A good hard fought local derby was played out in good spirit and by the final whistle there was nothing to separate the 2 sides. It took 20 minutes before the opening score was registered with Ilkley scoring a try wide out.
Wharfedale levelled the score just before half-time. The second half continued in the same vein with both sides equal to each other’s efforts.
Wharfedale took the lead with their second try then had the chance to extend their lead but the penalty kick hit the post.
Ilkley finally levelled the score with 2 minutes remaining.
Wharfedale tries were both by Jim Bowers.