York Acorn are pegged back as Rochdale Mayfield snatch draw

'Catch me if you can'.Acorn's Gareth Singleton takes an interception and outpaces the Rochdale Mayfield defenders to go on to score a try during National Conference match at Thanet Road. Picture : Garry Atkinson (4800935)

Acorn's Davey Burns allows himself a smile after crashing through the Rochdale Mayfield defenders to score a try during National Conference match at Thanet Road. Picture : Garry Atkinson (4800937)

Acorn's Daryl North feels the pain as the Rochdale Mayfield defenders crash into him during National Conference match at Thanet Road. Picture : Garry Atkinson (4800939)

Acorn's Michael Embleton takes on the Rochdale Mayfield defenders to score a try

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YORK Acorn ARLC are still seeking their first win of the National Conference League division one season after a hard earned 28-28 draw in a see-saw thriller with Rochdale Mayfield at Thanet Road.

The visitors charged into a 12-0 lead in only four minutes, full-back Jack Sampson on hand to finish twice with Aidy Gleeson goaling.

Acorn winger Gareth Singleton seized on a loose pass to intercept and race 25 metres to score and Antony Chilton goaled.

A blockbusting Davey Burns run on ten minutes saw him carry three defenders over the line with him for a good score.

On the stroke of half-time, Mike Embleton saw a gap on the blindside and crashed over in the corner, and Chilton converted for a four-point interval lead.

From the restart, a short Mayfield kick was regathered by Sampson and he bolted over for a superb hat-trick. Gleeson's conversion put the visitors back in front.

On 46 minutes, Joe Porter raced 50 metres down the left for a try and two minutes later Porter sent Joe Budd over, with Chilton adding both conversions.

After a couple of drop outs on 66 minutes, Mayfield winger Rob Kershaw got over in the corner and then ex-Bradford Bulls man Matt Calland scored wide out on 72 minutes and Gleeson goaled.

Chilton shaved a post with a field goal attempt, while the visitors were kept out of striking range.

Porter was man of the match, well supported by Burns, Daryl North and Matthew Woods.

Heworth crashed to a 34-4 defeat at Hindley in atrocious weather in division three.

The hosts handled the tricky conditions better than Heworth, who could only manage a Dan Hunter try in the second half as they struggled to control the ball.

Hooker Josh Poulter impressed for the Villagers, as did skipper Chris Varley and under-18s product Liam Richmond.

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