OLD Grovians secured their Yorkshire Two status with a memorable 34-31 win at home to leaders Goole.

Victory at Elm Tree Farm was revenge for their 83-0 drubbing earlier in the season.

Goole got off to a flying start when their right winger scored after a couple of minutes of possession from the kick off.

So Grovians' first touch of the ball was Ben Brown restarting with them 7-0 down.

With the Grovians pack starting to take control in the set scrum, Brown reduced the scores with a penalty.

The Grovians scrum was giving Goole a torrid time and that led to the hosts' first penalty try which gave them a 10-7 lead.

The East Yorkshire side looked very dangerous with ball in hand and both forwards and backs were combining well with a series of off-loads as they regained the lead with a converted try.

Brown responded for Grovians with his second penalty and teams went into half-time with Goole 14-13 up.

The visitors started the second half at a fast pace and scored two quick converted tries to give them a 28-13 lead and it looked like being a long half for Grovians.

But they refused to let their heads drop, with the pack completely dominating their opponents in the set scrum and gaining penalties.

They scrummed again in the Goole 22 and pushed them back over their own line for number eight Danny Secker to score. Brown converted.

Within a couple of minutes the Grovians were right back in the game when full back Max Kennedy intercepted a Goole pass and ran from just inside the home half to score under the posts, Brown converting to leave them a point behind at 28-27.

Goole, with a try bonus point already in their pocket, elected to kick a penalty just inside the Grovians 22 but the lead was only four points.

With about five minutes left Grovians were still gaining scrum penalties and kept refusing to kick for touch, instead opting to reset scrums.

A series of surges by the forwards led to another scrum ten metres out. A great scrummage again led to the Grovians' second penalty try and the lead of 34-31.

The Apperley Bridge side kept possession from the kick off and ran down the clock for a memorable victory.

The five points takes them up to fifth spot.