HEWORTH ARLC went top of Yorkshire Men's League division one and gained further local bragging rights after a 30-6 win over York Acorn 'A'.

It was by no means one-way traffic and Acorn put up a sterling effort, but they ultimately lost out to the extra skill and pace of the Heworth outfit who notched six tries in all.

The Villagers now sit atop the table above Queensbury on points-difference, albeit having played one game more.

In humid conditions at Elmpark Way, hosts Heworth took the lead on two minutes when Gareth Watson crashed over for an unconverted try following good work by Liam Jackson and Joe Deighton. Jackson was back at scrum-half for the Black and Whites and dual-registration from York City Knights.

Then a superb 40-metre break by the impressive Dave Hayes resulted in stand-off Adam Dent going over under the posts and this time Deighton made no mistake with the conversion to put Heworth 10 points up.

This was extended when, following a 50-metre charge by Josh Poulter, winger Jake Atkinson took Dent's pass to crash over wide out.

Deighton added the extras and at 16-0 Heworth looked well in command.

Acorn had other ideas, with Toby Woodall forcing his way over the line from acting-half to get them off the mark, Josh Parker converting easily.

But this was as good as it got on the scoreboard for the Blue and Golds.

The second half was generally quite scrappy but Heworth managed a further three tries through Deighton, man-of-the-match Fergus Chapman and Jackson, with Deighton adding one conversion.

Meanwhile, New Earswick All Blacks' premier division game at home to Upton was called off by the visitors less than two hours before kick-off. Assuming All Blacks are awarded a walkover, they will go off the bottom of the table.

The same fate befell York Lokomotive in division three as scheduled opponents Elland, the early table-toppers, were unable to raise a team. This game, however, is set to be rearranged.