Trouble on the Tyne for Tigers but a win at Abbeydale

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UNLUCKY Sheffield Tigers came away empty handed as they went down 29-21 at Westoe, their National Two North rivals from Tyneside.

Tigers were leading 21-15 at half time, but were denied a losing bonus as Westoe converted their fourth and final try to pull eight points ahead.

Westoe scored their first try from a driving maul after just five minutes. A drop goal put them 10-0 up, but Tigers hit back with a try by back row forward Will Smyth, converted by Jonny West.

The Dore Moor side took the lead when fly-half West raced over for his own try which he converted.

Westoe edged back in front, but the visitors rallied with the best try of the match when West made a break supported by winger James Broadley before centre Jon Buchanan touched down.

West converted but Tigers had no answer as Westoe stormed back into the lead with two more converted tries.

Sheffield were 10-3 home winners over Cleckheaton in their North One East match.

Stand-off Donal Collins put the hosts ahead with a penalty, but the sides turned round level at 3-3 as Collins missed three more kicks before half time. He missed another after the turnround, but made amends with a touchline conversion when replacement right winger James Montgomery raced over.

Dinnington again struggled in Yorkshire One when they conceded seven tries in a 47-14 defeat by Heath at Halifax.

Stand-off Chris Williams converted a first-half try by centre Tom Shepard, and he also added the points when wing forward Matt Acres touched down in the second period.

Barnsley strengthened their lead in Yorkshire Two with a 42-20 win over West Leeds. They led 20-13 at half time with prop Adam Smith and second row Jordan Wood touching down, while stand-off Patrick Jensen kicked both conversions and a couple of penalties.

They extended their lead with No 8 David Reed scoring on 47 minutes and Jenson adding the extras.

Barnsley secured a bonus point win with flanker Marlon Wragg scoring, while Wood and Reed added their second tries.

Rotherham Phoenix recorded a 32-23 home victory over Old Rishworthians. It took Rotherham just 30 seconds to get points on the board when centre Owen Swift raced over for a try, and Tom Jenkinson’s penalty goal two minutes later put them in the driving seat.

However, Rishworthians had stormed into a 17-8 lead midway through the first half, although they were restricted to two further penalties as Phoenix took control with tries by stand-off Jenkinson and second row James Mallinder. Jenkinson converted the former and added four more penalty goals.

No 8 Adrian Sheehan scored three tries for Rotherham Clifton, 82-0 winners over Rossington Hornets in Yorkshire Five.