Irvine inspiration behind a solid Harrogate victory

Callum Irvine.
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Harrogate secured a 34-21 victory over Caldy in National Two North, with Callum Irvine’s two tries and drop goal getting him the man of the match award.

Other tries came from No8 Will Enslin and centre Lewis Minikin, who also kicked three penalties and three conversions.

Sandal lost out 20-24 at home against Preston Grasshoppers, despite tries from winger Simon Frewin and flanker James Briscoe.

Elsewhere Otley scraped a 10-8 victory over South Leicester, while Huddersfield were beaten 28-35 by Sale at Lockwood Park. Flanker Pat Power scored two of Ilkley’s six tries in a 40-31 win at Birkenhead Park, where Joe Rowntree converted five out of six.

Hull were edged out 22-20 on their visit to Firwood Waterloo, but Cleckheaton triumphed 22-17 at higher-placed Stockport with No8 Richard Piper scoring two of their tries.

Bottom club Burnage scored only their third win of the campaign, 25-23, at the expense of hosts Huddersfield YMCA.

Doncaster Phoenix maintained their North One East lead but were under pressure in their home game against Percy Park, where they won 39-36 despite the visitors scoring six tries to five.

Morley kept on the pace with a 51-28 win at South Shields Westoe, while Wheatley Hills boost their bid to avoid the drop when they beat third-placed West Hartlepool 26-22.

Dinnington closed in on their fourth placed rivals with an 8-6 home win over Alnwick.

Pocklington, leading 7-0 at half time through a converted try by scrum-half Ben Rees, were edged out 8-7 at home to Morpeth.

Two tries by flanker Jesse Harris helped Driffield to a bonus-point 22-9 home win over bottom-placed neighbours Beverley.

Bradford and Bingley, the Yorkshire One leaders, scored seven tries to one in a 48-8 win at York.

Winger Nick Gore and centre Lachlan Moore bagged two each.

Second-placed Malton and Norton also managed a bonus point in a 27-15 home win over Bridlington, their tries coming from prop Ben Boothman, winger Ian Cooke, fly-half Nick Daly and centre Sam Harrison.

But Bridlington maintained third place ahead of Hullensians, who were edged out 23-22 at Old Brodleians.

Scarborough, 19-17 down at half time, saw off Old Crossleyans to score five tries in a 32-19 win at Halifax.