YORK RUFC made an emphatic return from their week-long break in action with a 52-6 win at Huddersfield YMCA.

The victory lifts York two places up to third in North One East while Huddersfield remain bottom following their ninth defeat from nine.

Shane Goulding got York off the mark after two minutes when he got on the outside of his defender from first receiver before Gavin Stead kicked two penalties for the hosts.

The rout began in earnest with Liam Hessay kicking into the try-zone and touching down.

Flanker Oscar Bell - who is continuing his excellent season in the absence of Joe Maud - made 30 metres downhill before being stopped by YMCA full-back Sam Fletcher. The covering defence could not stop the York support though and loose-head prop John Aikman got the try.

Sam Elliot made progress down one wing and intelligently retained possession. The ball was recycled and shipped to the opposite wing and Will Fordy – on as a temporary replacement for Rob Hodges – strode in.

Hessay kicked all four conversions in the first half for York, who had already secured the try bonus point.

The York scrum was dominant. In the loose, Chris Fox passed to Cade Robinson who found centre Sam Forbes in support. Both passes were in contact and Forbes scored an unconverted try.

Forbes got his second of the game a few minutes later when York had players in space out wide.

Toby Atkin got in on the act from a Goulding pass off the back of an attacking scrummage before second-rower Cade Robinson broke a tackle on the YMCA 30 and went over.

York host second-placed Moortown next Saturday.

Malton & Norton came away with only a single bonus point from a 24-19 home defeat to Kendal in North One East.

The sides were level at 14-14 at the break - a scoreline that failed to reflect the hosts’ control of the game - but Kendal had the better of the second period.

Malton set off at a cracking pace and Tom Foan went over for the opening score on six minutes, converted by Paul Angus.

But Kendal levelled when their number 10 sold a simple dummy and set up position for their number three to trundle over for a seven-pointer on 13 minutes.

Three minutes later, a wild long Malton pass was easily picked off by the Kendal number 11, who went over for another converted try.

On 25 minutes, skipper Sam Triffitt played his part in a brilliant turnover and Fothergill - after a 20-metre dash - drew his man and fed Bell to score a seven-pointer.

Kendal came out of the blocks after the break and grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck and Malton, guilty of giving up the ball too easily and weak tackling in the backs, watched as the Kendal number 11 scored his second try on 43 minutes.

Foan was given a simple run down the touchline for an unconverted score on 52 minutes again following strong work from Tenge but Kendal increased their grip on the game and, on 60 minutes, a misfield in the Malton 20-metre zone put them under pressure and it was not long before Kendal completed the scoring for the final points of the game to win by a single try.

A much-changed Pocklington's battling second-half performance brought them back from the brink to earn a losing bonus as they went down 27-20 at Bradford & Bingley in North One East.

Bradford showed the danger they pose in the fifth minute with a try at the side of the posts before quickly adding a penalty for 10-0.

A powerful Pock pack drive brought an angled penalty from Christian Pollock but Bradford responded in kind from a scrum penalty. Pollock was again on target with an angled penalty but Pocklington kicked possession away and Bradford ran it back for a second try and a 21-6 lead.

After the restart, hooker Jim Thornton was driven over from a lineout catch-and-drive, and Pollock converted, but again, Bradford pulled away with two long-range penalties.

Pocklington closed the gap to 27-20 with a penalty try.

The visitors' efforts clearly took their toll as they tired in the closing minutes, but they stuck to their task and were good value for their losing bonus point.

Selby lost 20-5 at Old Brodleians in Yorkshire One.

Yorkshire Four South East leaders York RI beat Hessle 20-0.

Fly-half Baptiste Briu's penalty gave RI a 3-0 lead after Hessle had made a strong start. Before the break, winger Rob Joy went over for an unconverted try in the corner.

The second half continued in the same vein, with Hessle throwing everything at a resolute home defence, who were rewarded when centre Jonny Evans cruised over unopposed and Briu added the extras before Lewis Starbuck notched the final try.

On Saturday, RI make the return trip to cross-city rivals Nestle Rowntree.

Nestle Rowntree lost 17-7 to Malton III in a friendly, Ali O'Gara converting Marc Ford's try for Trees' only points.