55 - 35 loss but a good day out in Ripon
We played two teams in one... and kept our heads up!
A tough fixture facing a very large arsenal of players. Ripon had enough players for two teams and asked if we would play quarters to allow significant substitutions, we agreed as we could see it would be a nightmare to try and swap all the players on and off. Unfortunately, for our lads this meant Ripon had a lot more energy in the tanks.
Kick off was not the best, Malt were asleep. The first quarter wasn't our finest, allowing 4 trys over us. We recouped and pulled it back round and won the following quarter. The third quarter was a slog which Ripon narrowly edged. The fourth quarter was won by Malton but the damage was done in the first. Great effort by Malt and good prep for the matches coming up.
55 - 35 to Ripon.
Trys: Shepherdson, Browne, Saxby, Gold, Woodcock & Clough)