Sheffield Tigers saw their hopes of a last ditch win snatched away when they had a penalty try awarded against them in their National Three North match against Firwood Waterloo at Dore Moor.
And a successful conversion with the last kick of the match denied Tigers even a losing bonus point as Waterloo gained a 21-13 verdict to end Tigers’ run of three league wins.
The visitors had gone 11-0 ahead before Tigers replied with a penalty by full-back Alex Graham.
From being 14-3 down at the turnround, Tigers put the visitors under pressure and with five minutes left were just one point adrift after a great forwards’ try, second row Arron Langan touching down, which Graham converted as well as adding another penalty.
Dinnington saw off East Yorkshire visitors Pockling13-6 as they consolidated their lead in North One East.
Dinnington, promoted from Yorkshire One, scored the only try of the match through winger Chris Williams and triumphed despite having prop Simon Bunting sent off midway through the second half. Fly-half Johnny West converted Williams’ try and also landed two penalty goals.
Sheffield held on to second place despite being edged out 24-22 on their visit to Wheatley Hills.
The match was finely balanced with Wheatley Hills being 24-17 ahead until a late try brought Sheffield back within striking distance of a draw. But the conversion was charged down by an alert Wheatley pack, meaning Sheffield had to settle for a losing bonus point.
Wath on Dearne moved level with their rivals, who were previously in second place, when they scored a decisive 28-12 home victory over York.
York gained first blood, but Wath hit back with tries by stand-off Anthony Barrett, prop James McCarthy and No 8 Matt Burrows. Barrett also converted two and kicked a hat-trick of penalties.
Barnsley, with six wins from six games, consolidated their lead in Yorkshire Two when they scored the only try of the match in a 13-9 win over Roundhegians at Leeds.
Full-back Arron Gaunt scored the try and Andrew Appleyard kicked the conversion to add to his two penalty goals.
Stocksbridge finally got their Yorkshire Three campaign off the blocks with a 35-14 home win over Aireborough. After their five straight defeats, the win saw them move up four places from bottom.
Sheffield Oaks were beaten 19-28 at home by Wensleydale in Yorkshire Four, while Mosborough lost 38-0 at Wetherby and Hallamshire ran in five tries on their way to a 31-7 win at Rossington Hornets in Yorkshire Five.