Halifax Dukes 17-43 Skipton
Halifax Dukes come unstuck against old rivals Skipton.
A scoreline of 43-17 failed to do justice to the Halifax Dukes, who didn't get the rub of the green during their defeat to Skipton.
Halifax scored three tries and were only 22-17 down two minutes into the second half, however they were unable to get the platform they needed to finish off the visitors.
And Skipton, who were allowed to control the breakdowns, took full advantage of the situation to secure the victory.
Aaron Horner and Ben Mather scored first-half tries, while Paul Knapping crossed immediately after the break, however Skipton registered seven tries of their own.
Alex Horner was named man-of-the-match for Halifax, while James Myers and Matt Tallis also impressed. Halifax performed well and there were plenty of positives heading into next Saturday's clash with Huddersfield at Ovenden Park.
Halifax RUFC would like to thank Terry Ward for sponsoring the match and Pristine Clean Auto Valets (07450 248083) for sponsoring the ball for the game - your support is greatly appreciated.