The last time these two sides had met, Goole had won by a cricket score.
But on Sunday it was a very different story, as improving Pocklington matched the visitors all the way in an entertaining encounter.
Indeed, Pocklington easily had more pressure and territory, but Goole had a slight advantage in terms of size and muscle that enabled them to absorb many of the home attacks then hit them on the break.
Goole got a flying start when a speculative kick bounced perfectly for an early score.
And the visitors quickly took advantage of some slack tackling to double their lead.
Pocklington finally got into their stride to launch a series raids with forwards and backs combining well.
But Goole tackled strongly out wide, dealing well with the midfield threat of Pocklington’s leading scorer Seb Bijster.
Pocklington persisted, but Goole again held firm, stopping home runners just short then holding them up over the line.
Eventually Pock got their just desserts as Matt Childs raced over for the opening home score, only for Goole to strike at the other end to re-establish their lead.
It was a similar story in the second half with Pocklington launching some good attacks but Goole using their finishing strength to add a fourth try.
Pocklington then made a storming finish with Brady Durkin to the fore.
Halfback Callum Moody’s astute kicking game twice put the ball into space on the right and man of the match Tom Binns followed up to score.
Binns’ second touchdown closed Pocklington to within a score of getting back on terms but time ran out with them still trailing.