Runaway champions Sheffield Tigers suffer only home defeat of season

Sheffield Tigers, with the National Three North title already safely in the bag, suffered their first home league defeat of the season when Ilkley scraped a 28-27 win in the final match of the campaign at Dore Moor.

Monday, 25th April 2016, 5:14 am

Tigers were left to salvage two bonus points – one for scoring four tries, the other for losing by less than eight points – and have ended the campaign with 109 points, 16 clear of runners-up Wirral, who were edged out 37-32 at Rossendale.

That win puts Rossendale up to sixth place ahead of Sheffield, who were beaten 27-19 on their visit to relegated Huddersfield YMCA.

Dinnington held their sixth place in North One East despite being beaten 38-7 on their visit to second bottom South Shields Westoe.

Barnsley finished their Yorkshire Two campaign with an eight-try, 53-5 home victory over tailenders Castleford.

Wath on Dearne slipped to a disappointing defeat in Yorkshire Two, losing to Old Grovians who sit four places below them in the table.

Jack Fereday and Barrie Warriner both scored a brace as Mosborough took a 32-29 home win over Ossett. Full back Dale Adey scored the other.

Steve Mason and Aaron Lonsdale scored the tries as Rotherham Clifton beat Hessle 21-7.

Fly half Corey Cox added a conversion and three penalties.

Stocksbridge lost 63-5 at Yorkshire Three champions Wetherby, Sheffield Medicals were beaten 22-24 at home against Ripon, and Sheffield Oaks went down 48-13 to Hemsworth.