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.

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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.