WITH four key players in Skipton's back line still out through injury, the Sandylands side's woes continued, now lying in 11th place in Yorkshire Three.

They played some good aggressive rugby, defended well and broke the line many times but failed to put together a cohesive game plan to get them over the line.

Both sides had two unsuccessful penalty kicks at goal in the first-half. Some early forays and spoiling ball by Skipton saw a break-away by Burley contained 10 metres out by Joe Hayes, this week starting at centre. Skipton re-grouped at the ruck and countered but an interception gifted a converted try to the visitors.

An undeterred Skipton came straight back into Burley's 22 from the re-start and dominant work at the breakdown saw Skipton man of the match Charlie Brown over for an unconverted try before the break.

Alex Naylor replaced Josh Pearson for the home side after the break, stepping up to stand-off, allowing skipper Anthony Chapman into the centre and Hayes to return to the forwards. Jake Emmison replaced Michael Tam at scrum-half soon after.

Burley began to put pressure on the home side, working their way down field from the ruck, and were over for a second converted try close-in.

The visitors picked up a yellow card for repeated off-side by their Number 20 and Jamie Carroll came on for Skipton to inject some pace into the back line.

The last ten minutes saw some good, aggressive plays by Skipton, attacking Burley's line, but handling errors let the home side down. No further scores ensued and Burley ran out 14-5 winners.