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Skipton 1st XV - Match centre

Skipton
Leeds Corinthians
J Duxbury (2), H McEneaney (2), B Hall, J Mcleod, L Jordan
Tries
J Duxbury (5)
Conversions
J Duxbury (2)
Penalties
Sat 23 Apr 15:00 - Northern Division - Yorkshire Division Four Full time

EMPHAHTIC WIN BUT MISS OUT ON PROMOTION BY 2 POINTS!

SKIPTON 51 - 5 LEEDS CORINTHIANS

by Simon Smith

Despite an emphatic seven try victory over Leeds Corinthians at Sandylands, Skipton had promotion cruelly snatched away in the last play of the game at Cawkill Park, Leyburn, where second placed Wensleydale scored a converted try on the stroke of full time to secure a 25-22 win against league leaders Halifax Vandals.

Following an early forward drive, a well taken line-out ball by second row Luke Stockton close on Corinthians line and good forward work from Harry McEneaney put stand-off Jake Duxbury over for the Reds' opening try. An excellent return kick from the re-start by Duxbury put Skipton back down field and a stolen ball at the line out by back-row Jordan Wilson sent the ball away. Second row McEneaney joined the back line and crossed for Skipton's second try to the delight of the home crowd. Duxbury added the extra points.

Another good take at the line out, this time by Stockton, set up a rolling maul and a sustained period of pressure by Skipton followed. Corinthians were caught off-side and Duxbury converted the penalty to extend the home side's lead.

Full-back Matty Langstaff made a try saving tackle on Corinthians first excursion into Skipton's half and Duxbury countered with a long range kick putting Skipton back into Corinthians 22. The visitors' number 7 then received a yellow card for a dangerously high tackle on Langstaff. McEneaney took advantage of Corinthians disarray and joined the back line again, going in for Skipton's third try. Duxbury converted and the sides turned round at 22 nil in Skipton's favour.

Corinthians started the second half strongly but Skipton countered with a good run from Langstaff. He put back-row Matty Wilson clear but he was bundled into touch just short of the line. Duxbury made amends a few minutes later putting number 8 Ben Hall through for Skipton's fourth try, securing the bonus league point. Duxbury added the extra points.

Corinthians fought back to Skipton's line but Matty Wilson ended the move with a text book smother tackle. Langstaff and centre Hamish Munro broke out from the ruck but the ball was knocked-on. Duxbury scored an opportunist fifth try for Skipton from a Corinthians knock-on. He added the extra points himself and the home side had a comfortable 36 nil lead. Not to miss out on the action, Jack Mcleod scored a classic wingers' try, being fed by Langstaff and Munro.

Corinthians fought back again and secured a series of penalties under Skipton's posts, from one of which Stockton received a yellow card for handling on the ground. Eventually the visitors went over for an unconverted try but Skipton soon replied with Duxbury converting a penalty for Corinthians not retreating ten yards.

After a series of quick tap penalties, centre Liam Jordan ran in Skipton's final try of the afternoon with Duxbury adding the extra points to seal the game at 51-5 to the home side.

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Key moments

6:00
Try Jake Duxbury scores for Skipton
15:00
Try Harry McEneaney scores for Skipton
15:00
Conversion Jake Duxbury kicks a conversion for Skipton
22:00
Penalty Jake Duxbury kicks a penalty for Skipton
38:00
Try Harry McEneaney scores for Skipton
38:00
Conversion Jake Duxbury kicks a conversion for Skipton
47:00
Try Ben Hall scores for Skipton
47:00
Conversion Jake Duxbury kicks a conversion for Skipton
54:00
Try Jake Duxbury scores for Skipton
54:00
Conversion Jake Duxbury kicks a conversion for Skipton
60:00
Try Jack Mcleod scores for Skipton
75:00
Penalty Jake Duxbury kicks a penalty for Skipton
79:00
Try Liam Jordan scores for Skipton
79:00
Conversion Jake Duxbury kicks a conversion for Skipton

Highlights

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79:00 Try 49 - 0
Liam Jordan scores for Skipton
79:00 Conversion 51 - 0
Jake Duxbury kicks a conversion for Skipton
75:00 Penalty 44 - 0
Jake Duxbury kicks a penalty for Skipton
60:00 Try 41 - 0
Jack Mcleod scores for Skipton
54:00 Try 34 - 0
Jake Duxbury scores for Skipton
54:00 Conversion 36 - 0
Jake Duxbury kicks a conversion for Skipton
47:00 Try 27 - 0
Ben Hall scores for Skipton
47:00 Conversion 29 - 0
Jake Duxbury kicks a conversion for Skipton
End of period 1
38:00 Try 20 - 0
Harry McEneaney scores for Skipton
38:00 Conversion 22 - 0
Jake Duxbury kicks a conversion for Skipton
22:00 Penalty 15 - 0
Jake Duxbury kicks a penalty for Skipton
15:00 Try 10 - 0
Harry McEneaney scores for Skipton
15:00 Conversion 12 - 0
Jake Duxbury kicks a conversion for Skipton
6:00 Try 5 - 0
Jake Duxbury scores for Skipton
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As it happened

  • Skipton
  • Leeds Corinthians
  • 0
  • Jake Duxbury Try 6:00'
  • Harry McEneaney Try 15:00'
  • Jake Duxbury Conversion 15:00'
  • Jake Duxbury Penalty 22:00'
  • Harry McEneaney Try 38:00'
  • Jake Duxbury Conversion 38:00'
  • Ben Hall Try 47:00'
  • Jake Duxbury Conversion 47:00'
  • Jake Duxbury Try 54:00'
  • Jake Duxbury Conversion 54:00'
  • Jack Mcleod Try 60:00'
  • Jake Duxbury Penalty 75:00'
  • Liam Jordan Try 79:00'
  • Jake Duxbury Conversion 79:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Halifax Vandals 22 90
2. Wensleydale 22 80
3. Skipton 22 78
4. Hessle 22 67
5. Burley 22 57
6. York Railway Institute 22 48
7. Ossett 22 46

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