RELEGATED New Earswick All Blacks ARLC ended their difficult season in the Yorkshire Men's League with defeat to fellow strugglers Bramley Buffaloes.

Aaron Henry and Jake Barnett both notched doubles for a Buffaloes side who leapfrogged All Blacks in the table to leave them at the bottom with only three points from their 14 games.

Jack Stearman's men will therefore return to division one just one season after being promoted.

Set to go the other way are neighbours Heworth, who as reported sealed top spot in division one by default - being given a 24-0 walkover win by Skirlaugh Bulls, who were unable to raise a team.

Their final league game before the top-four play-offs is a derby against York Acorn 'A', who will go into it on the back of a thrilling 36-34 defeat to Keighley Albion.

Acorn's try-scorers were Adam Sellars, Ross Varley, Joel Johnson, Chris Rushworth, Mark Sanderson and veteran Mike Embleton (2), with Tony Shepherd adding three goals.

Sherburn Bears beat Sheffield Forgers 24-4 to finish mid-table in division four with seven wins and seven losses, while Heworth ‘A’ were given a walkover win by scheduled hosts Dewsbury Celtic in division five.