SHEFFIELD Tigers’ promotion push continued in style with a sparkling 11-try demolition of National Three (Midlands) rivals Peterborough at Dore Moore.
Callum MacKenzie scored Tigers’ first try after six minutes, Jonny West kicking the conversion to put his side into a 10-0 following an earlier penalty.
Gregor Hayter added a second try which West converted, and Tom Outram put his name on the scoresheet, West’s conversion making it 24-0.
The bonus point for scoring a fourth try came after 31 minutes, Alex Drage touching down, and Outram and Hayter both went on to score second tries which helped give Tigers a 41-0 lead at half time.
MacKenzie’s second try came on 50 minutes, and after Gareth Morley got over, MacKenzie completed his hat-trick on 60 minutes to make it 60-0.
Peterborough finally breached the meanest defence in the league when Arthur Balcumius touched down and Duncan Low converting.
But Tigers continued their free-scoring ways with hooker Ali Thomson and Drage touching down, West converting both to complete the 70-7 win.
With two games in hand over the leaders, Sheffield again nibbled away at Malton and Norton’s points advantage in Yorkshire Division One when they pulled off 31-8 victory at Dinnington.
Second placed Sheffield again collected five league points to Malton’s four as they ran in four tries against their struggling neighbours.
Sheffield had tries from Tom White, Nick Cook, Joe Cribley and Tommy Marples while Donal Collins was on target with every shot at goal - four conversions and a penalty.
Dinnington had a penalty goal by Danny Wilkinson and a Dave Longstaff consolation try. Dinnington entertain leaders Malton in a rearranged match this Saturday.
Arron Gaunt scored a hat-trick of tries as Barnsley ran out 43-19 winners in Yorkshire Two at West Leeds.
Their other scores came from John Wood, Andrew Buckingham, Darryl Cheetham and Tom Naisby, while Patrick Jensen kicked four conversions.
Rotherham Phoenix beat Halifax Vandals 14-3 in Yorkshire Three to keep alive their faint promotion hopes.
John Saddington and Andy Stuart scored their tries, with Dan Johnson converting.
This Saturday Rotherham Phoenix are away to fourth-placed Bramley Phoenix in a must-win away match.
Sheffield Medicals extended their unbeaten run to 19 matches with a 34-15 win at Hemsworth in Yorkshire Four. James McLeod and flanker Dave Ellis both scored a brace of tries, while Matt Clark and Mike Watters also touched down and Will Coomer kicked two conversions.
Mosborough were beaten 22-3 at home by Burley.
Tries from winger Danny Chedzoy, No 8 Dave Billups and hooker Jake Fenton helped Rawmarsh to an 18-0 win over Rossington Hornets in Yorkshire Five, while Sam Rogers kicked a penalty.
Sheffield Oaks beat hosts Nestle Rowntree 43-7 in York, but there was no such luck for Stocksbridge who lost 17-10 at Knaresborough.