MIRFIELD Stags recorded a 34-24 victory over West Hull at Hillrich Park.
Forwards Scott Bradley and Kieran Blacker each scored twice as the Stags recovered from falling behind twice in the first half to take the two points.
It was West Hull who started the brighter with two quick scores giving them a 10-0 lead after 30 minutes. Andy Bank struck first as the back rower found room to touch down between some Stags defenders before fullback Liam Bowler added a second a couple of minutes later.
Mirfield showed great character however to level the scores just four minutes later. Chris Aked grounded the ball after breaking the line from 30 metres out and Alex Muff then equalised with a score on the left side.
Both sides would have a third try before the break but it was the Stags who took a slender half-time lead.
The visitors regained their lead after substitute Dan Ward went over for the visitors on the right hand side but Mirfield against responded strongly as Bradley finished a well worked move to the left of the sticks.
Ollie Rounding, taking over the kicking duties from injured half-back James Usher, converted to give the hosts a 16-14 lead at the interval.
Mirfield were the quickest out of the blocks from the restart and just three minutes into the second period Blacker showed great strength to shove off a defender and score.
West Hull closed the deficit to just two points though as winger Andy Finch grounded a quick play to the left corner.
By the hour mark, the Stags had opened up an eight-point lead after a second try from Blacker, who touched down past three West Hull defenders on the goal line, and a subsequent conversion by substitute Kieran Moss.
The Humberside outfit forced a tense final 15 minutes after an acrobatic finish in the right corner by centre Kieran Ross and a stunning conversion from Dale Allison closed Mirfield’s lead to just a couple of points.
The Stags held on though with a couple of late tries. Rounding found room to run in down the left flank before Bradley completed his double with a score from a similar position with the last play of the match.