Otley crush Scunthorpe as Calderwood stars for West Leeds

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Otley ran in five tries as they won 32-8 against Scunthorpe in National Two North.

A penalty, a try and a conversion from full-back Tom Hodson helped them to a 20-3 half-time lead with fly-half James White and winger Alex Beaumont also touching the ball down.

The home side picked up where they left off after the restart with Paul Petchey, who had replaced the injured Beaumont, scoring after 45 minutes.

On 53 minutes, Max Johnson wrapped up the points for Otley and Hodson was on hand to add the extras.

Harrogate suffered their first loss in four games after going down 28-15 at Leicester Lions.

Keane Naylor tries either side of the break weren’t enough for Harrogate with an Ian Smith brace and tries from Benji Marfo and Oli Taylor condemning them to defeat.

Sam Fox added the remainder of Harrogate’s tally with a conversion and a penalty.

Sheffield Tigers finally ended their 12-game losing streak with a vital 14-8 victory at home to Yorkshire rivals Wharfedale.

All Tigers’ points came before half time, Jamie Broadley scored their only try and three penalties kicked by Mark Ireland helped them into a 14-0 lead.

Wharfedale hit back in the second half when Harry Bullough went over and after a successful penalty the comeback looked on, but the Tigers dug deep to secure a crucial four points.

Tigers moved off the bottom of the table, whilst Wharfedale in 13th are slowly getting dragged into the relegation picture themselves.

Last year’s RFU Senior Vase champions, West Leeds remain on track for a return to Twickenham after they beat hosts Novocastrians 76-0 in the Intermediate Cup.

Winger Mark Calderwood scored five tries, scrum-half Joe Bedford add three and winger Jack Marshall scored two, with the others coming from centre Sam Neave and 40-year-old replacement Phil Thompson.

The group included Peter Drinnan, from Wetherby

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