DONCASTER were mauled 15-5 as York RUFC Under-16s continued their winning run with their most impressive victory to date.

The South Yorkshire side had dominated the encounters between the two outfits for the past three years – including a 34-7 win at Castle Park in September.

But York have developed well in recent weeks and a 50-5 demolition of Old Rishworthians saw them extend their unbeaten streak to eight games.

Having not lost since being bested by Otley in mid-October, York took to the Clifton Park pitch against Doncaster in confident mood – despite being without Jarrod Bambridge, who scored four tries the week before.

York started with the breeze and pinned Doncaster back in their own 22 with some astute kicking.

The visitors struggled against the commitment and tenacity of the smaller York forwards and the young Clifton Parkers were unlucky not to forge ahead early on.

The front five had a good day in the set-piece with George Hawkridge having his best game to date at the front of the lineout.

But it wasn’t until late in the first half that Edward Buck made York’s territory and possession pay – forcing his way over following a series of rucks on the Doncaster line.

Leading 5-0 at the break, the second period started with a bang as Jack Ambler and Joe Temple linked up well.

The York break was inches short but a quick ruck saw Daniel Coe take the ball in the unfamiliar first receiver position, and he drew the last defender before passing the ball Patrick Marunder who went over for the try.

This second score shocked Doncaster into action and a York error from the restart allowed them to develop field position and exert some pressure on the Clifton Parkers’ line. The visitors enjoyed their best spell, keeping York pinned down on their own line for the next five minutes, before crashing over following a well constructed attack.

York continued to force errors with aggressive defence and it was following a highly competitive ruck on the half-way line that Ambler put a clever box kick over the head of the blindside defending wing.

The Doncaster player was unable to gather the bouncing ball before Marunder chased it down collected and sprinted clear to score his second and York’s third try.