YARNBURY put up a plucky performance as they were narrowly beaten 24-12 by Yorkshire Two leaders Roundhegians.

The visitors looked the more assured side from the offset and quickly took the lead with a hack on through the middle by centre Josh Bell who was first to the touchdown.

This seemed to match the Yarnbury style of play this season all run and rush rather than the old style under Bob Hood of working position and running good ball.

The 10th-placed team lead the league on bonus points for tries scored but do not have enough wins in the bag to get out of their current low half of the table position.

With constant changes to the line up, the team had an unfamiliar look about the play individual effort rather than a dedicated plan and so it was to show as the half wore on.

The pack defended well down the middle of the park and Yarnbury were getting space down the left side but on too many occasions the ball was knocked on with an overlap looming.

Roundhegians used the wind well when full back and captain Alex Jones cross kicked behind the away side's defence and winger Ewan Cameron ran on to the bounce to capture an unconverted try.

The hosts then exploited space down the right side with a Harry Woollaston scrum half break feeding winger Tom Bennett to score in the corner.

Centre Elliot Jackson converting to give the home side a dozen points on the board.

Things got worse when tricky stand off James Dobson,a thorn in the Horsforth side for the last few seasons showed the ball and went down the middle feeding centre Ian Adamson to score under the posts.

Substitute winger Alex Miambo added extra points just before the break scoring in the corner despite the valiant efforts of Bell meaning the score stood at 24-5 at the break.

Ian Maycock was on for the second half at number eight and most of the play from a dominant Yarnbury pack centred around his pick ups from the back of the scrum as the game became an arm wrestle down the middle of the park.

Yarnbury's pressure did not show until the end of the game when Maycock finally got over near the posts and Jarrod Huss converted.