It just gets even better

WATH produced their best half of rugby this blistering season as they made it 16 wins from 16 with a 58-10 mauling of third place Bramley Phoenix in Yorkshire Three.

Things looked uncertain for the first 20 minutes at Moor Road as Bramley attacked the Wath defence with vigour.

But Wath held firm and hit back when centre Steve Mason burst through the middle of the Bramley line to score a superb try that would consequently dictate the tempo of the game.

Despite Bramley’s valiant defensive efforts, Wath were able to play their favoured brand of rugby with quick, expansive attacks.

The ball found full back Adam West who hit the line at pace and fed a well timed pass to centre Mason who went over for his second.

Wath finished the half strong as a powerful burst by number eight Matthew Burrows saw him find scrum half Josh Bird who could not be caught from 15 metres.

The second half saw Wath step up the level to their best of the season, with credit going to Bramley for adding two tries of their own.

Quick hands through the backs saw West burst up the wing and dummy the defender with an impressive side step to go over.

The best try of the game saw 19-year-old fly half Ashley Rothery make a sublime break for 40 metres before passing to West to snatch his second.

Mercurial centre Joe Bartlett fed Mason who weaved in to seal his hat trick while the tireless work ethic of man of the match, back row Joe Earp helped him find space for West to complete his trio.

While the majority of the backs took the scoring plaudits, credit must go to the powerful Wath pack who played at a pace and power the opposition could not live with.

West grabbed a fourth try while number eight Matthew Burrows added two in the closing stages.

Wath travel to Hessle on Saturday, looking to pass the 800 point mark for the season.

n Barnsley ran out 25-11 winners over West Leeds in their latest Yorkshire Two clash at Shaw Lane while a try, two conversions and penalty from fly-half Dan Storey helped Doncaster Phoenix secure a 22-13 over Skipton at Castle Park.