Club rugby: Malthouse hops in at double as Otley take Yorkshire bragging rights

Otley secured a good away win in an all-Yorkshire affair as they ran out 31-17 winners at Sheffield Tigers in National Two North on Saturday.

Sunday, 21st October 2018, 5:55 pm
Updated Sunday, 21st October 2018, 6:03 pm
Otley try scorer, Joe Rowntree.

Flanker Adam Malthouse gave Otley an early lead when he crashed over in the fifth minute but Tigers were quick to fight back with full-back Peter Swatkins scoring three minutes later.

Malthouse added his second of the day in the 12th minute with Ben Smith converting for a second time.

Otley were awarded a penalty try in the 19th minute to leave the score 21-5.

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Tigers started a fight back with winger Greg Mellor scoring before stand-off Joe Duffy added another in the 37th minute to leave the score 21-17.

Right winger Nazir Karim and replacement Joe Rowntree both scored again for Otley as they went on to seal all five points.

Wharfedale ran out 35-25 winners in their home clash with Macclesfield with tries coming from scrum-half Sam Gaudie, second row George Hedgley, winger Ollie Cicognini, centre Harry Bullough, No 8 Josh Burridge and replacement Philip Woodhead.

Harrogate had to settle for four points from their match at Kendal, having scored three tries in a 25-3 away win in the North Premier league.

Meanwhile, Hull extended their lead with seven tries in a 41-5 victory at strugglers Vale of Lune.

Sandal also enjoyed a good away win, taking five points from a 46-29 victory at Wilmslow, while Ilkley were beaten 32-8 at home by Alnwick. West Leeds were 34-31 winners at Cleckheaton with winger Jack Marshall scoring two tries, while others came from centre Sam Neave, winger Dave Gregory and second row George Carpenter.

Old Crossleyans were beaten 31-10 at Moortown and lost the lead in Yorkshire One, with Middlesbrough’s 38-10 victory at Selby putting them top of the early table.