MELTHAM All Blacks are on the rise in Division IV.
After collecting just one draw from their opening seven games, the All Blacks made it two wins on the trot with an excellent 30-14 victory at Stainland Stags.
And they had to do it the hard way, battling back from an early 12-point deficit to take the honours.
By half-time, Meltham had fought back to 12-12 with tries from man-of-the-match Daniel Hird and Matthew Carter, converted by Richard Ellis, to put them firmly in the driving seat.
That was re-inforced with their second-half display as they raced in for three more tries.
Matthew Hird set the ball rolling before Daniel Hird crossed for his second to take the All Blacks out of sight.
The match was rounded off superbly when Carl Batley kept up his record of scoring in every match with one of his trademark drives.
But there was one note of disappointment, with Richard Barber suffering a broken hand, which will obviously keep him sidelined for several weeks.
Unfortunately, there was defeat for Underbank Rangers, beaten 28-18 at Division IV leaders Wortley Dragons.
But they should still be proud of their efforts, with several late withdrawals due to work commitments hitting the team hard.
Rangers overcame the late disruptions to put in a spirited display, scorng tries through Jim Berry, Howard Redfearn and Mark Booth, with John Birt adding three goals.
Special mentions must go to Richard Smith and Morgan Blakely in the forwards and Richard Wilde and Birt in the backs.
Slaithwaite Saracens' game was cancelled as opponents Drighlington forfeited the match due to a lack of players.
As a result, the second team took centre stage and did the club proud as they secured a 20-10 win over Whitworth.
The Saracens led from start to finish, with the ever-improving Graham Fryer grabbing the opening try after three minutes, with Paul Beal converting.
Within five minutes, they had scored again, with Justin Brown racing clear to grab a second converted try from inside his own half.
Whitworth began to claw their way back and added two penalties to make it 12-4 at the break.
But normal service was resumed at the start of the second half, with Kyle Dyson scoring out wide before Martin Cherry sealed the points with the fourth and final try in the 74th minute.