Skipton 2nd XV 29 North Ribblesdale 2nd XV 31

A FIERCELY competitive and entertaining encounter at Sandylands saw Ribblesdale's second string progress to the next round of the North Yorkshire Trophy with a narrow win.

Ribblesdale dominated the first half with two tries and a penalty goal to a solitary Skipton penalty giving them a 13-3 lead at half-time.

Skipton had the best of the second half, amassing 26 points to take the lead at 29-24 through a try from veteran scrum-half Brian Brocksom with just five minutes to go.

Ribblesdale were not to be outdone and fought back down field to go over for another try to level the scores.

The try was converted on the stroke of full-time to see Ribblesdale through to the next round.