OLD Grovians ran in six tries as they travelled to Shaw Lane, beating Barnsley 32-19.

The win puts the Apperley Bridge club joint top of Yorkshire Two with Roundhegians on maximum points from two games.

On a sunny afternoon and a hard pitch, Grovians started brightly and, after five minutes, full back Max Kennedy danced through five defenders after the visitors had won good line-out ball on half way. Brown added the conversion.

With Grovians looking dangerous with ball in hand, Martin Mitchell added the next try after poor tackling in the left corner.

After 23 minutes the Grovians forwards had several goes at the line in the left corner but then spread the ball wide and Anthony Griffin found a gap to score. Three minutes later a lovely kick through by Alex Masterson resulted in Mitchell out-running any Barnsley cover for his second try and the Grovians had a 22-0 lead at half-time.

As expected, Barnsley responded after the break and scored their first try when a forward battled his way over under the posts following a scrum on the left, the try being converted.

After 56 minutes Masterson was shown a yellow card for what the referee deemed a high tackle. Ten minutes of Barnsley pressure followed but the Grovians defence held firm.

Grovians then extended their lead as Brown put in a clever chip on halfway that was collected by Griffin, who put Kennedy in for his second of the match and a 27-7 lead.

The home side weren’t finished, however, as the Barnsley right winger crossed for a converted score.

Right from the kick-off Grovians failed to put the catcher in touch and he broke up the touchline as Barnsley scored in the left corner to make it 27-19.

With a minute left Grovians were awarded a penalty but Brown’s boot, that had been misfiring for most of the afternoon, drifted the kick to the left of the posts.

In injury-time Grovians completed a fine afternoon when the pack went through a series of keep-ball moves before Jack Hartley broke to put Griffin in for his second try.

The pack held their own in the set-piece despite all of last week’s front-row being missing through injury. The backs were sharp, especially in attack, and the whole team's defence was good.

Old Grovians: Kennedy, Stearn, Griffin, Phillips, Mitchell, Masterson, Brown, Hardy, Secker, Johnstone, Dodd, Elcock, Worrall, L. Harrison, Hutchinson Replacements: Hartley, Ryan, K. Rika-Rayne.