THE all-weather 4G pitch at Sheffield University's Norton Playing Fields enabled the Yorkshire Three fixture between Sheffield Medicals and Skipton to go ahead, being one of only two games played in the Division on Saturday.

The Medical students used their pace to full effect on the artificial surface and ran in three first-half tries, two of which were converted.

Skipton replied with a penalty goal from the reliable boot of Callum Patrick and a try from South African signing Damian Gaus. Patrick added the extra points and the visitors went into the break trailing 19-10.

The Medics gave a repeat performance in the second-half, adding a further three tries with two conversions. Skipton began to emulate their fast-flowing style, shipping the ball out wide and putting winger Tom Lacey over for an unconverted try.

Skipper Hamish Munro got Skipton's third, with Patrick adding the extra points, but it was not to be Skipton's day and the home side ran out winners at 38-22.

Weather permitted, it's a trip to Thirsk for Skipton on Saturday and it's a game that could have huge significance at the summit of the league table come the end of the season, with both sides flying high in the Yorkshire Three division.