Leeds Corinthians 64

Skipton 0

YORKSHIRE Division Three contenders Leeds Corinthians proved too strong for Skipton and, despite some good periods of play by the visitors, ran out comfortable winners with a nine-try tally.

Skipton took some time to settle into the game and the well-drilled south Leeds side, kicking off into a strong cross-field breeze, ran in an early unconverted try when a down field clearance by Skipton was collected by their right wing and shipped out after a jinking run.

Two more converted tries followed before Skipton settled down into a great period of play, taking the ball through many phases, with Harry McEneaney being the pick of the forwards and Miff Smith and Tom Harrison impressing in the backs.

Skipton won turn-over ball but conceded a penalty for handling on the ground, which Corinthians converted to stretch their lead.

Try number four for Corinthians came straight from the re-start as their prop bullocked through Skipton's line.

Two more converted tries followed until the home side received a yellow card for a high tackle.

Skipper Hamish Munro put the ball into the corner but nothing resulted from the line-out and the sides turned round at 43-0 to Corinthians.

A long-range tactical kick from hooker Charlie Brown early in the second half put Skipton into the corner but a knock-on at the line-out saw Skipton back down field.

Kieran Tayor and Jak Adams came on for Skipton to replace Ben Hall and Smith but try number seven saw Corinthians 50 points clear.

Skipton came close with a forward drive from the line-out just five metres out, but were held up on the line. Corinthians replied with try number eight.

A break by Adams and chip through by Darren Greenwood saw Skipton into the corner again.

Corinthians conceded two penalties and Skipton opted for the scrum on both occasions but were unable to cross Corinthians' line.

A break-away ninth try rounded off a hard afternoon for Skipton.