Skipton 13 Thornensians 18

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Thornensians launched a second half comeback to win 18-13 at Yorkshire Three basement side Skipton.

Tries in the final quarter from Aaron Holt and Stuart Hughes decided a close fought contest played in strong winds.

Thorne played into the wind in the first half and found it difficult going against a determined Skipton outfit.

However, the conditions did not trouble Conrad Hanson as he kicked two early penalties to give Thornensians a 6-0 lead.

Just before the break, Skipton reduced the arrears with a try to make it 6-5.

Skipton also struggled to make use of the wind but, with their forwards causing all kinds of problems, they did take the lead on 56 minutes with their second try of the game.

However, Thornensians’ defence was excellent and they did a great job of resisting the home side’s attacks.

This eventually allowed the visiting forwards to get into the game and Thorne scored their first try on the hour mark with Holt powering over and Hanson adding the extras.

Two minutes later, Hughes won the game for Thornensians with their second try.

Fifth placed Thornensians travel to Bramley Phoenix on Saturday.