Once again there was little between the two sides as Dinnington II went down 10-7 away at Wath II – but the visitors should have made more of their first half chances.
The teams had met just before Christmas, in the reverse fixture, when Wath won by two points so Dinnington knew they had a chance of victory to wipe out the memory of the heavy defeat they had suffered in their last game.
Dinnington played with the advantage of a strong wind at their backs in the first half but it was more of a hindrance than a help.
Both sides adapted well to the conditions and produced a physical contest with both defences working hard.
There were also spells of good attacking rugby but chances were thin on the ground.
The best of those came Dinnington’s way as they dominated the line out to put themselves in good field positions.
However, they failed to capitalise on two good chances and went into half time level at 0-0.
Wath made the better start to the second half and used the elements to good effect.
Five minutes into the half their forwards rumbled the ball before crashing over for an unconverted try.
Play then became concentrated in the Dinnington half as they struggled to get out of defence and it was of little surprise when Wath extended their lead mid-way through the half.
The home number eight picking up at the back of a scrum to set up a second unconverted try.
The last quarter of the game saw Dinnington come back into it as they moved play into the home twenty-two.
Ten minutes from time a driving maul was deliberately collapsed by Wath resulting in the referee awarding a penalty try, John Sommerville converted, but although Dinnington battled away for the final minutes of the game they could not find the score to take the spoils.
Another close defeat for Dinnington, but this was a massive improvement on the previous week.
The second team are without a fixture this weekend, but return to action on 24th January at home to Hull Ionians III.