DEWSBURY MOOR Maroons climbed to fourth in Pennine League Division Four East folllowing their impressive 26-12 home win against league leaders Doncaster Toll Bar.
The hosts got off to a good start when Scott Sheard crossed over for the game’s opening try, which Brad Foster goaled to make it 6-0.
But Toll Bar responded well and put Moor under severe pressure, only to be denied a try thanks to some fine last-ditch defending from the hosts.
And shortly afterwards on a break downfield Moor stole a try against the run of play, thanks to some good handling which allowed Sheard to touch down for his second try of the game.
Foster again added the extras to extend his side’s lead to 12-0.
Toll Bar soon showed their intentions after the setback by halving their defecit thanks to a converted try which was scored by Joel Garrity.
The game was even and with half-time fast approaching the next try would be pivotal.
Luckily for the hosts it went their way when Toby Richardson powered his way over.
Foster goaled and Dewsbury’s lead stretched to 12 points.
But despite conceding a try so close to half-time, Toll Bar kept their heads up and battled hard in the second period.
Their efforts paid off when Jordan King went over for a converted try.
The visitors found themselves under severe pressure from Moor’s youngsters having just got back into the contest, and it resulted in them conceding a penalty.
Foster, who had a brilliant day with the boot, bagged the two points leaving Doncaster needing to score twice to take the lead at 20-12 down.
But it was the Maroons who rounded off the game’s scoring with one last try from Archie Bruce.
Foster goaled to make it 26-12.