POCKLINGTON RUFC were unable to arrest their 100 per cent losing start as they fell to their heaviest defeat so far this season, going down 62-10 at Durham City.

It was a day when nothing went right for Pocklington who were well beaten by a better side.

And their struggles were not helped by a spate of injuries, ending with four players limping off and leaving them with just two forwards having to serve in a makeshift backline.

In addition, a few key moments went against them to further make it a game to forget.

Pocklington's poor day started early as they got a slow start.

Just five minutes in, Durham pressed in both corners before breaking through the middle for the first score, and they went 14-0 up on the quarter hour when they ran back a box kick from Pock.

For the next half hour both sides had equal moments in attack, but it saw Pocklington fail to turn pressure into points while Durham clinically put away their opportunities.

Once again Pocklington's powerful scrummaging was to the fore, regularly destroying the home scrum and pushing them off the ball.

Twice Durham somehow escaped after Pocklington's pack had marched deep into the red zone; and Pocklington's scant reward was to come away with a 26th minute Christian Pollock penalty, before Durham broke away to cross out wide and make it 21-3.

Pocklington started the second half with another pack surge, only to be penalised within sight of the home line then see Durham take play to the other end and grab their bonus point try.

And Pocklington had their noses rubbed in it when a home centre dropped the ball on halfway but was allowed to run on and score under the posts.

Though Durham were now out of sight, Pocklington still had chances to peg them back but they lost a series of lineout in the home 22, followed by the loss of a trio of backs to injury and No 8 Andy Little going on another cogent charge before also hobbling off.

An emergency reshuffle saw Pocklington with as many players out of position as in, and Durham put the game to bed with a couple more scores.

Pocklington plugged away to the bitter end, and after Will Sayer, now helping out at centre, and hooker Jim Thornton had taken them back onto the attack they battered at the home line from a series of pick and go drives and scrums.

They were finally awarded a penalty try when the Pock front row launched another unstoppable scrum drive.

Pocklington now have to regroup this Saturday as they host local rivals and the new league leaders Driffield.

Elsewhere, Selby moved to fifth in the Yorkshire Division One table after narrowly edging to a 17-14 win away to Dinnington.

Dunnington struck first but tries from Jay Robinson and Josh Cruise, both unconverted, put Selby ahead 10-7 at half-time.

Ten minutes after the restart, the hosts reaffirmed their lead but in the final ten minutes Duncan Hardy crossed the whitewash before Cruise landed the goal to establish a three-point advantage which Selby managed to hold on to.

It's Selby first win on the road this term after losing 23-19 at Heath last month and it's a third victory from their first four league matches which puts them just six points behind unbeaten league leaders Old Brodleians.

Next up for Selby is a return to Sandhill Lane to host Old Crossleyans who sit just a place and just a couple of points behind them.

The Halifax-based side will be full of confidence after recording their biggest win over the term with a 42-17 triumph at home to Goole.

They're also the only side to defeat third-placed West Leeds so far.