Tigers go down fighting

Sheffield RUFC v York  . Sheffield's  Tommy Marples makes a break
Sheffield RUFC v York . Sheffield's Tommy Marples makes a break
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LEADERS Bromsgrove have not been beaten at home in a league match since last October, and they ran out 21-14 winners over Sheffield Tigers in National Three Midlands, avenging a 31-24 defeat at Dore Moor early in the season.

But it was a respectable result for the visitors, who earned a bonus point for losing by seven points or less.

Tigers tries came from Gareth Morley and Callum MacKenzie, Johnny West converting both.

In Yorkshire One, Sheffield secured a good five-point away win, 38-31 at Bradford Salem.

Sheffield were 24-26 ahead and already had the four-try bonus point in the bag at half time after tries from prop Tommy Marples, centre Joe Cribley, winger Tom Metcalfe and flanker Martin Balshaw.

But they extended their lead with Donal Collins - who had kicked three conversion in the first half, adding a drop goal and three penalties after the break.

Struggling Dinnington crashed 36-19 defeat at home to runaway leaders Malton and Norton, but it was a good performance by Dinnington in the face of formidable opposition.

Dinnington’s tries came from David Longstaff 2, and Paul Mitchell while Danny Wilkinson converted two. Malton’s six tries included a hat-trick by Tom Newitt.

Barnsley, in third place in Yorkshire Two, got to within four league points of their rivals when they pulled off a 25-17 home win over Huddersfield YMCA.

Huddersfield opened the scoring after just four minutes with a converted try, but Barnsley came back with tries by David Reed 2, and Joe South while Andrew Appleyard converted two and added two penalties.

Wath on Dearne, clear leaders of Yorkshire Three, won 31-0 at ninth placed York Railway Institute.

Winger Ben Keen scored the first and last tries as well as kicking three conversions. Back row forward Joe Earp also crossed twice, and the other was from centre Steve Mason.

A try from second row Richard Westran and a conversion and penalty from Tom Jenkinson was not enough for Rotherham Phoenix who went down 21-10 at Bramley Phoenix.

Sheffield Medicals secured the Yorkshire Four title when visitors Marist failed to bring enough front row players and conceded the match, but they still played a friendly which Medicals won 69-0.

No 8 Matthew Clark, scrum-half Eddy Farmer and second row Al Fawdry all scored two tries, while Will Coomer kicked eight conversions.

Stocksbridge ran out 19-25 winners in Yorkshire Five at Rossington Hornets, with tries coming from scrum-half Adam Firth, back row Ray Waller and No 8 Mel Waller.

Sheffield Oaks ran out 51-5 winners at Rotherham Clifton.