3 tries for Paul Smith and another for Scott Hunter were enough to secure a 5 point win against Yorkshire 4 strugglers Knaresborough. The game never really lived up to expectations with mistakes all round. Both sides were on the wrong end of some puzzling decisions which only led to frustration for all. Dale had several players missing giving Geoff Southgate at openside, Bodge Burnett flyhalf and Boo Wheeler at prop their first starts of the season.
Final score Knaresborough 0 -28 Wensleydale.