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Tries by Ian Woodwiss and Leigh Sugden are consolation for Keighley
Dinnington 64, Keighley 15
Much-depleted Keighley succumbed to the SSE Yorkshire Division One leaders.
In the first few minutes, Dinnington blitzed the Keighley line, attacking through forwards and backs, and it resulted in tries for No 8 Will Marshall and former Cleckheaton fly half Jonny West, who landed one of the conversions.
Keighley slowly put their game together, with the pack ably led by Leigh Sugden, and they forced their way into opposition territory.
However, losing possession gave Dinnington the chance to break out and, after a series of rucks, scrum half Chris Reynolds sneaked his way over.
But once again Keighley returned to the attack and, after a line-out and drive, plucky scrum half Ian Woodwiss saw a gap and the chance to dive through a mass of bodies to score, full back Olly Mitchell landing the difficult conversion before adding a testing penalty.
In the second half, Keighley struggled, although the forwards stuck to their task manfully and on numerous occasions took play deep into opposition territory.
However, early in the half, experienced centre Adam Horsfall took a knock and left the field.
Dinnington took advantage of the weakened Keighley defence and pressed it home, either directly through the middle or wide out on the wing.
The result of their commitment to moving the ball wide was seven relatively easy tries and six conversions.
But the Keighley forwards are a game bunch. At a scrum in the opposition 22, No 8 Sugden was able to pick up and drive over for a well-deserved try.
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