Doncaster Toll Bar retained top spot in Pennine Amateur Rugby League Championship One but made hard work of beating lowly Odsal Sedbergh 24-18.
Joel Dilley, Phil Harrison (2), Gaz Carey and Karl Mills all touched down but Odsal refused to lie down and set up a tense finish.
“It was far from a good performance and we were sloppy in attack and wasteful when attacking Odsal’s line,” said coach Ian Tattersall.
“We were a bit patched up with a few players missing but that is no excuse.
“We didn’t play to our strengths.
“But we got the win and we will learn lessons as we are a long way away from where we want to be, despite the fact that we have won four from four.”
Bentley Good Companions suffered a fourth successive Championship defeat, going down 49-6 at West Bowling.
The Doncaster side fielded a much-changed side from the previous week with several senior players missing, and rarely troubled the home side.
The West Yorkshire club posted tries throughout the game with Bentley’s response being limited to a first half try by Tom Flounders, converted by Craig Whincop.
“We can’t expect to go away missing key players like we were and get something from the game (at this level),” said Whitfield.
“The boys are low in confidence at the minute and we could see their body language change after West’s second try.”
Moorends Thorne Marauders opened their Division Five account with a 16-4 win over visiting East Leeds.