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Wharfedale 4ths 31 – 16 Middlesbrough 3rd XV

January 26th, 2015

Wharfedale progressed to the semi-finals of the North Yorkshire Trophy after a tough encounter with a strong Middlesborough side. The final score does not reflect the closeness of the sides as Wharfedale only got the upper hand in the final quarter of the game.

Middlesborough scored after five minutes, Wharfedale responded almost immediately with two tries and a conversion. Middlesborough closed the gap before half time with another try.

Wharfedale started the second half the stronger and scored another converted try. Middlesborough fought back and got another score to keep in touch. Both sides were now trying to get the decisive score, but were cancelling each other out. Wharfedale stuck to their experienced game plan and managed to score twice in the last 10 minutes to seal a good contest.

Wharfedale scorers:-

Tries – Jonathan Davies (2), Paul Marklew, Sam Ridgeway and Paul Bratt
Conversions: – Jonathan Davies (3)

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