SKIPTON RFC is aiming for a good second half run to avoid relegation from Yorkshire Division Three.

Skipton are currently second from bottom in the league, taking eight points in two wins from 11 games.

“Normally two go up and two go down, so we need to be well clear of the bottom two to be safe from relegation,” said club president Simon Smith. “We still have 11 games left, and although we’re not desperate we need to win half of those games.

“We’ve had a bad run, having not won a game since November. But a few players have moved on and we’re missing a goal-kicker, which has been the difference as we’ve lost six games by less than four points.”

Smith said that youngster Lewis Reynolds could possibly fill that role, but he is currently gaining experience in the second team.

Smith added that several players have played well for Skipton this season, including Kiwi prop Joe Simeon, stand-off Josh Nkwo, Ben Hall, and both Sam and Ben Brearley.

Skipton play Wibsey at 2.15pm this Saturday.