Rugby Union: ’Gate miss out by a ‘try score’ as Tigers net season’s first win

Wharfedale tryscorer Josh Burridge. PIC: Scott Merrylees
Wharfedale tryscorer Josh Burridge. PIC: Scott Merrylees
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Sheffield Tigers picked up a 24-17 victory at Harrogate in National Two North.

Alex Graham opened the scoring, and despite being pegged back, Jamie Broadley went over twice and Tom Outram kicked nine points to give the Tigers their first away win of the campaign.

After the previous week’s lacklustre performance, Wharfedale bounced back in style to beat South Leicester 38-32. Wharfedale had secured a bonus point by the break with winger Lewis Wilson, prop Ian Larkin, winger Olly Cicognini and Ralph Wellock all having tries converted by stand-off and captain Ricky Aley. After the break centre Tom Davidson and No 8 Josh Burridge also touched down. Elsewhere, Otley were beaten 34-3 at Caldy.

In National Three North, Cleckheaton lost out 57-15 at Rossendale, while Sandal recorded a 59-12 win over Morley.

Bridlington maintained their unbeaten record in Yorkshire One with a 21-8 home win over York, while second-placed West Leeds kept on the pace with a 44-31 home win over Selby.

Winger Jack Marshall scored two of the six Leeds tries, while Selby came back strongly in the second half to secure a four-try bonus.

There were wins also for Old Brodleians, 31-15 at Bradford Salem, and Beverley, 47-7 at home to North Ribblesdale, but Keighley slipped when they were beaten 23-16 at Hullensians.