Tigers give a scare to champs

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SHEFFIELD Tigers put on a battling display against National Two North champions Loughborough Students, and secured a losing bonus point from the tough clash at Dore Moor on Saturday.

Stand-off Jonny West kicked a penalty and converted a first half try by flanker Nick Pearson to keep them in touch at half time, just 10-13 down.

After the break, West added two more penalties in a good performance by Tigers.

Sheffield missed a four-try bonus and are still stuck in sixth place in North One East, but the Abbeydale Park club caused a stir when they ran out 30-16 winners on their visit to promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough.

Dinnington, who mathematically can still avoid relegation from Yorkshire One, held leaders Pocklington to a relatively modest 15-3 winning margin on their visit to Lodge Lane.

After turning round 15-0 ahead, Pocklington were pinned in their own half for the rest of the game as Dinnington pulled back a consolation penalty goal by Chris Williams.

In Yorkshire Two, Wath on Dearne completed the season’s double over Goole with a 59-14 victory at Moor Road.

Wath ran in nine tries to two, and were 38-0 ahead before the visitors got their first points.

Sheffield Medicals made certain of their second promotion in consecutive seasons when they won 38-5 on their visit to Hessle in Yorkshire Three.

Mid-table Mosborough kept their lines intact in the first half and ran out 43-12 home winners over Knaresborough in Yorkshire Four.

Nigel Dowkes, who started at No 8, and Ray Waller, who replaced him early in the second half, both scored twice in Stocksbridge’s 64-10 romp against Yorkshire Five rivals Nestle Rowntree at York.