SKIPTON Knights extended their impressive unbeaten run making it three from three on a wet and horrible day in Castleford. The Knights ran out 86-6 winners against a spirited Allerton Bywater team.

The away side got off to a lightning start when Jack Lancaster broke through the defence to open the scoring.

Shortly after ,Josh Nkwo scored the first of his 4 tries of the afternoon. Dean Barritt crossed not long after to round off an impressive opening 10 minutes by the knights.

At 18-0 the balance of the game could have started to shift but with what are becoming trademark defensive efforts, Skipton pushed Allerton Bywater’s attack onto the back foot.

Tries from Josh Nkwo and Harry Mceneaney on his debut took the score to 36-0, before Caleb McConville returned a kick from deep inside his own half of the field, and ran 80 metres to score a brilliant solo effort.

Tries from Max Mountain on his debut, Tony Spensley and Vice Captain Gary Lancaster took the Knights into half time 50-0 up in what had been a very impressive first half display.

In the second half the heavens well and truly opened but this did not stop Skipton from playing their expansive style of rugby.

A try from Kyle Hargreaves extended the knights lead, further with a sterling effort near to the line.

Aiden Lee then crossed before Josh Nkwo completed his hat trick for the day.

Gary Lancaster crossed for his second of the game, before Josh Nkwo rounded off his try scoring for the afternoon by adding a fourth.

Allerton Bywaters persistent effort and determination eventually paid off as they crossed the line to make sure that the knights clean sheet was not left intact.

Liam Sanctuary crossed in the corner in the final act of the match which saw the final score at 86-6 to Skipton.

The score line at the end did not truly reflect the game, with the match being a much tougher test than the Knights last outing against Almondbury Spartans “A” where they ran out 66-0 winners.

Allerton Bywater ran hard and strong in both attack and defence right up until the final whistle.

It turned out to be an expensive afternoon for the Knights too as they lost both Xander McConville and Jack Lancaster to shoulder injuries within the game.

This result sends a clear message to the rest of the Yorkshire Men’s Merit League about Skiptons credentials this season.

The Knights move onto playing Bramley Buffaloes “A” on June 5, away from home, in what will likely be the toughest test that the squad have faced thus far.

Charlie Brown (Captain) picked up the man of the award after a sterling effort. The captain was at the heart of everything for the Knights and he put on a brilliant display.

Other than a couple of injuries, it was an all-round fabulous day for the away side.