BEN Jones stole the show as New Earswick ARLC gained revenge over Newsome in scintillating fashion to bolster their promotion chances.

All Blacks threw away a 22-8 lead with 12 minutes to go to lose away to the Panthers last season as both sides secured promotion to Pennine League division one.

There was a hint of dj vu this time as Panthers scored a second try ten minutes into the second half to close the gap to 26-10 and threaten another comeback.

But those fears were dispelled in stunning fashion as the All Blacks scored tries aplenty to finally win 60-10, with man of the match scrum-half Jones getting five in a personal tally of 28 points.

Alan Pallister got the York side started with an eighth-minute try, with Jones booting his first of three goals before grabbing his first touchdown after great work by hooker Tom Hodgson.

A fine Liam Gargan pass sent Chris Judge over and Jones dummied in for his second before Newsome got off the mark with a converted try.

All Blacks prop Eddie Keeping pounced on a kick from veteran full-back Dave Carling to make it 26-6 at half-time and, after Panthers got their second try, All Blacks went up another gear to score six more in the last quarter.

Judge sent Jones in for his hat-trick and the scrum-half soon got his fourth, with substitute James Sanderson kicking the first of his four goals.

Jones set up the try of the match for teenage winger Joe Stearman to finish from 50 metres, and then Judge got his second and turned provider for Jones to complete his personal high five.

Sanderson crossed and converted in the last minute to complete a win which opened a four-point gap between All Blacks in second place to Kippax in third.

York Acorn 'A' upset the apple cart in division three as they turned over leaders Dearne Valley Bulldogs 37-6.

Acorn, who at one stage were looking over their shoulders at the drop zone, are now fixed in mid-table.

Selby Warriors ran riot against Meltham All Blacks to win 62-0 and put pressure on their promotion rivals in division four.

Updated: 10:08 Tuesday, February 14, 2006