GARETH Singleton grabbed four tries as York extended their 100 per cent Yorkshire One record to a sixth game by beating Old Rishworthians 40-19 at Clifton Park.

Skipper Sam Forbes and Liam Hessay also crossed the line for the hosts, with the latter kicking two penalties and Jon Dawes adding a couple of conversions.

Against their Copley-based opponents, who were promoted last term, York opened the scoring with Hessay’s first penalty goal after the visitors had infringed at the breakdown.

The lead was then extended with a superb try from Singleton, who broke through three tackles to score wide out.

Hessay’s conversion finished wide but he made amends with another penalty and a try in the left corner to give the home side a 16-point lead.

York were trying to open play out which proved difficult in the wet conditions and allowed fly-half Joshua Kelly to clear well with some long touch kicks.

Darren Rutherford also intercepted and ran clear, only to be penalised for not releasing as his team-mates raced up in support.

Soon afterwards, Singleton completed his hat-trick of tries with one in each corner, but Rishworthians hit back when their speedy full-back Luke Flanagan gave the hosts a torrid time and poor tackling saw centre Kian Stewart dive over for a simple try under the posts.

A great cover tackle by George Davies saved York from further embarrassment as the half finished 28-5.

The league leaders brought on Dan Coe and Dawes for Daz Rutherford and Will Atkin at the restart.

Hooker Ross White went on to pick up a yellow card, but York stayed on the attack, with flanker Shane Goulding his usual forceful self, making space for Singleton to grab his fourth try, which Dawes converted with a fine kick from wide out.

Rishworthians centre Douglas Heseltine was then presented with a gift try under the posts as York seemed to believe that the game was won.

But Forbes forced his way over as the home side found some late form and Dawes added the conversion.

Rishworthians had the last word, however, when flanker Harry Robinson crossed under the posts, allowing Kelly an easy conversion.

York had looked the stronger and faster outfit throughout, but would not have been happy with their error count or wayward concentration when defending once they had established a comfortable lead.