YARNBURY usually get very little on their visit to Settle against their old foes North Ribblesdale but, after throwing away points earlier in the season, they came good here with an impressive 39-30 victory in Yorkshire Two.

The first play from the opponents' kick-off was not covered though and gave the home side the advantage of good field position and a converted pushover try between the posts.

Yarnbury responded well and took control for the rest of the quarter.

Josh Bateson burst through a gap only to lose the ball, but a good forward rush and inter passing put wing forward George Bowen in to space to score on the right. Stand off George Oldridge missed the conversion from close in.

The visitors persisted in running the ball, with winger Josh Bell giving his opposite number Bateson room to use his speed.

He outflanked the defence to score Yarnbury's second try under the sticks, from where Oldridge made the conversion.

A Ribb penalty evened the scores but Yarnbury were not deterred and scored a superb team try, running the ball the length of the field and putting Bateson away for his second, also converted.

The hosts kicked a penalty towards the end of the first-half, meaning it 17-13 to Yarnbury at the interval.

The visitors had the slope in the second half but it did not help initially as another penalty infringement allowed Ribb to reduce the deficit to one point.

Yarnbury pressed again and secured their fourth try and a bonus point when prop Lewis Atha charged down a clearance kick for a five-point score.

They then went on to dominate the game and scored two further tries. Ribblesdale just could not cope with the pace of Bateson who danced round several defenders for his third try, with Oldridge converting to put his side 29-16 in front.

The stand off then kicked a penalty under the sticks to further increase the lead before good work from second row James Falgate led to Bowen scoring Yarnbury's sixth and final try to put them out of sight.

North Ribblesdale never gave up and scored two converted tries at the last, as Yarnbury relaxed in the knowledge that they had secured a five-point win, on a thrilling afternoon for all those in attendance.