Dukes - 2nd XV - Match centre

Halifax Dukes
Skipton
A Horner, B Mather, P Knapping
Full time
A Horner
Sat 2 Sep 15:00 - League

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.

Halifax Dukes 17-43 Skipton
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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.

Key moments

10:00
Try Aaron Horner scores for Halifax Dukes
11:00
Conversion Aaron Horner kicks a conversion for Halifax Dukes
34:00
Try Ben Mather scores for Halifax Dukes
42:00
Try Paul Knapping scores for Halifax Dukes

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Halifax Dukes 17-43 Skipton
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Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Alex Horner is awarded player of the match for Halifax Dukes
43:00 Missed Conversion
Paul Knapping misses a conversion for Halifax Dukes
42:00 Try 17 - 0
Paul Knapping scores for Halifax Dukes
End of period 1
35:00 Missed Conversion
Aaron Horner misses a conversion for Halifax Dukes
34:00 Try 12 - 0
Ben Mather scores for Halifax Dukes
11:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Aaron Horner kicks a conversion for Halifax Dukes
10:00 Try 5 - 0
Aaron Horner scores for Halifax Dukes
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As it happened

  • Halifax Dukes
  • Skipton
  • 0
  • Aaron Horner Try 10:00'
  • Aaron Horner Conversion 11:00'
  • Ben Mather Try 34:00'
  • Paul Knapping Try 42:00'
  • Alex Horner Player of the Match 80:00'

Team selection

West, Toby West, Toby
Smith, Clive Smith, Clive
Sidebottom, Jonny Sidebottom, Jonny
Walker, Corey Walker, Corey
Saiao, Alex Saiao, Alex
Horner, Aaron Horner, Aaron
Emmerson, Darren Emmerson, Darren
Tallis, Matthew Tallis, Matthew
Horner, Alex Horner, Alex
Wilson, Michael Wilson, Michael
Smith, Nathan Smith, Nathan
Smith, Craig Smith, Craig
Mather, David Mather, David
Bunting, Tom Bunting, Tom
Myers, James Myers, James
Halifax Dukes

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