The Rams got their season off to a flying start with a resounding victory against neighbours Skipton. Both sides had a good mix of youth and experience and after a frantic first 10 minutes with both sides probing for an opening score, Wharfedale settled down and got the scoreboard ticking.
After this opening breakthrough, Wharfedale got into their rythm and scored at regular intervals. Skipton played their part and never gave up, making Wharfedale work for their points. Skipton’s solitary try came just before half time. Wharfedale kept up the pace and pressure in the second half to complete the victory.
Wharfedale scorers: – Tries – J Gill (3), S Mason (2), H Cattley (2), J Davies (2), T Allsopp, S Hargreaves, J Stevenson, M McLachlan, N Bland, J Jackson, S Bradley, G Spencer.
Conversions: – J Davies (8), H Cattley (4), S Mason.