Ot­ley and Hud­der­s­field share spoils as Greens edge Sh­effield

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - RUGBY UNION - CARL LIVESEY

THE SPOILS were shared in the York­shire derby between Ot­ley and Hud­der­s­field – the two sides bat­tling to a hard-fought 20-20 draw in Na­tional Two North on Saturday.

Ot­ley took the lead af­ter just five min­utes through a Joe Rown­tree penalty but the vis­i­tors can­celled that out when Jonny West was suc­cess­ful with a kick of his own.

It was Hud­der­s­field who went into the break ahead when sec­ond row Austen Thomp­son pow­er­ing over with West adding the ex­tras.

West stretched the lead af­ter the break with another kick be­fore Ot­ley fought back, re­place­ment flanker Grayson Maguire scor­ing a try with Rown­tree lev­el­ling the scores with his con­ver­sion and a penalty min­utes later.

Hud­der­s­field hit the front once more, Lewis Work­man scor­ing a con­verted try but Ot­ley were not to be out­done, winger Mike Coady scor­ing five min­utes from time and Rown­tree’s suc­cess­ful con­ver­sion en­sured the points were shared.

There was another al­lYork­shire clash at Abbey­dale, with Wharfedale com­ing away nar­row 17-10 vic­tors over ri­vals Sh­effield.

The vis­i­tors led through­out, winger James Tyson cross­ing af­ter four min­utes be­fore three suc­cess­ful kicks from Tom Bar­rett saw Wharfedale 14-0 up af­ter the first 20 min­utes.

In dif­fi­cult con­di­tions Sh­effield hit back with a try ei­ther side of the in­ter­val, but Bar­rett had the fi­nal say, his suc­cess­ful kick two min­utes from time se­cured Wharfedale’s first win of the sea­son, leapfrog­ging Sh­effield at the foot of the table.

Sh­effield Tigers were put to the sword at high-fly­ing Hinck­ley as they fell to an em­phatic 56-7 de­feat, Henri Packard scor­ing their only try.

Hull Io­ni­ans’ woes con­tinue as they re­main at the bot­tom of

Na­tional League One, they again came away empty handed af­ter 46-13 loss at Black­heath.

An early Chris Bell penalty put the vis­i­tors in the game early at just 5-3 adrift, but Black­heath pulled away, Leo Field­ing scor­ing twice with Mark Cooke and Fred­die Owen also cross­ing for the hosts who scored seven tries.

Io­ni­ans did have some suc­cess of their own in the sec­ond half, winger Jay Heath and prop Ben Steven­son both cross­ing, but they have just a single point to their name af­ter five matches.

Har­ro­gate faced early strug­glers Birken­head Park in the North Premier league and de­spite a tough bat­tle man­aged to con­demn their op­po­nents to a fifth straight de­feat by a score 37-29.

Full-back David Do­herty was a thorn in Birken­head’s side all game and claimed a hat-trick of tries, An­drew Law­son also bag­ging a brace.

Other York­shire teams didn’t fare so well in the North Premier this week­end with Morley, Ilk­ley, San­dal, Pock­ling­ton and Hull all de­feated.

For San­dal and Ilk­ley, the mar­gins were nar­row with San­dal los­ing 14-10 at home to Billing­ham and Ilk­ley los­ing out in a 27-24 bat­tle against Rossendale, al­though they did take two bonus points from the loss.

Morley lost 33-10 to Wir­ral and Pock­ling­ton took a 50-3 thump­ing from Kirkby Lons­dale. De­spite a spir­ited fight­back, Hull lost 28-19 to Lymm.

They trailed 23-0 at the break but ral­lied in the sec­ond half, al­though, ul­ti­mately, it proved to be in vain.

West Leeds and Cleck­heaton both had three wins from four games in North One East at the start of play but it was West Leeds that im­proved that record tak­ing a 19-8 vic­tory.

Their only try of the game came from cen­tre Tom Jack­son as Dale Break­well kicked four penal­ties and a con­ver­sion to se­cure the points.

Mal­ton and Nor­ton failed in their quest to claim their third win of the sea­son, los­ing 40-17 at home to Percy Park.

York and Old Brodleians are both un­beaten in York­shire

One, with York win­ning 20-19 at Mid­dles­brough while Old Brodleians over­came hosts Selby 34-7.


TOM BAR­RETT: Three suc­cess­ful kicks from the for­mer Rother­ham man put Wharfedale in charge against Sh­effield.

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