NORTH Ribblesdale under-15's poor start to the New Year continued as they slumped to a 26-12 defeat at Grove Park against Kendal.

The game started well enough for North Ribb as Will Garnet collected a clever ground kick to score in the left corner after four minutes.

However, the Blues failed to capitalise on this advantage and, despite Liam Knight's running in a searing effort just before half-time, Kendal's superior rucking and support play compounded by North Ribb's lack of cohesion proved costly.

Harris Dinsdale was North Ribb's man of the match.