A LATE penalty miss denied Barnsley victory against Rotherham Phoenix.

The visitors left Shaw Lane relieved with a 17-15 victory in Yorkshire Three.

Tom Hardwick’s try was converted by Chris Peel and a Peel penalty gave them a decent buffer.

Phoenix got back into it with a score before the break and then capitalised on Barnsley giving away penalties as they edged in front.

David Reed’s try, converted by Peel, got them back into the game but the missed penalty handed Phoenix the win.

They travel to Sheffield Medicals tomorrow.

Wath are emerging as strong contenders for promotion from Yorkshire Two as they made it three wins from three, all with try bonus points.

They blitzed through Roundhegians with ease last Saturday, winning 36-14.

Steve Mason went over first with a bulldozing run and then unstoppable driving mauls were touched down by Oli Stirling and Luke Stead.

Jack Whitlam converted two of the tries.

Joe Earp secured the bonus point before the break with Whitlam again adding the extras.

Wath got two more tries in the second period with Alex Butterworth and Earp both touching down.

They host Bramley Phoenix tomorrow.