Rugby League: Toll Bar run riot at Rovers

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Doncaster Toll Bar continue to set the pace at the top of Pennine ARL’s Division One following their 70-0 rout of hosts Sharlston Rovers A.

As was the case in their previous game, the match was over as a contest well before the break.

With Karl Mills (2), Steve Mills, Shaun Roberts, Phil Harrison, Sam Eyre, Kieran Cross and Shane Southgate, Toll Bar led 40-0 at the interval.

The one-way traffic continued in the second half with Tom Holt, Craig Lawton, Eyre, Matt Day, Cross and Roberts adding further tries.

“We spoke about starting well in all areas and setting high standards and were 26-0 up after 18 minutes, so I’m really delighted with the guys’ attitude and execution,” said coach Ian Tattersall.

“Our attack is really good at the minute but the most pleasing thing is to shut out another team.

“That’s two games without conceding a try and we will be working hard to keep that going.

“Man-of-the-match Steve Mills was fantastic for us. His hard and elusive running set the tone.

“Front-rowers Sam Eyre and Matt Day, who were both new to the game at that start of the season, have been fantastic for us and their respective attitudes are brilliant and we are all benefitting from it at the moment.

“We know there are tougher tests ahead and will be working really hard to keep the levels of performance as high as possible.”

Bentley Good Companions returned to winning ways in Championship One with a 38-18 home win over Batley Boys – a result which saw them climb several places to fourth.

Tries from Lyndon Staley, Josh Richards, Shaun Richards and Scott Smith – plus three conversions by Craig Whincop – helped Bentley open up a 22-0 lead in the opening 20 minutes and they were never behind.

Batley pulled a converted try back before the break and took advantage of Bentley easing off after the break to narrow the gap further.

Further tries from Paul Purnell, Jack Craswell and Staley helped Bentley see the game out comfortably.

Moorends Thorne Marauders failed to raise a side for their Championship return against Chequerfield, who had put 70 points past them last month.

The club’s A team also conceded their Division Seven fixture at Illingworth A.

“As well as injuries, we had eight players working,” said first-team coach Neil Barron.