NORTH Ribb hosted promotion seeking Wath and they were looking to bounce back from last week's disappointing reverse to Wensleydale.

Early play was evenly contested but poor discipline gave Wath an easy penalty and shortly after veteran scrum half Bedford nipped over for a try against the run of play- to give Wath an eight point lead.

A Michael Thwaite penalty and a well worked try finished by go forward centre Alex Dew and a late try for Wath and a penalty gave the visitors an 18 - 10 interval lead.

Ribb pressed hard in the second half but could not breakthrough and two further tries gave Wath a seemingly imprenatable 28 - 16 lead with ten minutes remaining .

Ribb stormed back and scored a seemingly unconverted consolation try through excellent work from Yorkshire Colt Freddie Spensley finished off by Kyle Handy which left the score 21 - 28.

With the last play the Rbblesdale pack drove forward with substitute Sumner to the fore allowing another Colt Harris Dinsdale to score a try.

The conversion narrowly failed to leave Ribb with a two point loss in a game that could have yielded more, 26-28 FT.

However, against a side sitting fourth in the table and on a good run it was a game that got away and was maybe lost through indiscipline in the middle part of the game.

Jack Mcleod continues to impress since his arrival at scrum half, and the performance of Harris Dinsdale and Freddy Spensley from the Colts gives much hope for the future.

North Ribb return to action on Saturday when they host Hullensians.