Rugby Union: Wheatley Hills, Wath, Thorne, Rossington all slip up

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Wheatley Hills slipped to defeat against Rochdale for a second time this season, losing 14-8 in their latest North One East clash.

Rochdale bossed the first half and were 14-0 up by the break.

Their left winger Dick West crashed over in the corner on 25 minutes.

Fly half James Duffy was kicking from wide out and his effort hit the bar but bounced over to add the extras.

On 35 minutes, Rochdale once again broke out wide and this time it was Oli Coldman on the opposite side. Once again, Duffy found the right kick from a tight angle.

In the final 20 minutes, Wheatley managed to put some play together and were rewarded on 73 minutes with Matthew Green going over before Owen Gillvray kicked a penalty to take a bonus point.

Wath on Dearne are finding the going tough in Yorkshire One and suffered their second defeat of the season at the hands of Bridlington, going down 36-10 at Moor Road.

Winger Brad Taylor scored both of Wath’s tries, one in either half, but both were wide out on the wing and goal kicker Sam Jones missed both conversions.

Bridlington ran away with the game in the closing stages, scoring three tries in the last ten minutes.

Thornensians, decisive 62-7 winners on their own ground last October, slipped up 29-0 on their visit to lower placed Stocksbridge.

Thorne were already 20-0 down by half time and restricted the home side to one further try in the second half, which came when Stocksbridge had two players in the sin bin.

Meanwhile, Rossington Hornets went down 20-10 at home against Stanley Rodillians in Yorkshire Five.