Yarnbury 24 Barnsley 25

BARNSLEY snatched victory two minutes from time to inflict another blow to Yarnbury's Yorkshire Two promotion hopes.

This was the Horsforth side's third-successive defeat and possibly the most agonising.

They held a six-point lead with 15 minutes to go, but despite some heroic defence after Jack Brown received a yellow card, they could not stop Jack Bagnell crashing over for a try which Arron Foye converted to seal his side's win.

Yarnbury had forwards Adam Batson and James Falgate back and they helped their side control the game in the first quarter.

It was Batson who scored the first try after a good break by skipper Jason Avison was halted. Danny Pound's conversion established a 7-0 lead.

The stand-off extended the advantage when Yarnbury awarded a penalty in the middle of the field.

Barnsley stunned the home side when winger Elliot Copley scored in the corner from their first real attack after the elusive running of

full back Simeone Bituwaqa has split the defence.

Avison was sin-binned for 10 minutes for a high tackle and Foye slotted the resultant penalty.

Barnsley went ahead after 31 minutes when Barnsley's talisman and number eight Dave Reed scored an unconverted try from a five-metre scrum.

Yarnbury rallied just before half-time with their pack punching holes in the Barnsley defence down the centre of the field.

From a penalty followed by a five-metre scrum, number eight Martin Rainey picked up and went over in the left corner with a powerful charge.

Pound, whose kicking was assured throughout the first half, converted magnificently from wide out as Yarnbury edged ahead 17-15 at the break.

The home side had to re-arrange for the second half as influential centre James White was forced to leave the action through injury. Nathan Benton moved to centre and Alex Crowther came on at scrum half.

Barnsley regained the lead seven minutes in from a Foye penalty as play continued to be closely contested.

Both sides were looking for a decisive score and Yarnbury looked to have secured it in the 65th minute.

They broke out down the left through captain Jason Avison who fooled the winger and full back as he scored a try which Pound converted to give his side a 24-18 lead.

As the game became fractious, winger Brown received a yellow card. Despite being a man down, Yarnbury resisted sustained pressure until prop Tom Bagnall crashed over from close range.

Foye's conversion gave victory to Barnsley and left the home side with just a solitary point for their effort.