Hills triumph 50-10 in best win of season

WHEATLEY Hills posted their biggest North One East win of the season on their return to action after their long lay-off at home against bottom club Hartlepool Rovers.

The fourth-placed Doncaster side ran in eight tries on their way to a 50-10 victory over Rovers.

Despite playing up the slope and into the blustery wind in the first half, Hills had built up a 10-3 lead at the break.

Hooker Mark Cahill went over from close range from a lineout after just five minutes;

The visitors pegged three points back from a 12th minute penalty.

Winger Jamie Webb rounded off a bout of good handling down the line when crossing unopposed for another unconverted try.

No 8 Byron Elliott added to Wheatley's account with a third unconverted try within a couple of minutes of the restart.

Webb grabbed a second try on 45 minutes after cutting inside past several defenders. Guy Townsley added the extras to make it 22-3.

Second-rower Andrew Penno forced his way over from close range on 55 minutes. Townsley again tagged on the conversion to leave the visitors trailing 29-3.

Elliott went in again, this time from the edge of the 22, touching down near enough for Townsley to land a third conversion.

Centre Mickey Hayward crossed for Wheatley's penultimate try.

Rovers finally breached the Wheatley line in the last minute of normal time during a rare excursion into their 22.

Wheatley had the final word, however, with Penno claiming his second try in stoppage time. Townsley completed the scoring when adding the conversion.

Doncaster Phoenix produced their best display of the season to rout Hullensians 37-0 in their Yorkshire League Division Two clash at Castle Park.

It was sweet revenge for Dan Storey's side, well beaten on their trip to Humberside earlier in the season.

Phoenix, who ran leaders Huddersfield YMCA close in their previous game, hardly put a foot wrong in the return.

The home side led 15-0 at the break courtesy of tries by centre Tim Elliott and No 8 Dan Morris. Dan Storey converted one of the tries and also landed a penalty,Elliott crossed for a second try after the break with brother Tom, who was playing on the wing, also touching down.

Storey also got in on the act in addition to kicking two conversions and a penalty.

Thornensians have blown hot and cold in their Division Three campaign so far, but they were definitely running hot at windswept Coulman Road when posting a 25-11 win over fourth-placed Aireborough.

Full-back Gareth Edwards helped himself to two of the four Thorne tries with winger Brett Hunt and centre Zak Holgate also crossing.

Rossington Hornets remain in the bottom four in Division Five after going down 27-7 at home to Wetherby.

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