HINCKLEY were restricted to a truncated warm-up after being delayed on their way to Cross Green – but it was Otley who were caught cold as they lost 38-15.

The early traffic headed towards the visitors' 22 but the third-bottom home side soon found themselves in a jam in the National Two North contest.

Having missed the chance to take the lead with a long-range penalty, Otley were punished when an attempted kick into space only found Hinckley full back Callum Dacey, who raced from his own half to score.

Joe Glover added the conversion and also slotted over a penalty minutes after Joe Rowntree had opened Otley's account in similar fashion.

Second-placed Hinckley extended their lead two minutes later when Samuel Driver set up Mitchell Lamb to score close to the posts, with Dacey converting.

The next quarter saw both sides have chances without being able to convert them into points.

But Hinckley struck another timely blow just before the interval when Driver ran around the Otley defence from 25 metres, Glover's conversion making the score 24-3.

Otley made a good start to the second half and ten minutes of pressure was rewarded when Nick Coupland put the returning Tom O'Donnell over in the corner.

Following a switched kick at the restart to change the emphasis of the visitors' attack, Hinckley laid siege to Otley's defence and they eventually found the gap they needed, Luke Coltman going over to secure the bonus point.

Hinckley continued to assert their dominance, pushing the normally resilient Otley pack backwards, and their persistence was rewarded when Tom Wheatcroft cut through the home defence.

For the last 15 minutes, Otley did try and get something out of the game and, having got into the 22, they did stretch Hinckley but the ball was eventually ripped from their grasp.

In the final moments, a run by Christian Pollock down the left gave the home side the chance they needed. From a line-out a few metres out, they rumbled on and referee David Charlton awarded a penalty try when Hinckley pulled the maul down.