OLD Grovians battled hard to earn a 32-14 win over Wetherby at Grange Park to move up to third in Yorkshire Two.

Winger Martyn Mitchell opened the scoring for the Grovians after a good kick into the corner from Ben Brown produced a successful lineout which allowed Mitchell to score under the sticks.

Even though Wetherby responded 10 minutes later, the away side regained their lead when Brown kicked two penalties through the posts.

This was before Max Kennedy produced a remarkable run from the halfway line to make the visitors lead 18-7 at the interval.

The Apperley Bridge side continued where they left off after the break, with John Neal getting in on the act after a great tackle from man of the match Matt Worrall.

The home side did respond with a try of their own, but the victors ended with a Alex Masterson try to capture the valuable try bonus point.

Despite suffering an injury to key player Jack Hartley, who dislocated his knee, Grovians captain Ben Brown was delighted with his team's performance.

He said: “It was good to get the monkey off our backs after a couple of seasons of heavy defeats away at Wetherby.

"Our pack were brilliant and provided a great platform for us to be clinical and take the chances when we had them.”