SKIPTON made it four out of four, taking another four try bonus point win from a very hard-fought encounter with the Leeds Medical and Dental students on Saturday.

Early forays by Skipton gave them a penalty into the corner and a rolling maul from the line-out saw club stalwart hooker Charlie Brown over for an unconverted try. The students came back with a penalty of their own from the re-start and, from a second penalty for a Skipton high tackle, slotted the kick to claw back three points.

The home side came straight back from the re-start with some well worked back line moves. Skipper Hamish Munro was over in the corner but bundled into touch. The next move saw Munro feed winger Zobair Hussain who left the opposition behind to go in for Skipton's second try. The conversion attempt hit the post.

Kieran Taylor came on to replace Skipton scrum-half Jake Emmison, who needed to leave the field for some attention to a knock to the leg. Skipper Munro became entangled in a melee from the re-start and received a yellow card. The Medics struck the penalty kick through the posts and the score stood at 10-6. Two well worked backs moves from the re-start saw the Medics in for their first try, which was converted to give them the lead.

Skipton gained a penalty close in and opted for the scrum. The Medics picked up a yellow card for interfering with play and Skipton went for the scrum again. A second re-set scrum saw No. 8 Anthony Chapman over for a push-over try. Centre Callum Patrick added the extra points and Skipton went into the break with a 17-13 lead.

The Medics were straight off the starting blocks for the second-half and ran in a second converted try to put them ahead 17-20. A superb break by Miff Smith put skipper Munro clear and he was in for Skipton's fourth try, earning the bonus point. Patrick added the extra points. 

A very unsettled period for Skipton followed, with a penalty for holding on, a yellow card for Tom Handforth and a technical red for skipper Munro for accepting a second team yellow for dissent. The Medics ran in their third try in the disarray. The try was unconverted but the Medics were ahead by one point at 24-25.

A high tackle in their own 22 from the re-start by the Medics gave Skipton an attempt at goal and the golden boot of Callum Patrick saved the day with a sweetly struck kick to put Skipton 27-25 ahead.

A very hard last five minutes followed, with only try saving tackles from Hussain and stand-off Josh Nkwo keeping the Medics at bay, but no further score resulted and Skipton racked up their fourth win on the trot.