A DETERMINED Skipton came back from 18-5 down at half-time to register a four-try bonus point 24-23 win at West Park Leeds on Saturday.

A brace from Skipper Hamish Munro and one each from Callum Jeffrey and Brad Nicholson sealed victory by the narrowest of margins with just minutes remaining on the clock.

West Park had got off to a good start when an unguarded blind side in the early minutes gave their hooker an easy run-in from the base of the ruck. The conversion attempt fell short but Skipton were caught off-side within kickable range in the next phase of play and the kick was slotted to give the home side an 8-0 lead.

Skipton responded with their only points of the half when swift hands from a break by forwards Brad Nicholson and Anthony Chapman put winger Callum Jeffrey over for an unconverted try.

A penalty for Skipton holding on was converted to stretch the home side's lead to 11-5. They pinned the visitors into the corner with two further long-range penalty kicks, resulting in a scrum on Skipton's line from which they were over for try number two. The try was converted to take the home side into the break with an 18-5 lead.

Skipton made a great start to the second-half, putting pressure on the home side downfield. A Munro break from the ruck saw the full-back over for his side's second try. The conversion attempt drifted wide.

The home side secured a third try from a line-out in the corner, following a Skipton scrum infringement, The try was not converted and the score stood at 23-10 to West Park.

Skipton then opted for a scrum and Brad Nicholson, who put in a great performance all afternoon, was over for try number three. Stand-off Lewis Reynoldson added the extra points.

There was time left for Munro to claim his second try and Skipton's fourth, earning a bonus league point. The extras were added to give Skipton a 24-23 victory.