarter after Moorends had lost centre Scott Berry. Both sides traded further scores before New Earswick pulled away.

Veteran forward Ernie Lake was again given the Moorends’ man-of-the-match award for a strong 80 minute performance. He received good support from Ian Evans and Danny Hornsby.

Bentley Good Companions coasted to a 32-8 victory over Championship One bottom club Ossett Trinity. Turn to p91 for more.