Terrific Tigers toast win with a six pack!

Tigers scrum half Alex Drage sets up another attack vs South Leicester
Tigers scrum half Alex Drage sets up another attack vs South Leicester
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SHEFFIELD Tigers ran in six tries on their way to a 46-11 victory over promotion rivals South Leicester.

SHEFFIELD Tigers ran in six tries on their way to a 46-11 victory over promotion rivals South Leicester.

The Dore outfit closed the gap on their rivals, who were previously second in the table. Stand-off Jonny West kicked a penalty and converted tries by No 8 Andy Barnes and flanker Callum Mackenzie as Tigers opened up a 17-11 lead at half time. After the break it was all Tigers, with tries coming from prop Sam Lockwood, centre John Buchanan, wing forward Nick Pearson and replacement back row Frank Wragg, while West converted three of them and added a second penalty.

Dinnington’s hopes of avoiding relegation from Yorkshire One were boosted by a bonus point in their 22-8 home victory over Scarborough. Dinnington, next to bottom, opened up a 12-0 interval lead with tries by Dave Longstaff and Russell Winters, the former converted by Danny Wilkinson. After Scarborough had opened the second-half scoring, Winters raced over for his second try and Brian Donnelly ran in another to secure the bonus. Dinnington are level on league points with Selby and have a match in hand.

Leading 20-15 with second left, Sheffield had to settle for a 20-20 draw with hosts Bridlington in Yorkshire One. They led 10-3 at half time with second row Tom White having touched down and stand-off Donal Collins kicking the conversion and a penalty. Sheffield were awarded a penalty shortly after the break after Bridlington were offside at a scrum, and when Collins kicked the conversion they were 17-3 ahead. But Bridlington hit back with two tries and a conversion to close the gap to 17-15. However, Collins kicked a drop goal to extend their lead to five points. However an injury time try from Bridlington levelled the scores.

In Yorkshire Two, third placed Barnsley saw off Yarnbury, the team immediately below them, to run out 43-23 winners in their match at Leeds. No 8 David Reed produced a hat-trick for Barnsley, whose other try scorers were second row Jordan Wood, stand-off Andrew Appleyard and centre Rob Jeffery. Appleyard also landed a penalty goal and converted all but the last of the six tries.

Wath on Dearne, after 21 consecutive wins had put them in an impregnable position in Yorkshire Three, suffered their second defeat on the trot, going down 17-5 at home to Baildon. Baildon, the second placed team in the league, scored their first two tries before Wath winger Brett Small sprinted over near the corner late in the first half.

Mosborough ran in eight tries in their 48-26 victory over Halifax in Yorkshire Four. Centre Dale Adey and flanker David Pattimore both scored two tries, while Adey also kicked four conversions. Other tries came from full-back Dave Fowler, prop Dane Ward, back row Mick Davidson and No 8 Andrew Mayne. Yorkshire Four champions Sheffield Medicals won 17-0 at Leeds Corinthians.

Stocksbridge, who suffered their heaviest defeat of the season on their rivals’ ground last October, gained revenge with a 24-19 home win over Wensleydale in Yorkshire Five. Stocksbridge took the lead with a try by stand-off Luke Birch, converted by Scott Bowskill, and Bowskill added a penalty before Wensleydale scored.

A try by centre Ben Senior put the Bolsterstone side 17-7 ahead at the turnround, and after absorbing second-alf pressure they sealed their win when No 8 Ray Waller crashed over for a final try.

Rawmarsh beat Sheffield Oaks 12-8, and Rotherham Clifton won 31-12 at Rossington.