Rugby Union: Wheatley edge to victory | Phoenix still unbeaten

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Wheatley Hills managed to stave off a second half fightback from Bradford and Bingley to win their North One East clash 27-25 on Saturday.

Sitting five places below Wheatley Hills, Bradford and Bingley gave their hosts much to think about in the first half but Wheatley managed to outscore their opponents to reach the break 21-13 up.

First it was flanker Tom Buckenham who crashed over and prop Brad Stephenson soon joined him on the scoresheet.

Bradford and Bingley struck back but winger Jamie Webb made sure that Wheatley had their noses in front at half time. Jonathan Woodcock, who had converted all three of the first half tries, added two penalty kicks in the second half and despite increased effort from Bradford and Bingley, the home side managed to stand firm to take the points.

Yorkshire One champions Doncaster Phoenix won 20-15 at Heath despite a late fightback from the home side.

Centre Dave Hankinson got the ball rolling for Phoenix with a penalty in the fifth minute before Heath hit back with a penalty of their own to level the scores.

Lee Wallace on the right wing went over after 20 minutes to restore Doncaster’s lead, followed up swiftly by a try for scrum-half Joe Watts. Hankinson converted both efforts before Heath finished the half with two penalties.

Hankinson kicked another penalty with ten minutes to go to give Phoenix some breathing space, before Heath tested Doncaster’s nerves with two penalties in the final five minutes.

Wath on Dearne were left facing relegation after slipping to a 27-17 defeat away to North Ribblesdale in Yorkshire One.

Steve Mason, Simon Lines and Richard Hill went over for Wath but they they were denied a losing bonus point.

Two tries from Brett Hunt helped Thornensians to a 20-10 victory away at Northallerton in their Yorkshire Three clash.

With the wind and slope of the pitch in their favour in the first half, Thorne scored three tries through Hunt, Oli Cox and Luke Marsden. Hunt added his second and Thorne’s fourth in the second half to seal the win.