Rugby Union: Wheatley Hills, Wath, Thornensians, Rossington latest

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Wheatley Hills moved up one place to eighth in North One East with a 34-14 bonus point win at home to higher placed Old Crossleyans.

They went ahead with an early try by skipper Tom Buckenham, playing in the back row.

Stand-off Mark Sanderson converted and did so again when he himself crashed over to give Wheatley a 14-0 lead.

Crossleyans replied with a converted try in first half stoppage time.

Second row Dan Undy and winger Jamie Webb scored further tries for Wheatley, the former converted by Sanderson who also slotted over a penalty goal, before the Halifax side gained their second converted try. Both the visitors’ tries were scored by stand-off Jack Hammond.

Wheatley sealed their win when full back Rob Worrincy dived over for a fifth try.

Wath on Dearne failed to recover from a poor first half display as they lost 27-10 at home to Scarborough.

Scrum half Joe Bartlett ran a try in for Wath in the first half but Scarborough found it too easy to breach their defence and Tom Harrison ran the full length of the field for one try.

Graham Jeffrey added a second try for Scarborough before the hosts improved after the break.

But for all the possession they had, Wath couldn’t make it count and Jan Teiber crashed over for Scarborough.

Flanker Martin Balshaw scored with the last play of the game but it was too little too late for Wath.

Thornensians came from behind to secure a 23-10 home victory in a hard fought game against Leeds rivals Burley in Yorkshire Three.

Burley had turned round 10-5 ahead through two tries to one by open side flanker Arran Holt for the Thorne club.

But the home side levelled when Brett Hunt, having moved from full back to wing, raced over for a try six minutes into the second half.

Centre Ollie Cox then added a penalty goal and Thorne took control when Michael Roodt and Ryan Pilley both crashed over.

Thorne look set to finish fifth. They face another hard test on Saturday when they travel to Castleford.

Rossington Hornets went down 53-10 against Hallamshire in Yorkshire Five.