A MALTON & NORTON RUFC Under-17 side robbed of players through injury and illness maintained their title challenge with a 38-0 victory at Bridlington.

In blustery conditions, the Ryedale youngsters did the basics well in an impressive performance which saw them have no subs and have to play 15 minutes of the second half with 14 men because of injury.

Malton's try scorers were Ben Tenge (2), Caleb Barrett (2), Will Simpson and Ollie Fargher, while James Wood kicked four of his six conversions.

Malton & Norton U14s went down 41-33 in a thrilling encounter with Whitley Bay-based touring side Rockcliff. The visitors made a strong start and two good tries put them 12-0 up. Malton hit back when scrum-half Danny Scorfield attacked the gain line and sent a pass to Matthew Jefferson to score in the corner.

Rockcliff applied consistent pressure and were rewarded with three further scores.

Freddie Lockwood then scored a superb try - picking up from the base of the scrum and attacking the blindside before powering through - but Malton trailed 31-12 at the break.

With the wind at their backs in the second half, they established territorial dominance and George Austin-Thompson ran in from a tap-in penalty. He then crossed again after a great team try involving Albert Pollard and Jack Villa Fordon.

Rockcliff re-established themselves with another try before Austin-Thompson outpaced the visitors' flying winger for a spectacular 90-metre score. Rockcliff, though, had the last word with a try at the death.

Malton & Norton U13s recorded a marvellous 43-0 win against Driffield.

Oliver Kelsey got the first after a good run from Fabian Marras and the second try came soon after. Josh Britton, this time, was able to profit from more Marras good work. When Ben Edwards stole a line out and cruised in from five metres, it was 19-0 at half-time.

Malton were quickly out of the blocks after the restart. Charlie Blackburn's great run ended with an off-load to debutant Jacob Head. He ran in the remaining 20 metres. He then followed up with a second after dodging several tackles when running in from half-way.

A sixth try was added when good attacking runs and offloading play in the tackles by Peter Hudson and Adam Finlinson allowed Marras to run down the wing and Malton scored again before the end.

A good run from Joe Edwards, and stellar work from the forwards, led to Marras getting his second try of the day.