BARNSLEY Rugby Club and Wath both enjoyed home wins too which will boost their confidences at both ends of the table.

The Shaw Laners gave their Yorkshire Three survival chances the power of good by beating fellow strugglers Castleford 31-5 with tries from Tom Hardwick, Tom Henigan and Mitch Lofthouse. Joe Perry kicked the rest of the points off the tee.

Victory moves them up to seventh in the 12-team table but they are still in for a nervy finish as they are on 39 points and only one above all the teams down to eleventh.

Bottom side Sheffield Medicals are on 32 points following a five point deduction.

Barnsley travel to title-chasing Halifax Vandals on Saturday before rounding off their season at home against Wheatley Hills.

There looks set to be at least two divisions between Barnsley and Wath next season with the Dearne team a mere two points away from promotion back to the top flight in the county game.

Wath smashed Huddersfield Laund Hill 52-7 on Saturday to put one foot into Yorkshire One.

Tries came from Luke Stead, Jack Whitlam, Josh Bird, Brandon Coult, Anthony Hamilton (two), Patrick Selkirk and Sean Hopper. Fly-half Whitlam kicked over six conversions.

Rivals Ripon only picked up four points in a narrow 23-20 win against Dinnington so are nine points behind Wath with two games to play.

The Moor Road team would secure promotion next Saturday at Dinnington if they either win or pick up two bonus points.

Wath are second in the table and four points behind already promoted North Ribblesdale.

Wath round off their campaign against bottom team Leeds Corinthians on April 6.

Barnsley Ladies rounded off their season with a 21-14 win against West Park Leeds.

The scores came from Sarah Palmer and a double from Dan Green. Alix Taylor-Roberts kicked over all three conversions.

Barnsley have finished seventh in the nine team league but 25 points clear of eighth-placed Bishop Auckland having won seven and lost nine this season.