Rugby union: Wheatley Hills, Wath, Thornensians round-up

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Wheatley Hills found their form and ran out 43-10 winners at Horden in their latest North One East clash.

Scoreless for the first 27 minutes, the game sprang into life with Wheatley scoring through flanker Martin Balshaw and fly-half Owen Gilvray converting.

Prop Sam Kerry added another five minutes from the break as Wheatley led 14-5.

No 8 Tom White scored from a rolling maul on 46 minutes, Gilvray converting, and winger James Montgomery added a fourth try on 48 minutes, Gilvray converting once again to put the Doncaster side 28-10 ahead.

Centre Chris Blessed scored out wide on 52 minutes, and White and Montgomery both added second tries on 72 and 80 minutes respectively to cap the win.

Wath on Dearne moved level with fifth placed Yarnbury in Yorkshire One after overcoming an early setback to win 25-21 at Hullensians.

The home side scored an early converted try, but Wath equalised midway through the first half when centre Martin Bray scored a try which Anthony Barratt converted.

Next it was the turn of No 8 Matt Burrows to power his way over near the corner flag, dragging several defenders with him.

Barratt missed the difficult kick but he was on target when, just before half time, Bray sprinted over for his second try.

Barratt’s two penalty goals in the second half saw Wath go 25-7 up before Hullensians salvaged a losing bonus point with two converted tries in the last ten minutes.

Thornensians lost 19-17 at Bramley Phoenix in Yorkshire Three.

Fly-half Anthony Bell kicked an early penalty which put Thorne ahead but they trailed 12-3 at the break with the Phoenix having scored twice.

Winger Brett Hunt’s 56th minute try was converted by centre Ollie Cox as Thorne narrowed the gap, but Bramley also added to their score to make it 19-10.

Prop Martin Moffett scored a second try for Thorne and Cox converted to close to 19-17 but the visitors had to settle for a losing bonus point.