Rugby Union: Winning starts for Wheatley, Phoenix, Wath & Thorne

Wheatley Hills won 23-16 during Old Crossleyans to get their North One East debate off to a plain start.

A contingent of Jonathan Woodcock penalties cancelled out Ramen Sembi’s early try for a hosts though dual Ben Greaves penalties gave Crossleyans a 13-9 interlude lead.

James Montgomery raced over on 53 mins and Woodcock’s acclimatisation gave Wheatley a 16-13 lead, though 5 mins after Crossleyans leveled a scores with a chastisement by winger Gareth Sweeney.

However, column Sam Kerry plunged over for a try that Woodcock again converted to make a final measure 23-16.

Doncaster Phoenix got off to a winning start in Yorkshire One with a 15-11 feat during home to newly-relegated Malton and Norton.

Phoenix took a lead with an early try by Ryan Peacey, converted by debutant Jamie Guy.

Malton’s idea kicker Ian Cooke landed penalties possibly side of a mangle though Guy combined a chastisement to make it 10-6 before Peacey’s associate flanker James Holland, another joining debutant, raced in for Doncaster’s second try.

Phoenix hold on notwithstanding Malton’s Sean Emms scoring 10 mins from a end.

Wath on Dearne had an early shock though non-stop their Yorkshire One programme with a 29-25 home win over Pontefract.

Wath conceded an early try and chastisement idea before a try by centre Andy Hopkin reduced a necessity to 11-5 during a break.

The hosts edged in front by a singular indicate when Joe Bartlett converted a try by Matt Burrows early in a second half, and they gathering home their advantage when Simon Lines, a deputy in a second row, racked adult a shawl pretence of tries.

Despite carrying a male sent off, Pontefract finished strongly with dual late converted tries.

Thornensians got their Yorkshire Three debate off to a drifting start with a 54-7 home feat over Harrogate Pythons.

Thorne’s higher round doing saw them bind a bonus-winning eight-try victory.

Winger Brett Hunt (2), Adam Lloyd, Martin Moffatt, Aaron Holt, James Fenwick, Andy Evans and Anthony Bull all got on a trysheet.

Josh Walker converted all though one of a 8 tries to put a shimmer on a excellent win.

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