Rugby Union: Wharfedale keep try line intact on way to derby defeat of Harrogate

James Ellar was among the try scorers as Sandal recorded a five-try 40-19 win over Doncaster Phoenix to complete a season's double.
James Ellar was among the try scorers as Sandal recorded a five-try 40-19 win over Doncaster Phoenix to complete a season's double.
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Wharfedale ran out 17-3 winners in their Yorkshire derby match against Harrogate in National Two North.

James Tincknell opened the scoring for the hosts with a try after four minutes, before George Hedgley crossed to give Wharfedale a 10-0 lead at the break.

Harry Bullough scored the hosts third try of the match on 45 minutes, Jamie Guy adding the extras, before Harrogate scored a penalty which proved to be their only points of the match.

Wharfedale are safely in mid table in 11th place, seven points clear of Harrogate who still have work to do to pull away from the foot of the table.

Elsewhere, Otley lost out 34-19 at home against South Leicester. Hull Ionians went down to a 26-7 defeat at second place Plymouth Albion in National One.

After their Yorkshire Cup defeat by Otley last week, Huddersfield returned to winning ways to consolidate their lead in National Three North with a 26-10 win at Lymm.

Alex Battye and Nick Sharpe scored tries in the first half, Chris Bell with one conversion, to put the visitors 12-7 up at the interval.

Second-half scores from Lewis Workman and Lewis Bradley, both converted by Bell, secured the bonus point for Huddersfield who are 13 points clear at the top of the table.

Sandal moved up to fourth when they completed the season’s double with a five-try, 40-19 win at Doncaster Phoenix.

Three first-half penalties from 18-year-old Sam Brooke gave Phoenix a 9-8 interval lead, but they were down to 14 men when Sandal centre James Ellar crossed for the first of his two tries early in the second half.

Greg Wood converted three of the visitors’ tries as well as landing two penalties and a drop goal.

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