High fives for Hills after 47-9 triumph

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WHEATLEY Hills continue to make the running at the top of North East One on points difference following their 47-9 win over bogey team Keighley at Brunel Road.

The Doncaster side, who have now won all five games, ran in seven tries to claim a bonus point. Mid-table Keighley took an early lead with a penalty by Alex Brown.

But Wheatley quickly took a firm grip on the game with full-back Johnny Woodcock touching down after good work by Jack Craswell and centre Ben Millar. The former Dons and Sheffield Eagles star added the extras to make it 7-3.

Brown kicked a second goal to make it 7-6 but Tom Buckenham touched down from Gaz Burns’ pop-up pass, after he had been tackled just short following a good handling move with Burns going over himself after popping up out wide. Woodcock converted both tries.

Hooker Mark Cahill went in for the bonus try after the break, again converted by the impressive Woodcock, who was involved in the move which led to winger Ryan Richardson going over. The full-back’s conversion stretched Wheatley’s lead to 35-9.

Further tries came from replacement flanker Ryan Craswell and Burns crossed.

Doncaster Phoenix made it four wins on the trot since their opening day defeat against West Leeds, with an impressive 42-18 Yorkshire League Division Two win at Castleford.

Thornensians climbed into third spot in Division Three after romping to a 41-0 win over visiting York RI to claim their third win in five starts.

Doncaster Amateurs chalked up a third successive win, beating Rotherham Clifton 38-6 (away) to stay top of Division Five in their first season of competitive rugby.

Rossington Hornets prop up Division Five after suffering a fourth successive defeat. They went down to a 12-7 derby defeat at home to Adwick, who got off the mark at the second time of asking.