NORTH Ribblesdale travelled to Bramley in a good spirits and gave a good account of themselves against a recently resurgent home side on Saturday.

It was lively game throughout, with the lead changing hands on four occasions.

 Bramley kicked a penalty for an offside infringement which was swiftly followed by a try from their excellent diminutive full back Thomas Scorgie who was a thorn in Ribb's side all afternoon. 

From an attacking lineout the irrepressible Adam Stubbs was mauled over to get Ribb within three points. The lead see-sawed in between a first try for local lad Joe Handy following a blistering break from teenage fullback Ben Coultherd and a second for hooker Stubbs to leave the interval score at 27 - 21 to the home side.

Ribb fell victim to a handful of injuries but they kept the pressure on and  scored again with another teenager Elliot Marklew getting a touchdown from a driven maul. Michael Thwaite added all five conversions but it was a man of the match performance from his brother William Thwaite that kept Ribb in contention until the end.

This was a game that got away from the visitors but they should take heart that they were within striking distance at the end, with the full-time score finishing at 44-35 to the home side.

Ribb end the season with two home games starting this week against their friends from Ripon. A close encounter is expected and the KO is now 3.00pm.