Hemsworth defeat basement-dwelling York to ease drop fears

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Hemsworth RUFC continued their improved form with a crucial 26-12 victory at Yorkshire Division 3 basement dwellers York.

The victory was only Hemsworth’s second away from home all season and their second on the spin, helping to ease their relegation fears after a poor run of form.

The Moxon Fields men enjoyed a morale-boosting win against Burley in their previous league outing and they continued that form into the clash with York.

Matt Hall broke through the home defence early on to open the scoring and Joe Thompson added the conversion to give the visitors a perfect start.

Carl Wroe’s men had plenty of possession and territory and it came as no surprise when Emils Sols went over near the corner for Hemsworth’s second try, Thompson again adding the conversion to make it 14-0.

Thompson added a try of his own early in the second half to increase his side’s lead but York did not throw in the towel and scored two quick tries to keep the contest alive and keep Hemsworth on their toes.

The visitors regained their composure and started the mount pressure on the home line, resulting in Rob Hooker crashing over to ensure Hemsworth’s win and put any hopes of a York comeback to bed.

The win edged Hemsworth closer to safety and with five of their last seven matches coming at Moxon Fields, Carl Wroe’s side will be confident they can continue their improved form and climb up the table.

Hemsworth host Thornesians on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).