NEW EARSWICK All Blacks moved three points clear at the top of Yorkshire Men’s League division one following a 26-4 victory against second placed Norland Sharks.

Tommy Hields broke the deadlock after 13 minutes with a try converted by Tom Holmes.

Ewen Coverdale’s first try of the season then increased the lead to 10-0 before Holmes again added the extras.

Holmes scored a penalty at the start of the second half as the All Blacks stormed towards their sixth consecutive league win.

With 68 minutes played, Hields went over the line again for his eighth try in the last four games. Holmes converted.

Norland, who would have gone top if they had won this contest, finally got on the scoresheet with eight minutes to go.

But the fightback was short-lived and Sean Malarkey added another try for the All Blacks in the 77th minute.

Holmes maintained his 100 per cent kicking record for the afternoon with his fifth success of the game.

Neighbours Heworth are now four points adrift of the All Blacks in third place following a second consecutive defeat.

George Elliott’s side slumped to a 38-22 defeat against Skirlaugh Bulls who are fourth in the table with a game in hand.

The Villagers trailed 16-6 at the break but fought back to lead 18-16 after 47 minutes.

Basic errors and failure to control possession, however, gifted the visitors four unanswered tries to seal a comprehensive defeat.

Heworth’s tries were scored by Chris Borwell, Lewis Brown,Max Carry, and Dave Hayes. Joe Deighton scored three goals.

York Acorn ‘A’ suffered the frustration of a third consecutive postponement when their division one fixture against West Hull was postponed due to a shortage of players in the opposition camp.

York Lokomotive celebrated their first game at Sim Balk Lane with a 56-24 victory over West Bowling ‘A’ in Yorkshire Four.

The result lifted the Lokos, who have re-located after two years on the Knavesmire, back to the top of the table.