The Phoenix rise in table

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DONCASTER Phoenix moved into the top half of Yorkshire Two with a decisive 57-29 home victory over Moortown.

Phoenix turned round 24-14 down but defended well in the second half and made several tactical changes to their side which brought them six further tries after the restart.

Winger Tom Elliot and Craig Deakin, who had switched from full-back to centre in the second half, ran in two tries each.

Doncaster travel to Old Rishworthians on Saturday.

Barnsley ran in six tries on their way to a 38-0 victory over Old Rishworthians at Shaw Lane.

Things began well for Barnsley with flanker Joe South scoring a try after just two minutes which was converted by stand-off Andrew Appleyard.

Appleyard also added the conversion following a 13th minute try from centre Andrew Buckingham while Tom Naseby’s score on 25 minutes put Barnsley in the driving seat at 19-0.

A fourth try came five minutes from half time and put them 26-0 up, and others in the second half from winger Andrew Smith and second row Rob Jeffrey sealed the win.

Barnsley travel to fellow promotion chasers Pocklington on Saturday.

Rotherham Phoneix slipped to a 17-13 in their Yorkshire Three match with lower placed Aireborough.

In a game between two well matched sides, Rotherham had the upper hand in the first half and turned round 7-3 ahead with a try from flanker James Mallinder, converted by Tom Jenkinson.

But they could manage only two Jenkinson penalty goals in the second period as Aireborough swung the result in their favour with two converted tries.

Then, in the last minute of the game, Phoenix almost snatched the win when they got over the Aireborough line but could not ground the ball.