Wharfedale Foresters 23

Doncaster Phoenix 3

THE Wharfedale Foresters righted a few wrongs from last week's defeat by beating Doncaster Phoenix 23-3 at the Castle Park complex on Saturday.

A cagey start to the match resulted in defences being on top with scoring opportunities few and far between.

Foresters broke the deadlock on the half hour mark when fly half Rory MacNab converted a penalty from in front of the posts. This was cancelled out almost immediately by his opposite number.

Back on the attack, the Foresters forced another penalty attempt which MacNab converted.

With time running out before the break, Doncaster had a line-out on their own 22-yard line, but they catch the the throw-in and Joe Fawcett pounced on the loose ball.

It seemed he had knocked on, but the referee missed this and he scored a try to the left hand side of the posts, which was duly added to by MacNab, making 13-3 at half-time.

A similar second half ensued with the defensive efforts of both sides on top.

Scoring chances were few and far between with the Foresters striving to put the result out of reach of the home side.

A well-worked 10-yard driven line-out move resulted in a try by second row Elliot Stockton, converted again by MacNab.

The final score was another penalty by MacNab to claim a 100 per cent record from the tee, with the final score being 23-3 to the Foresters.

Some of the wrongs of the previous week were righted with more cohesion shown by the whole squad, and with the old foes of Harrogate beating Sheffield Tigers at Rudding Park this aided the Foresters' position at the top of the Yorkshire League.