Tigers chalk up a double victory

Mauling: James Montgomery scores a sensational try in Sheffield's 39-17 victory over Castleford at Abbeydale.  Picture: Frank Womack
Mauling: James Montgomery scores a sensational try in Sheffield's 39-17 victory over Castleford at Abbeydale. Picture: Frank Womack
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SHEFFIELD Tigers completed the double over Luton with a 19-14 away victory to maintain their challenge in National Three Midlands.

Tigers, 25-7 winners at Dore Moor in February, broke through on 24 minutes with centre Callum MacKenzie scoring the opening try.

Luton went ahead but within a minute Tigers had scored again, winger Jamie Clarke racing over for a try which Johnny West converted to give the visitors a 12-7 interval lead. Again, Luton fought back but late pressure by Tigers was rewarded when flanker Andy Barnes touched down and West converted with the game’s last kick.

Sheffield secured five points from their 39-17 win over Castleford in Yorkshire One, taking control when their rivals tired in the second half. Winger James Montgomery scored their opening try and Donal Collins kicked the conversion as well as two further penalties to take a 13-10 lead at the break.

Collins kicked two further penalties, and following a good try from Ryan Amos, who cut through the line in style, Collins’ fourth penalty moved the score on to 27-10.

Collins converted a second Amos try on 73 minutes, and second row Tom White made it 39-10 with their final try on 76 minutes.

Dinnington, next to bottom in Yorkshire One, matched Sheffield’s win with a 36-24 victory – by five tries to three – at Selby. Selby scored 10 early points without reply before Dinnington went 14-10 in front at half time with two tries from No 8 Will Marshall, both converted by Danny Wilkinson.

The visitors forged a 29-10 lead with tries by second row Paul Mitchell and full-back Jimmy Marsden, with Wilkinson converting the latter and adding a penalty goal. Two converted tries put Selby back to within one score, but Dinnington denied them a losing bonus point when prop Sam Kirk crashed over in the first minute of injury time. Wilkinson converted. Dinnington are now five points behind Selby with a game in hand which could see them escape relegation.

The big surprise in Yorkshire Three was a 25-22 defeat for runaway leaders Wath on Dearne at fourth placed Bramley Phoenix. But Wath ran in four tries to three to score one bonus point and salvaged another by losing by seven points or less. After conceding two penalty goals, Wath edged 7-6 ahead when Ben Keen converted a penalty try, and further tries by prop Dean Hardcastle and full-back Adam West saw them turn round 17-13 ahead.

But Bramley matched those two tries to go 25-17 ahead before Wath prop Steve Clegg crashed over for his first senior try for the club to secure the two bonus points.

Rotherham Phoenix went down 33-5 in their Yorkshire Three match at Goole. They conceded 19 points before stand-off Tom Jenkinson touched down for their only try.

Yorkshire Four champions Sheffield Medicals ran in eight tries in a 44-7 home victory over Mosborough.

Stocksbridge, completed the season’s double with a 63-3 home victory over Yorkshire Five rivals Nestle Rowntree (York).