Yorkshire One: North Ribblesdale 20 Scarborough 21
RIBB won at Heath last week due to better goal-kicking and Scarborough won the same way with three tries all converted from wide out.
The Dalesmen opened the scoring after ten minutes with David Shepherd breaking from a line-out before handing on for Jonny Moore to go over under the posts, Mick Thwaite converting.
Ribb were back in the Scarborough half five minutes later. Josh Long went over but was called back for a foot in touch.
The hosts were now asking Scarborough questions but disaster followed when they messed up a simple two-on-one chance and lost concentration. The visitors took full advantage and ran 80 yards to score as winger Jonty Holloway crossed.
Ribb were still on top from the kick-off when a strong burst from Moore was carried on by Matt Speres. He took his side into the Scarborough 22 and David Fox went over from a well-worked scrum move with Thwaite converting.
Scarborough responded immediately when their No 8 made a big run to make space for Matty Young to score wide out well. He converted to make it 14-14 at half-time.
Ribb were slow out of the blocks after the interval, allowing Scarborough's big No 8 to dominate.
His driving play and distribution gave Ribb problems but the tide turned when a bit of indiscipline brought the seasiders a yellow card.
Ribb took advantage with a penalty from Thwaite but Ribb then suffered a big blow with a knee injury to Speres.
Scarborough clawed their way back into the lead with Young's second try well converted.
Ribb then tried to force the game. Scarborough started conceding penalties but the Dalesmen could not gain ground on them. From four successive penalties they lost four line-outs.
Scarborough knew the way home now and finished the game by kicking behind Ribb, knowing they were going to win the line-out.
Ribb had late hope when Thwaite kicked another penalty but they could not get enough possession to force another score and finished a try short.
The Dalesmen are a far more rounded side and have belatedly found a tactical kicking game and used it to push their opponents back, giving a platform for attack.
They would have won this game but for immaculate kicking from Young, who kicked two long, difficult conversions.