HORSFORTH side Yarnbury were looking for their first win of the new season after a one point loss last week but were always on the back foot in this 28-17 Yorkshire Two defeat at Old Rishworthians.

Rishworthians took the lead on 10 minutes with a penalty from AJ Boardman. He missed another five minutes later but Yarnbury then went up the other end and stand off Danny Pound slotted home to level the scores.

Yarnbury were doing well in the set pieces but found it difficult to get their wide backs going, as the home defence were well up in the tackle.

Rishworthians then used the breeze well to force Jack Brown at full back to run the ball back and Yarnbury soon let Rishworthians in for their first try on the left wing.

Following a kick through, pacy winger Anthony Shoesmith touched down in the corner for an unconverted score.

Fellow winger Craig Strickland managed to get over following more home pressure and then the Horsforth outfit were caught offside, giving Boardman a penalty chance, which he took to increase the home lead to 16-3 at the turn.

The game was not out of reach for Yarnbury after the break and good back play sent Brown under the posts with a slick short pass.

Pound converted, with Yarnbury getting plenty of ball to mount their own pressure on the home line.

The shape of the game meant it looked like Yarnbury would take a stranglehold on proceedings but attacks often fell down when the ball was lost in the tackle or wrong options were taken.

The game swung back in the home side's favour when Yarnbury prop Kyle Donworth was sin binned for an accidental high tackle.

With Yarnbury a man down, Rishworthians took advantage with a try from a rolling maul.

In the last 10 minutes, Rishworthians winger Craig Strickland weaved his way through the centre of the Yarnbury defence at pace after gathering a short defensive kick out of the 22 metre area to get under the posts.

Boardman converted, before Yarnbury captain James White dummied and strolled under the posts. Pound converted to give some respectability to the score.

No points though for the visitors, and a need to cut out giving the opposition cheap ball in vulnerable areas of the pitch.