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York RUFC lose out at Driffield
10:26am Monday 15th October 2012 in Sport
YORK RUFC paid the price for a poor first-half performance as they crashed 38-17 at Driffield in Yorkshire One.
The Clifton Parkers trailed 31-0 at the break and were heading for a major humiliation as Driffield had already secured a bonus point with four tries.
York fly-half John Dawes missed a second-minute penalty from 35 yards, but after that it was Driffield all the way.
The half-time team talk must have resonated with the York players because the second half produced a different performance.
The target of winning the period was achieved, but the overall deficit proved too great.
It did not start well as they knocked on near their own 22-metre line and Driffield scored a converted try to lead 38-0.
However, York responded with tries by Mark Benson and York City Knights convert George Elliott, both converted Dawes, who also helped himself to a drop goal.
Meanwhile, York RI lost 61-5 at Old Rishworthians in Yorkshire Three.