North Ribblesdale 36

West Park Leeds 12

NORTH Ribblesdale bounced back from their big opening week loss at Thornensians to score get the full five points at home to West Park Leeds, who running out looked a big useful side.

Ribb's standout player was inside centre Ryan Sumner, whose aggression and acceleration was too much for the visitors' defence. He also put in some punishing tackles.

His centre partner, 17-year-old Kyle Handy, also had a good game scoring the first try after Ribb pressurised the home defence creating space after a break by John Padley, who had another standout game.

The opening exchanges were fairly even in the first 20 minutes with Park using their big forwards to drive Ribb back, but the Ribb midfield defence held and their back row were quicker to the loose ball, turning over possession giving Mick Thwaite space to relieve with a fine kick.

Ribb turned over the line-out, Sumner made a dent in the defence, Padley got to the ball on and Handy went over near the post for Thwaite to convert after 25 minutes.

Ribb went further ahead after ten minutes after a quick burst from Sumner forced an offside converted by Thwaite.

Five minutes later, Nathan Harding broke up the blind side giving Adam Middleton the space to run in a try from 40 metres for an unconverted try.

Ribb then gave a soft try away on half-time, they were under their own posts, took possession off Park but then flicked the ball out of the tackle to gift Andrew Major a simple run-in and the score was 15-7 at half time.

Sumner had an immediate impact after the break, burst through three tackles, Padley won the ball and Ian Close went over under the posts, Thwaite converting.

Park were then yellow carded for a high tackle and got another for knocking the ball down on the line, and so had to play with 13 men for 10 minutes.

Omari Kaup-Daniels darted over for a try on 70 minutes with an excellent touchline conversion from Thwaite.

A rare attack by Park got them a second try, but Ribb finished off the scoring with a try by Frankie Brown, converted by Thwaite.