SHEFFIELD Tigers’ promotion hopes received a boost when they beat National Three (Midlands) rivals Malvern 37-0 at Dore Moor.
Former Rotherham Titans team-mates Jon Feeley and Jonny West had Tigers 8-0 up at half-time, stand-off West kicking a penalty on 25 minutes and full-back Feeley touching down.
In the second half, with the wind on their backs, Tigers ran away with the game. Quickfire tries from props Simon Bunting and Anthony Ross made it 18-0.
Wing forward Andy Barnes added the fourth try and replacement prop Charlie Cone touched, West adding the extras.
Replacement stand-off Joe Wright scored on 73 minutes, West again converting.
Sheffield, although still secure in second spot in Yorkshire Division One, lost ground slightly when they were restricted to two tries in their 19-5 win at Ilkley.
Both leaders Malton and Norton and third placed Keighley collected bonus points for scoring four tries, although Sheffield have games in hand over both.
The Abbeydale Park side took the lead when fly-half Donal Collins landed an early penalty goal, and after missing the chance of a try through a dropped ball the visitors increased their lead with a second penalty by Collins.
Sheffield went further ahead when winger James Montgomery raced over.
Collins added a third penalty goal within two minutes of the restart, and midway through the second half Montgomery dived over for another try.
But Sheffield took their foot off the gas, and with both sides getting one yellow card the visitors were down to 14 men when Ilkley’s prop John Oakes crashed over for a consolation try.
Dinnington, after a string of disappointing results in Yorkshire One, finally got their act together to with a 16-3 home win over Bridlington, reversing a five-try, 29-6 defeat at Bridlington in November.
After an opening Dinnington penalty goal by Danny Wilkinson, Bridlington levelled but Wilkinson’s second penalty put the home side 6-3 ahead at half time. Dinnington’s forward power paid off as back row forward Ryan Donnelly and full-back Jimmy Marsden ran in the only tries.
Barnsley maintained their top-three spot in Yorkshire Two when they ran in 44 points without reply away to Roundhegians.
Tries came from Sam Simpson, James Roberts, ANdrew Appleyard, Neil Robinson, Chris Beck and Jamie Harris with Patrick Jensen kicking two penalties.
The Wath-on-Dearne try machine marched on as the Yorkshire Three leaders crossed their opponents’ line 16 times in a 98-3 rout of Halifax Vandals at Moor Road.
Centre Steve Mason raced over twice in the first two minutes, and went on to complete his hat-trick as did full-back Adam West.
Fly-half Joe Bartlett and No 8 Matthew Burrows scored twice each, and there were other tries from hooker Josh Catlin, prop Brendan Angel, winger Brett Small, second rows Richard Hill and Arran Tasker and centre Andrew Hopkin. Ashley Rothery converted nine out of the 16 tries.
Rotherham Phoenix beat Northallerton 23-12 in Yorkshire Three, with centre Owen Swift and winger John Bunclark touching down, while stand-off Tom Jenkinson kicked both conversions and three penalties.
Yorkshire Four leaders Sheffield Medicals continued their free-scoring ways with a 39-5 win at Harrogate Pythons.
Winger James McCloud and No 8 Zak Watson both scored two tries, while others came from second row Tristan Crawshaw and full-back Rob Conville, while Will Coomer kicked three conversions and a penalty.
A try and two penalties from outside centre Dale Adey helped Mosborough battle past Yorkshire Four rivals Marist on Saturday.
Stocksbridge ran seven tries past hosts Adwick on their Yorkshire Five clash, with centre Ben Senior, winger Callum Green and No 8 Mel Waller scoring two apiece.
The other came from second row Andy Beal, while full-back Scott Bowskill kicked six of the conversions.
Rawmarsh winger Danny Chedzoy scored a hat-trick of tries to help his side to a 46-3 win at Pontefract Pythons. Centre Steve Coulam scored two, while others came from Chris Jones and Rob Johnson, who also kicked four conversions and a penalty.
Sheffield Oaks won 23-17 at Hornsea, while Rotherham Clifton lost 33-17 at Knaresborough.