Hills roll on

Wheatley Hills maintained their third place in North One East when they emerged 38-17 home winners in an entertaining match against never-say-die Carlisle.

Left winger Tom Barker raced over for the opening try after just six minutes with Guy Townsley doing well to convert from the touchline and into a breeze.

Carlisle equalised with a try under the posts by Grant Connon, which he converted himself, and they briefly edged into a 10-7 lead with Connon’s penalty goal as Wheatley suffered injuries to three of their forwards.

The home side regained the upper hand when scrum half Ian Barker crashed over for an unconverted try two minutes before half time - and it was virtually one way traffic after the turnround.

Ian Barker sprinted over for his second try, converted by Townsley, and Wheatley secured a bonus point when Gareth Burns crossed in the 63rd minute.

Centre Michael Hayward touched down before Tom Barker scored again, both tries converted by Townsley, and it was only with two minutes of normal time left that Chris Harris claimed a consolation try which Connon converted.

n Doncaster Phoenix lost out 33-17 in their home Yorkshire Two clash with local rivals Barnsley at Castle Park.

A try from Chris Deakin was converted by Dan Storey to give the Phoenix an early 7-3 lead, but Barnsley edged 12-7 in front at half time.

Phoenix regained the lead with Chris Conway scoring four minutes after play resumed and Storey added the conversion.

But Barnsley ran in three more tries after the break and, although Storey added a penalty on the hour mark, it was not enough.

n Wath on Dearne, runaway leaders of Yorkshire Division Three, steamrollered their way to an 86-3 victory over bottom placed Old Otliensians at Moor Road.

Wath added another 14 tries to their season’s tally and took their points total over the 1,000 mark as they claimed their 20th straight win.

Speedy winger Brett Small led the way with four tries, and there were two each from Matthew Burrows, Joe Earp and Steve Mason and Andrew Hopkin.

Winger Ashley Rothery and scrum half Josh Bird chipped in with one each, and Rothery converted eight of the tries.

n In Yorkshire Five, Adwick le Street recorded a 15-11 win over fellow strugglers Wibsey to lift themselves off the bottom of the table, but Rossington Hornets were on the wrong end of a 71-0 drubbing at high flying Sheffield Oaks.