A MORE settled and in-form Yarnbury side won 12-5 at high-flying Goole on Saturday.

The conditions were Arctic and Yarnbury, facing a formidable head wind for the first 40 minutes, were expecting to be camped on the defensive duties and so it turned out.

Goole attacked down the centre through their forwards and Yarnbury showed their defensive strengths holding up the Goole forwards when they managed to get near the line.

Goole prop Ryan Lamb also made a great try-saving tackle to stop Yarnbury centre James Endersby from touching down.

Goole had a penalty chance but the wind stopped the conversion.

Yarnbury managed to break out of defence through their backs down the blind side but the final pass to winger Josh Bell was forward when the line was beckoning.

Goole had another penalty near the end of the half, and committed to a five metre line but this was repelled in fine style by the Yarnbury pack.

With the strong wind in their favour in the second half, Yarnbury were looking confident, but Goole stung by their failures to score in the first half attacked in earnest.

Left winger Luke Beecher had a tight space to work in but brushed off two tacklers and got over in the corner for the first try. The try was not converted in the wind and Goole led 5-0.

Yarnbury were not fazed by the first score from the league leaders and continued to defend their line and ran the ball back confidently through their full back and wing combinations.

Will Marshall used his pace to break the defensive line, allowing winger Joe Pinnick in support to score out wide on the right.

A superb conversion from the touchline in the swirling conditions added a valuable extra two points.

The game continued in the same vain, with Goole pressing through their pack and Yarnbury always looked dangerous on the break through their backs.

Good Yarnbury passing down the left made good ground and the ball went outside and came back in for Endersby to take the final pass and touch down giving the Horsforth side a 12-5 seven-point cushion, which they protected in earnest for a deserved win to topple the league leaders in front of a partisan crowd.