Rugby Union round-up: Thornensians maintain perfect start

Blow for Titans
Blow for Titans

Thornensians, one of three unbeaten teams in Yorkshire Three, ran riot with a 65-10 home victory over Aireborough.

Thorne already had a try bonus in the bag well before half time and went on to get 11 touchdowns, bringing several players off the bench in the second half as they coasted to an easy victory over bottom placed Aireborough.

Centre Brett Hunt set the ball rolling with the first of his two tries, and No 8 Ryan Pilley and full-back Zak Holgate also crossed for unconverted tries.

Winger Ollie Cox finally succeeded with the conversion when flanker Robert Moffat touched down, and another try by scrum-half Evan Johnson put Thorne 27-0 ahead before Aireborough pulled back a penalty with the last kick of the first half.

Johnson started the second half scoring with his second try, with replacement stand-off Danny Fenwick taking the successful conversion.

Substitute winger Ross Haley raced over for the next try, followed by replacement prop Aidan Smith.

James Fenwick, also brought off the bench to play at No 8, scored a try which Cox converted and, when Hunt touched down for his second try, Danny Fenwick added the points.

Aireborough fought their way back for a converted try, but Thorne matched it when Cox converted Holgate’s second try to seal the win.

Wheatley Hills are finding the going tough in North One East and are still looking for their first league win after going down 32-15 on their visit to Morpeth, who were promoted from Durham and Northumberland One.

Wheatley were left standing in the first half as Morpeth took control, but after turning round 20-0 down they looked far more promising from the restart.

Centre Paul Purnell and winger Matthew Shaw scored tries for Wheatley, with Declan Cook converting one and Owen Gillvray adding a penalty goal.

Wath on Dearne visited top of the table Pontefract and went third in Yorkshire Two with a 34-26 win.

A maul led to Matt Burrows driving over to open the scoring for Wath before Pontefract struck back with a pair of tries.

But tries from flankers Ethan Dyson and Joe Earp put Wath back in control and prop Ben Myers also crashed over to make it 20-14 sat the break.

After Sam Jones put Wath further ahead by converting a penalty try, Earp went on to bag his second to complete the scoring.