Tigers win their Yorkshire derby

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SHEFFIELD Tigers gained revenge for defeat earlier in the season when they secured a 24-19 victory over Otley at Dore Moor.

Tigers took all five points from the win, but it was a close-run thing.

Winger Pete Swatkins put Tigers into an early lead, touching down after good work from Jamie Broadley and Jonny West added the conversion.

On the half hour second row Sam Cook scored the second try, and Broadley turned scorer shortly after, racing in from half way for their third try which West converted. Otley closed to 19-9 with a couple of penalties, and they finally broke through for tries to level at 19-19. However, Tigers clinched a win with Swatkins bagging his second try.

Sheffield lost ground to the teams above them when they were defeated 38-14 by Old Crossleyans in the North One East match at Halifax. The Abbeydale side didn’t get a look-in until the second half, after turning round 17-0 down. The visitors pulled back a try by second row Tom White, converted by Donal Collins, but Crossleyans then scored twice to lead 38-7 before White crashed over for his second try. Collins again converted.

Dinnington also turned round without a score but fought back impressively before going down 28-17 in the Yorkshire One match against Scarborough at Lodge Lane. Scarborough were 21-0 ahead before Dinnington snatched tries by Matthew Starr and prop John Marshall, the latter converted by Chris Williams. Scarborough then snatched a bonus winning fourth try before Dinnington had the last word as winger David Longstaff raced over.

Barnsley’s bid for the Yorkshire Two title suffered a knock when they were held 5-5 at Leodiensian.

Left winger Liam Scorer touched down on 34 minutes to edge Barnsley ahead and they held on to that lead until ten minutes from the end when Leos winger Slight crashed over.

Wath ran in ten tries as they slaughtered Hullensians 68-3 in their Yorkshire Two match at Moor Road. Fly-half Martin Bray and full-back Adam West scored twice and there were other tries from Joe Bartlett, winger Anthony Barratt, Matt Burrows, Gareth Webb, Brett Small and Steve Mason.

Barratt converted five tries, but was injured and replaced by Thomas Quinn, who kicked four conversions.

Sheffield Medicals lost their lead in Yorkshire Three when they were edged out 20-19 against Old Modernians at Leeds.

Mosborough slipped into the bottom half of Yorkshire Four when they were defeated 32-15 at home by Hemsworth.