Rugby Union: Wath on the right Lines, as skipper Simon scores two

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Wath-upon-Dearne avoided a potential banana skin in Yorkshire One on Saturday, as they beat improving bottom club Acklam 29-6.

Acklam, the visitors to a blustery Moor Road, have shown continuing improvement throughout the season despite their lowly league position, and it is only a matter of time before they claim their first season scalp.

Wath avoided that fate, however, after running in six tries, with two from skipper Simon Lines.

Wath got off to a flying start in the game’s opening exchanges, as winger Steve Mason pounced upon an Acklam fumble and raced away to score the first try.

The visitors clawed their way back into the game with two penalties, in a half that was a little slow to get going.

In the second half, however, the home side exploded into life and began to show their dominance.

The Wath pack began to establish a strong platform, helping Lines to two trademark tries following driving mauls.

The third try from a maul saw Arran Tasker carry the ball over the line to put the game beyond Acklam.

But the best was yet to come, as full back Tom Quinn helped set up the try of the afternoon for centre Martyn Bray.

Quinn chipped a loose ball into his arms and raced away.

He was brought down just before the line, but the ball was recycled quickly and Bray did the rest to give Wath a final score of 29-6.

Wath now sit fourth in the Yorkshire One table, although they trail third-placed Doncaster Phoenix by nine points.

This weekend, Wath enjoy a visit to the seaside when they visit Bridlington on Saturday (2.15pm).