Dinnington moved five points clear at the top for a second time, after another Ilkley
postponement, with this five-try victory over local rivals Wath. With five games
to go their fate is entirely in their own hands.
Dinnington made the best possible start to the game as, after regaining the ball
from their own kick off, they immediately pressured the home line. Tom Doughty was
stopped two metres short but the ball was quickly re-cycled and Will Marshall crashed
over from close range. Jonny West added the conversion. All this good work was immediately
wasted as Dinnington conceded a penalty from the restart, allowing Wath to close
the gap, but three minutes later Dinnington cancelled this out when quick thinking
by scrum-half Chris Reynolds, as Wath failed to control the ball at their own scrum,
had the home defence under pressure and conceding a penalty that West converted.