MALTON & Norton got back to winning ways in North One East with a dramatic late win over Morley at The Gannock.

Malt threw away a 19-0 lead to trail the former giants of Yorkshire rugby union 29-26 as the clock ticked passed 80 minutes, and they duly looked on course for a third straight loss.

But they thereafter pitched on the Morley line and reward came on 85 minutes as man-of-the-match Sam Triffit sneaked over for a match-winning try.

Paul Angus added the extras and Malt won 33-29 to go above Pocklington and into 10th place in the table.

M&N now play their postponed league game against Consett this Saturday, with their Yorkshire Cup second round tie against Doncaster Phoenix, originally scheduled for this weekend, to be rearranged.

A minute's silence was observed before the game against Morley in honour of former club president John Tate-Smith, who has passed away.

Malton opened with a brisk try from John Vasconcelos converted by Angus.

Morley replied with 10 minutes of pressure. However, the hosts held out and then extended their lead.

A kickable 15th-minute penalty was ignored as Malt opted for the scrum. A succession of phase ball and grounding appeals were ignored by the referee but on the fifth scrum reward finally came with a try by Tom Lowry converted by Angus.

Malton's forwards took control for the remainder of the half and, following a break from Triffit, the supporting Lowry galloped over for his second try.

However, Morley hit back with a converted try on the stroke of half-time, the visitors cutting the deficit to 19-7.

Morley's pack, who had been docile in the first half, woke up after the interval and, following a failed penalty attempt by Angus, took control for the next 20 minutes.

A total of 19 unanswered points followed as the visitors took the lead. There was some indifferent marking and tackling by Malton with the forwards suddenly being shunted off the ball at scrum time and losing confidence.

With 15 minutes left, Nick Salisbury came on to give the hard-working Rob Featherstone a well-earned break. Malton's revitalised forwards thundered back into the game and on 70 minutes Liam Vaughan, despite suffering from cramp, went over for the conversion to bring the scores level at 26-26.

There followed two yellow cards against Morley in swift succession for repeat infringements on their own line as Malton looked for a winner.

However, Morley had one more trick up their sleeve and a high ball went through the normally safe hands of Sean Emms and, in the ensuing loose play, the 13-man visitors earned and kicked a penalty on 77 minutes.

However, Malton built late pressure and Triffit got the reward.