SHEFFIELD TIGERS: Donal Collins milestone as Sheffield run in eight tries

Record: Donal Collins is Sheffield'sall-time  top drop-goal scorer
Record: Donal Collins is Sheffield'sall-time top drop-goal scorer
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SHEFFIELD Tigers brought the curtain down on their season on a winning note, beating Bromsgrove 16-8 in National Division Two (North).

Left winger Alex Graham nudged Tigers in front with penalty kicks on 10 and 20 minutes to put his side 6-0 ahead, and second row Sam Cook touched down on 33 minutes to make it 11-0.

The visitor’s stand-off Ben Copson pulled back a penalty just before the break but Tigers lead was extended four minutes into the second half through right winger Liam Wallace.

Bromsgrove pulled back a try through Paul Norris five minutes from the end but it was no more than a consolation as the conversion was missed, leaving them empty-handed.

Sheffield secured an emphatic 52-24 win over Team Northumbria in North One East, running in eight tries.

Flanker James Ferguson opened their account with a try after just two minutes which in-form stand-off Donal Collins converted, and inside centre Simon Tillyer added a second six minutes later as Sheffield took a 12-0 lead.

An interception try from Northumbria dented the lead, but hooker Carl Mortimer’s 20th minute try and Collins’ conversion continued the scoring, while Collins added a 35th minute penalty and converted his own 38th minute try to put Sheffield 29-5 ahead.

However, the visitors were not finished yet, and a try either side of half time saw them claw their way back to 29-17.

But Sheffield were not about the let their lead slip, and Collins touched down again on 46 minutes before winger James Montgomery added another on 63 minutes.

Northumbria scored their fourth try on 65 minutes, but Sheffield were not to be denied and Collins kicked a 69th minute drop goal to take the score to 42-24 – a kick which made him the highest scoring drop-goal scorer in Sheffield’s history.

Montgomery crashed over for his second try three minutes from time, while replacement flanker Dale Goulding added the final score in injury time.

Wath on Dearne warmed up for this Saturday’s Senior Vase final at Twickenham with a 7-19 victory over hosts Yarnbury in their penultimate Yorkshire Two match.

Currently third, Wath now need to win their final league match of the season in two weeks time to ensure they go up to Yorkshire One.

Second row Simon Lines scored Wath’s first try, while fly-half Martin Bray and No 8 Matt Burrows both had their tries converted by Anthony Barrett, as Wath opened up a 0-19 lead at the break.

Yarnbury pulled back one try in the second half, but it was not enough to challenge Wath’s lead.

Yorkshire Two champions Barnsley were knocked out of the Yorkshire Shield at the semi final stage with hosts Selby winning 24-18.

Barnsley led for much of the first half with tries from Marlow Wragg and Arron Gaunt, while Patrick Jensen kicked a conversion and penalty to help his side to a 3-15 lead at the break.

However, their hosts ran in three tries in the second period, while all Barnsley could muster was a penalty from Andrew Appleyard.