North Yorkshire Trophy
This cup tie was a tougher game than the scoreline suggests. Both sides had good spells of rugby on a heavy pitch.. Wharfedale ‘s forwards just had the edge, whilst Harrogate’s backs always posed a threat.
Wharfedale got off o a flying start and were quickly on the scoreboard with 12 points in as many minutes. Harrogate then got a try, but Wharfedale went further ahead with two more converted tries before Harrogate finished the first half scoring with a try.
The second half continued much as the first with Wharfedale’s forwards now in control, allowing the backs good ball to continue the scoring. Harrogate never gave up and got a third try, before losing their 2nd prop, so Paul Marklew sportingly swapped sides for the last 15 minutes to keep the game alive.
Wharfedale scorers: – Tries – Dave Hickling (2), Jon Feeley (2) Tom Allsopp, Frank Carr and Duncan Clayton-Stead. – Conversions – Jonathan Davies (5).