YMCA were well beaten in their final away game of the season at Dinnington who are still chasing the second automatic promotion spot from Yorkshire II.
The 46-7 scoreline would have been considerably worse had Cannadine been more accurate with his kicking, the Dinnington fly-half missing five conversions to the eight tries run in by his side.
The home side made a strong start and were soon ahead when second row Stimpson crashed over from close range, Cannadine adding the extras.
The remainder of the half was played very much in the middle of the park, until the 40th minute, when Sam Hodge, playing only his second first team game, set up a great drive, and the quick-thinking scrum half Josh Marshall spotted a gap, turned on a sixpence to go through it and then sprinted for the line, going underneath the posts. Gavin Stead added the conversion to level it.
But then in overtime, the referee awarded Dinnington a free-kick, and while both sides were wondering why, home captain Starr tapped the ball to himself, ran into open space and scored easily unopposed.
Cannadine’s second conversion sent his side in 14-7 to the good.
YM were still very much in the match and looked good throwing the ball around, but the Dinnington defence was solid and well-marshalled by former Rotherham player Dean Lax, playing at full-back.
And it was the veteran Lax who then took control, coming into the line at will, creating space and causing YM’s defence major headaches.
Cannadine was the next on the try list, although failing to convert, and was off target again eight minutes later when second row Norris scored try No4.
Dinnington were now in complete control and Lax cut the defence to pieces to cross on 64 minutes, and four minutes later inside centre Pilkington forced his way through the tackle to score.
With six minutes left Lax added his second try, and hooker Starr found a gap near the posts to score his side’s eighth try, this time close enough to the sticks for Cannadine to convert.
On this occasion YM could have no excuses, as they simply ran out of both ideas and ‘gas’ when the pressure came and they were found wanting in defence.
YMCA: Wilson; Ryder, Stead, Wrafter (Sharp), Beever; Marsden, Marshall; Dalton (Sellers), Whittaker, Dyke (Stu), Whitehead, Hellawell, Hodge, Walker, Torrance.