IT was another victory for North Ribblesdale on Saturday, as they defeated Leeds Corinthians 21-0 in fairly scrappy encounter at home.

The scoreline was not as comprehensive as it appears, with Ribb having to defend strongly to keep the lead throughout.

The home side won the toss and selected to play away from the clubhouse, and the first twenty minutes were quite even.

The gustily wind was playing havoc in the opening stages, and it ensured North Ribb had to play a much shorter game. Corinthians tried to get into the tie using their strong ball carrying forwards, but Ribbs’ defence stood strong.

A good break from Alex Drew, who was Ribbs’ man of the match , put Josh Long over from 40 yards and Mick Thwaite was able to add the extras.

Ribb had a spell of superiority at the start of the second half allowing number eight Mick Carr to force his way over from a scrum.

This sparked a revival from Corinthians with some strong carrying from the forwards, and the home defence were stretched but coped and structured an attack of their own.

A strong run from Alex Drew resulting in a hurried clearance, Ribb won the line out and forced a scrum on the five-yard line and Mick Carr was on hand to extend their lead; Mick Thwaite converting.

 Ribb collected the kick off with Alex Drew's powerful run driving the ball into the visitors 22; a series of drives led to an additional scrum Thwaite added a customary conversion after the hosts had pushed their way over.

That was that and Ribb collected another hard fought victory to defeat the side from Leeds 21-0.