A TEN try haul, including four from skipper Hamish Munro, gave Skipton a valuable bonus league point and consolidated their position in Yorkshire Three.

A solid start by Skipton saw the Vandals caught off-side twice, with the attempt at goal for the second offence falling just short. Skipton were caught off-side themselves in the next phase of play and Vandals opened the scoring from the penalty kick at goal.

Quick hands from the re-start from stand-off Lewis Reynoldson and centre Josh Nkwo put Munro over for Skipton's opening try.

Reynoldson added the extra points and went on to convert 10 out of 11 attempts at goal during the match, believed to be a club record.

Skipton had the Lion's share of territory as the match progressed and came close with good runs from wingers Ben Walker and Tom Lacey.

Hooker Charlie Brown was over but adjudged held-up. Walker collected the ball from the goal line drop out and put Munro over for try number two. The conversion attempt drifted wide.

The re-start kick did not go 10 metres and Skipton opted for the scrum back. Pace from Walker caught the Vandals off-side and Reynoldson slotted the penalty to give the home side a 15-3 lead at half-time.

Coach Craig Bartlett brought Sam Barraclough, Rick Willsher, Callum Patrick and Miff Smith into the Skipton line for the second half and all made a significant contribution to the game. Brown was over but again adjudged held up .

The goal line drop out gave possession back to the Reds and Munro was in for try number three. Reynoldson added the extra points, as he did for the seven further tries in the game.

Tom Lacey was next on the score sheet, after a good run from centre Joe Stapleton, the fourth try earning Skipton the bonus league point.

Walker scored a well deserved fifth try for his tireless attacking runs and Stapleton earned a likewise well deserved sixth try under the posts.

Skipton now had the bit between their teeth and two more tries from Brown and Patrick followed determined forward play and text book work at the ruck. A short period of ill-discipline by Skipton saw a Vandals penalty advanced 10 metres for back chat to the referee. The visitors put the ball into the corner but prop Chris Wright secured the ball at the line-out and Skipton cleared.

Young Edward Harrison, this week in the back row for Skipton, secured try number nine and Skipper Munro rounded off the day with try number ten.

A great day for the Reds. It has been several seasons since they had a 70 plus score line.

Skipton return to action on Saturday when they travel to Sheffield Medicals.

The last time the two sides met in October they played out a thrilling contest, Skipton edging Sheffield 23-15.