Yorkshire RU round-up: Jordan’s double not enough as Wharfedale hopes dashed

Wharfedale v Blaydon. Jamie Guy. Picture Scott Merrylees
Wharfedale v Blaydon. Jamie Guy. Picture Scott Merrylees
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Wharfedale suffered heartbreak as they lost out to hosts Hinckley 31-30 with the last kick of the National Two game.

The Yorkshire side were left with two bonus points, but could have scooped all five before the Midlands outfit grabbed victory.

Hinckley led 21-15 at half-time with Josh Prell and Dan Stockdale touching down and Jamie Guy kicked a conversion and penalty to keep Dale in touch.

After the break, two excellent tries from Scott Jordan plus another conversion and penalty gave Wharfedale the lead, before Hinckley hit back in the dying seconds.

Hull Ionians lost out 38-19 at promotion-chasing Birmingham Moseley in National One despite a late rally which saw them score 12 unanswered points.

Centre John Allott’s early try was converted by fly-half Lee Millar, but Birmingham rallied and took advantage of discipline issues for Ionians.

Full-back Greg Lound scored in the corner late on, and when scrum-half Callum Irvine scored in the final minutes Millar added the conversion, but it was not enough.

Sheffield Tigers were comfortably beaten 40-17 at home to Stourbridge in National Two.

Stourbridge dominated the first half and capitalised on errors with the ball and in the tackle to lead 21-0 at the break.

Tigers did make inroads in the second half, with Jamie Broadley scoring two tries and Will Bennett one, but the damage had already been done, the Tigers taking no points from the game.

Harrogate lost out narrowly 19-15 at South Leicester, while Otley lost 45-19 to visitors Sedgley Park.

National Three North leaders Huddersfield extended their unbeaten run into the second half of the season with a 46-7 win at Billingham, their seven tries putting them a further point ahead of second-placed Rossendale, who were restricted to three tries in a 17-10 home win over Morley.

Lewis Bradley and Brandon Conway scored two tries apiece with Austen Thompson, captain Alex Battye and Elliott Hodgson all going over to wrap up a convincing seven-try victory.

Hull also closed in on third-placed Wirral thanks to a five-try bonus in their 34-8 home win over Firwood Waterloo.

The visitors scored their points in the first six minutes, and Hull had to work hard before pulling back a penalty by Tomasi Tanumi and then edging in front 10-8 at half-time when Tanumi converted a good 45-yard try by back Chris Harding.

No 8 Joe Stafford and flanker Cameron Curry also scored before replacement winger George Fossey capped a length-of-the-field move to touch down for the bonus try which Tanumi converted. Tanumi again converted when prop Dominic Hardman ran in from 30 yards.

Sandal stayed level with Hull on league points when they romped to a 14-try, 96-10 home victory over bottom-placed Stockport.

Cleckheaton moved ahead of their rivals when they won 12-6 with the two tries of the match at Ilkley.

Doncaster Phoenix suffered their ninth consecutive defeat when they lost 17-10 at home to Lymm.

Sheffield twice came from behind to win 39-29 at Derby, maintaining their second spot in National Three Midlands.

In a keenly fought game between the top two Yorkshire teams in North One East, Pocklington came from behind for a 23-15 home win over Bradford & Bingley.

The Bees turned round 8-3 ahead, but Pocklington had edged into a 16-15 lead with five minutes to go when the visitors ran the ball from their own line and looked set to score. But they dropped the ball and Pocklington fly-half Matty Procter dropped on it, Jonty Peters converting.

Malton & Norton eased their relegation worries when they won 26-24 at home to Dinnington, although both sides scored four tries and Dinnington’s two bonus points kept them just ahead of their rivals.

Bridlington maintained their Yorkshire One lead when they touched down 10 times in a 62-3 home win over Selby.

West Leeds kept on the pace in second whey they also picked up a try bonus in a 37-15 home win over Scarborough, leading 34-3 until the visitors scored two late tries while Leeds were down to 13 men.