AN Omari Kaup-Samuels brace of tries were not enough for North Ribblesdale as they were edged out of an amazing comeback at Yorkshire Two leaders Roundhegians,35-25.

It was a game of two halves with the hosts dominating the first half and Ribb the second, but Roundhegians had the last word with a drop goal from James Dodson which not only put them out of reach with two minutes to go but also sealed promotion.

The visitors played with the wind in the first half and did not take advantage. Despite having most of the possession they wasted it with poor kicking.

After five minutes, Alex Jones kicked a penalty to put the first-placed side in front and Dan Basquil followed this with the opening try of the match.

Ribb's pack then began to get on top. Mick Thwaite put the ball deep and Eddie Bradley followed up by charging the kick down and gathering to score in the corner. Thwaite kicked a penalty to bring his team back to within two points.

This was short lived though as Roundhegians bounced back by kicking a penalty and bagging two tries, Dobson and Tom Bennett on target. The score was 25-8 at half time.

Things did not look promising for Ribb, Roundhegians had the wind and in Dobson they also had an astute tactical kicker. The hosts got a further try to push their lead to 24 points.

However, the Ribblesdale pack did regain control and denied the home side set piece ball, some good play by Nick Taylor got them into the opposing 22. A neat move put Elliot Wilson over near the posts which was converted.

Taylor then put Kaup- Samuels away and he scored a good try out wide to further reduce the deficit.

Ribb were now dominating the home pack and then scored the best try of the match as they set Kaup-Samuels free to beat several defenders for pace and go over for his second try.

With 10 minutes to go Roundhegians were rattled with only a seven point led, although they managed to hold on and a Dobson drop goal sealed the victory.

After a poor and tactically inept start Ribb played some good rugby with Taylor releasing the pace of Kaup Daniels. It has been a while since Ribb have scored four tries by wingers.The pack had a big part in this performance, with Adam Middleton secure in the line out and putting in some good tackles.

Elsewhere, the under 16s put in a brilliant display to bypass Wharfdale, 18-10.

Man-of-the-match Freddie Spensley scored the only points in the first period with a penalty before winger James Brabender got the first try after a fantastic Spensley drop goal. Despite conceding a try, Ben Coultherd crossed the whitewash with two minutes to go to capture the win.