Wheatley move up

Star man: Ben Millar scored a try, a penalty and a conversion against Yarnbury. PICTURE: fsp images

Star man: Ben Millar scored a try, a penalty and a conversion against Yarnbury. PICTURE: fsp images

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WHEATLEY Hills climbed into second place in North East One following their 24-0 win over Old Crossleyans and Middlesbrough’s defeat.

It is Hills’ second clean sheet this season.

But there were too many handling mistakes for it to go down as one of their best performances.

Centre Ryan Guest scored the only try of the first half after cutting inside to touch down out wide.

Wheatley added to their lead 10 minutes into the second half when second-rower Gareth Manuel grabbed his first try for the club to make it 10-0.

No 8 Byron Elliott broke off from a maul close to the visitors’ line to claim the third try on 62 minutes. Johnny Woodcock took over the kicking duties to make it 17-0.

Woodcock secured his side the bonus point after linking up in the line and beating a couple of defenders to score a try he again converted.

Doncaster Phoenix produced their best Yorkshire League Two performance of the season when winning 15-10 at Yarnbury.

The Castle Park side, who switched Tim Elliott to scrum-half and recalled the fit-again Jonno Storey at fly-half, were being held 3-3 at half-time.

Ben Millar kicked a penalty for the visitors, who had a try disallowed for crossing.

Millar secured his side an 8-3 lead with an unconverted try from a set play from a line-out.

Mick Sykes then pulled off a 50 metre interception try, converted by Millar, to make it 15-3. The home side hit back with a late converted try.

Wheatley Hills seconds beat Sheffield thirds 27-13 in Yorkshire (South One), Centre Dan Guest bagged a brace of tries with others from half-back Johnny Marshall, second-rower Stuart Tijanic and No 8 Andy Hill, Niall Crowcroft landed a conversion.

First-team winger Ryan Richardson, having his first run-out after injury, scored one of the two Wheatley thirds consolation tries - Elliott Hogg grabbing the other - in the 24-12 Yorkshire (South 2) defeat against Sheffield fourths.