Rugby Union round-up: Doncaster Phoenix destroy Beverley 98-0

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Doncaster Phoenix ran in no fewer than 16 tries on their way to a 98-0 victory over North One East bottom side Beverley at Castle Park.

Full back Dan Porter and number eight Adam Kettle both scored hat tricks.

Josh Fowler and Josh Clayton scored braces and tries also came from James Holland, Dave Hankinson, Joe Lowcock, Alex Keeton and Jamie Lennard, who kicked nine conversions.

Phoenix sit second in the table, five points adrift of Morley but with a game in hand.

Wheatley Hills felt hard done by after losing 22-17 at home to Percy Park.

The visitors opened the scoring with an interception try and were then awarded a penalty try. Hooker Sam Kelly reduced the deficit and Owen Gilvray boosted the tally with a conversion and a penalty.

Wheatley enjoyed the lion’s share of the possession but felt that some of the referee’s decisions did not go their way.

Although number eight Tom Buckenham scored a try with Gilvray converting, they could not catch their opponents.

Adam West scored a hat trick in what was a comprehensive Wath on Dearne victory in Yorkshire Two on Saturday, beating Knottingley 38-0.

Danny Ward, Jacob Mangham and Luke Pendlebury also got on the trysheet.

Thornensians slipped one place to third in Yorkshire Three when they were beaten 16-10 by leaders Wetherby at Coulman Road.

Thorne opened with a penalty goal by centre Rob Brown, but Wetherby took the lead with a converted try.

The hosts edged in front 10-7 at half time with a try by second row forward Rob Raper, which Brown converted. But a hat trick of penalties by Conor Sheridan put Wetherby back in front.

Rossington Hornets lost 17-8 at Hallamshire in Yorkshire Five.

Dave Jones scored a try and Nick Ashton kicked a penalty but they came up short against a side that sat a place below them in the table at the start of play.