A SUPERB first-half display laid the foundations for New Earswick All Blacks ‘A’s seventh win of the Pennine League division four season as they beat Drighlington ‘A’ 42-28.

The White Rose Avenue side led their hosts 30-6 at the break and withstood a second-half fight back which saw Drig score 22 points in 15 minutes.

The All Blacks took the lead after two minutes when prop Robbie Beavers crashed over for an unconverted try. On 15 minutes, Beavers repeated the feat and fellow prop George Pallister converted.

The visitors extended their advantage as centre Adam Kirby collected from the kick off, broke the line and raced 60 metres to score, with George Pallister adding the extras.

George Pallister was next to cross the whitewash and he then converted a try by hooker Alan Pallister.

Winger Chris Elcock crossed in the corner and Drighlington hit back with a converted try just before the interval.

Kirby raced the length of the field early in the second half for a score converted by Pallister.

Drig then narrowed the gap to eight points with 15 minutes remaining, but All Blacks sealed their victory with a penalty from man of the match George Pallister followed by Kirby’s hat-trick try.

There was no game for New Earswick’s first team in the championship.

Selby Warriors were 32-14 winners at Boothtown in division two.

Selby Warriors ‘A’ were handed a 30-0 walkover victory against visitors Greetland All Rounders ‘A’ in division seven.

Sherburn Bears’ bid to reach the final of the Pennine Supplementary Cup failed at the last four hurdle as they went down 22-18 at Farnley Falcons.

The Falcons fielded former Leeds Rhinos star Mark Calderwood and ex-Batley, Doncaster and Dewsbury player Paul Gledhill and the duo combined to snatch the match- winning try with only three minutes left on the clock.

Centre Bryn Watson crossed for the opening try on 20 minutes and half-back Kev Jordan converted.

Ten minutes later Watson weaved through for his second and Jordan’s goal made it 12-0, although the hosts pulled back to 12-4 at the break.

Full-back Sam Booth crossed for Sherburn after the break but, after the visitors had a try ruled out for obstruction, the home side fought back to level at 16-16 with ten minutes remaining.

Farnley went ahead for the first time with a penalty on 72 minutes, but the Bears bounced back to parity with a Jordan penalty.

With extra time looming, Farnley’s Calderwood and Gledhill combined to create a try for the latter.

A below-par display by Heworth ‘A’ cost them dearly when they lost 34-10 at home to Stanley Rangers in the Yorkshire Men’s League ‘War of the Roses’ competition.

The Wakefield side went 6-0 up early on before Heworth debutant Mike Horton crashed over for a good try goaled by Gary Watkinson.

The visitors then dominated, cashing in on basic errors to punish the hosts and build a 22-6 lead by the break.

Sean Brough gave Heworth a ray of hope shortly after the restart when he cut through, but the visitors continued to impress and they added 12 more points to run out comfortable winners.

Mike Crossman, on his return to the game after a two-year absence, was the Villagers’ best player and he received good support from fellow forwards Horton and Ashley Adkins.

York Acorn ‘A’s tie against North Yorkshire Stallions was postponed as the visitors failed to field a side.