Dalton 34 Whinmoor Warriors 14

DALTON claimed a second home win in as many matches with victory over Whinmoor in Pennine League Division One.

The Kelland Park side followed up their 28-16 success against Cutsyke Raiders with another two points on their own turf.

Whinmoor showed early promise and scored within two minutes of the start as Walton went over.

The conversion was missed, but the Warriors quickly added a second try through scrum half Holmes. This one was converted and the visitors led 10-0.

Dalton responded with Alistair McEwen going over and Joe Braund-Smith converting to cut the gap to four points.

Young winger Jack Gedling scored a good try for the home side, with Jordan Woodend converting from the touchline to give them a lead they would not surrender.

More Dalton pressure saw another youngster, Eddie Tyson, crash over, with Woodend again converting to give them an 18-10 half-time advantage.

The visitors scored an early second-half try through stand-off Minns, but failed to add the extras.

They were back in the game, yet would not score another point before the final whistle.

Dalton soaked up the pressure and gradually took hold of the match.

It was a feisty encounter, but was controlled well by referee by Derek Hadley and Dalton put points on the board as they ran in three tries by Rob Bamber, Tom Sharpe and Scott Paisley, with Braund-Smith converting two.

Best for Dalton were Jonathan Walsh, Paisley and Woodend.