YORK RUFC are back to winning ways in North Premier thanks to a 40-5 thumping of Rossendale at Clifton Park.

The Green and Whites sit seventh in the 14-team table, with two wins and two defeats, going down at Preston Grasshoppers on the previous weekend.

Both losses have come away to sides relegated from the national tiers last term while the wins have been by large margins at home.

Rossendale opened the scoring before York replied through Sam Elliott, then a penalty try, going into the break.

Elliott, Tom Hicks, Will Fordy and Sam Taylor added to the scoreline in the second period.

On Saturday, York travel to sixth-placed Macclesfield.

Malton & Norton sit sixth in North One East after heaping more misery on winless Bradford & Bingley with a 52-15 win at the Gannock.

In front of Jimmy Stewart, a former player of both sides, the visitors opened the scoring in the third minute with a well-worked try, the kick pass to the winger perfectly placed for him to run on to and cross for an unconverted touchdown.

Malton replied immediately with James Bulmer following his own kick to collect and score for five points only.

On 10 minutes, Malt were awarded a penalty try, and Bradford a yellow card, after Tom Foan was brought down off the ball from behind when he hacked through and went to follow-up.

Malton’s man advantage did not last for long though. After Foan was ruled held up over the line following a quick Sam Triffitt penalty, Will Hughes was shown a yellow for rough play.

Sloppy Malt passing - a feature of the first half-hour - led to an interception by the Bees' 13, who showed some pace to score a seven-pointer on 22 minutes.

Back-rower Matt Bowman added seven points for Malton, showing power to ground from inside the visitors’ red zone.

Against the run of play just before the break, Bees converted a penalty to leave the score delicately poised at 19-15 to Malt.

The delicate situation lasted all of four minutes before Malton scored the first of 33 unanswered points.

Forward dominance was the bedrock of the second-half performance and, from this base, Malton corrected the sloppiness of the first half.

On 42 minutes, Will Bell collected a yellow for a deliberate knock forward but, despite being one man down, Malton pressured the visitors’ line to drive Bailey Lamb over for five in the corner. Poole added a fine conversion.

Malton now moved smoothly through the gearbox and on 62 minutes a scrum 20 metres out resulted in a straightforward number eight pick-up and feed to Paul Angus to romp in for seven points.

Bell hacked through on 71 minutes and produced a seven-pointer from a kindly bounce.

Three minutes later, a good deep kick out of defence and a swift follow-up with flankers prominent saw Bees rocking on their heels. Malton earned a put-in and a Triffitt pickup at the base found its way to Bowman, who obliged and dotted down for five with extras.

On 78 minutes, Foan dashed down the touchline for a final try. Poole missed the wide conversion - though this in no way detracted from a superb-tee kicking display.

Malt travel to Morley on Saturday.

Meanwhile, former Malt junior Cameron Nordli Kelemetti made a second consecutive cameo off the bench at number nine for Gallagher Premiership side Newcastle Falcons, who won 20-13 at Bath on Saturday.

North One East table-mates Pocklington went down 31-17 at Old Brodleians.

Selby are doing well in Yorkshire One, sitting third after a 40-17 win at Old Rishworthians.

York RI claimed the bragging rights over Minster city rivals Nestle Rowntree with a 19-14 away win in Yorkshire Four North West.

Adam Infante's penalty got RI in front before the visitors were awarded a penalty try.

Momentum stayed with RI and, after Matt Lucas had a try ruled out, Infante added another penalty minutes before Ben Tuningley touched down.

Al O'Gara extended RI's advantage in the second half before Bill Bryan slotted over four penalties for the hosts.

RI host Aireborough on Saturday and Trees visit Leeds Medics & Dentists.

Trees’ second XV salvaged some club pride by hammering their RI counterparts 54-14 in Yorkshire RFU Central Merit.

Jack Gabbatiss opened the scoring when he charged over from 15 metres and number eight Ian Henderson added soon after. Jack Thompson converted.

RI got back into it through Tom Naylor’s try, improved by Stu Watson, but Trees restored their advantage when Morgan Caimes crossed, converted by Thompson.

Trees went further ahead with tries from Ian Henderson, two from Jonny Marwood and one from Thompson, who also added three conversions.

Veteran Howard Reed added a Watson-converted try for RI before Trees had the last word when Will Holmes crossed and Thompson added the extras.