IN-FORM North Ribblesdale and their pack were dominant in an impressive 29-22 at Yorkshire Two opponents Yarnbury on Saturday.

Ribb travelled to Leeds in a rich seam of form on the back of four wins in the last five games.

On the all weather pitch, the slick home backs were expected to be a threat from everywhere, but Ribb's forwards had other ideas and gave their most dominant performance of this season.

From the start, stand-in fly-half Carl Patterson demonstrated his experience pinning the home side in their 22.

From this position, Ribb's pack picked and drove the home forwards back and hooker Ian Close scored from close range. Patterson added the extras from wide out to give the visitors an early 7-0 lead.

This set the pattern of play and the home side, try as they might, could not gain any momentum or territory.

Ribb's pack picked and drove their opponents off the park and Patterson's astute touch finders kept the pressure on.

So much so that they were rewarded with another three converted tries before the break, two from from the effervescent John Padley and one from stalwart John Thwaite, who scampered over with a smile on his face.

Yarnbury did impress when they eventually got the ball and speedy winger Josh Bell scored two long range tries, one of which was converted.

A penalty by Yarnbury fly-half Ian Maycock made the half-time score 22-15 to Ribb.

The second half was a repeat prescription of the first, with Ribb's forwards driving forward with Michael Carr, Matty Close and Adam Stubbs all impressing.

Following a break by Adam Middleton, Ribb drove all the way to the line and William Booth got the touch down, which was converted by Patterson.

It was attritional stuff from Ribb, but was just what was required in the breezy conditions.

Yarnbury's Charles Lang scored a late converted consolation try, but the day belonged to the Ribb forwards for their exemplary driving play.

Elliot Wilson, who was playing in his first team debut on the wing, was impressive in both defence and attack.

This Saturday Ribb will host high-flying Old Rishworthians at Grove Park.