This was the usual encounter between two local teams both full of experience and youth.
A good contest between two teams committed to playing good fast flowing rugby and testing each other to the limit. Wharfedale playing down the slope in the first half took the lead after 15 minutes of pressure in Skipton’s 22. Wharfedale then gradually turned the screw and scored at regular intervals up to half time, to go to the half time whistle 24 -0 up.
The second half saw Skipton rally now playing down the slope and put Wharfedale under similar pressure, but the defence held out. Wharfedale had to wait until the last 20 minutes to regroup and get the scoreboard moving again, scoring another 24 points to round the game off.
Final score: Rams 48 Skipton 2’s 0
Scorers:- Tries A Rhodes 2, J Wake , T Oakes, T Rymer, M Donazetti, S Smith, J Davies. J Davies added 4 conversions.
Mick Greenwood – Team Manager