BARNSLEY RUFC moved further away from the Yorkshire League Three relegation zone with a 14-11 win at Skipton.
The Shaw Laners jumped up a place to ninth, five points clear of the relegation zone.
After losing their first seven games of the season, the next seven have brought five wins, a draw and a loss.
Dave Reed scored a try and Joe Perry kicked three penalties.
They now host second-placed Halifax Vandals on Saturday.
Wath won 21-8 at home to Ripon in Yorkshire Division Two.
They stayed second and are a point behind the leaders, level on points with third-placed Yarnbury who have played an extra game.
Joe Earp opened the scoring with a try then Tony Kenney touched down twice and Jack Whitlam converted all three so Wath led 21-3 at half-time.
They could not score a fourth try for a bonus point after the break and the visitors replied with an unconverted try.
Wath now host Dinnington on Saturday.
Dearne Valley won 31-0 at home to Stanley Rodillians
The tries came from Ben Hartley, twice, Stephen Shaw, Todd Bailey and Sam Holt.
Shaw kicked two conversions and Andrew Thorpe one.
Barnsley Ladies lost 17-5 at leaders Sale in the Championship North.
The Shaw Laners now have 20 points from 11 games and are 12 points clear of the bottom two.