Woodcock makes it 10 tries in two weeks

Doncaster Phoenix V Yarnbury
Doncaster Phoenix V Yarnbury
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DONCASTER Phoenix, who have blown hot and cold in Yorkshire League Two in recent weeks, produced an improved showing in a 14-3 defeat at fourth-placed Yarnbury.

The West Yorkshire club made good use of slope and the blustery wind in the first half to build up a 14-0 interval lead courtesy of converted tries by flanker Richard Longstaff and centre Jason Avison.

The Castle Park club went close to a try on several occasions and player-coach Dan Storey was just wide with a couple of penalty attempts.

Storey opened mid-table Phoenix’s account with a penalty early in the second half but they continued to struggled to come to terms with the powerful and well organised Yarnbury pack

Both sides had tries disallowed - Phoenix second-rower Joe Horrocks seeing his ‘score’ chalked off for a forward pass.

Thornensians were without a game in Division Three as were North East One outfit Wheatley Hills, who held on to fourth spot.

Rossington Hornets went down 25-19 at home to Division rivals Stocksbridge.

Adwick, who were without a Division Five game, took on Doncaster Phoenix seconds in a friendly at home and lost 50-3.

Johnny Woodcock made it ten tries from the last two games when weighing in with a hat-trick.