Tigers' super seven

IT was a magnificent seven for Sheffield Tigers, whose 31-14 win at Burton moved them up to fifth place in National Three Midlands.

The Dore Moor club were scoring their seventh straight league win and they still have a game in hand over all four clubs above them.

Tigers went ahead when, from a catch and drive, English Universities prop forward Sam Lockwood crashed over for a try which Jonny West converted.

Full-back Jon Feeley ran in the second try, West again adding the points, and he was on target again when centre Jon Buchanan dived over for the third.

An excellent passing move from halfway resulted in a fourth try from open side flanker Nick Pearson, West converting to give the visitors a 28-0 interval lead.

As the wind swung round Burton hit back with two converted tries before West sealed the win with a 40-metre penalty kick.

Sheffield RUFC kept on the pace in second position in Yorkshire Division One with a decisive 31-7 win over Scarborough at Abbeydale Park.

Fly-half Ben Parker kicked Sheffield ahead with two early penalty goals, and captain Andy Kelly, at No 8, ran in the opening try on 17 minutes.

Parker slotted over a drop goal in first-half stoppage time, and Sheffield maintained the momentum after the turnround with tries by scrum-half Matthew Poste and prop Tommy Marples.

Scarborough hit back with a try from Phil Stewart, who also landed the conversion.

But skipper Kelly sealed Sheffield's win when he crashed over between the posts to give Parker an easy task with the conversion.

Next to bottom Dinnington slipped further into the mire with a 22-0 home defeat Keighley.

Wath on Dearne extended their unbeaten record at the head of Yorkshire Three with a 29-12 win, by four tries to none, on their visit to neighbours Rotherham Phoenix.

Rotherham had gone ahead with two of fly-half Tom Jenkinson's four penalty goals, but Wath soon hit back with two tries each from prop Dean Hardcastle and centre Steve Mason to complete the season's double over Phoenix.

Ben Keen converted three out of four and added a penalty goal.

Yorkshire Four leaders Sheffield Medicals, with 12 wins and one draw from 13 games, saw off a challenge from previous second placed club Burley with a 31-7 home victory.

Centres Mike Watters and Will Coomer and flanker Dave Ellis scored the visitors' tries, with Coomer kicking two conversions and three penalty goals and Joe Clarke adding a final penalty.

Mosborough pulled back an early penalty goal deficit to win 10-6 in their Yorkshire Four match at Old Grovians.

Dale Adey kicked a penalty and converted the game's only try from Mosborough scrum-half John Knight.

Rawmarsh ran in seven tries on their way to a 41-0 win over Wibsey in Yorkshire Five, while Rotherham Clifton won 16-10 over Wensleydale and Sheffield Oaks beat Stocksbridge 10-6.

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