DERBY bragging rights were gained by Malton & Norton RUFC's Under-17s after they took a 7-3 victory away from Driffield in a bruising encounter at Kelleythorpe.

Having beaten their arch rivals earlier in the season, the Gannock outfit found themselves under pressure in the first half as Driffield used a strong wind to test the Ryedale side's defence.

They were up to the task and not only foiled attacks but drove forward. Driffield led at the break, though, kicking a penalty just before half-time to establish a three point advantage.

With the wind at their backs in the second half, the crucial moment came 15 minutes from time when Ben Tenge ran through the Driffield lines, leaving tacklers in his wake, to go under the posts. Caleb Barrett added the extras.

While Driffield tried to rally, they were unable to break down the Malton defence.

Malton & Norton Under-13s found themselves under siege as Wharfedale produced four second half tries to win 47-31.

The long trip to Skipton may have taken its toll on the Ryedale youngsters in the second period after an impressive first half effort saw them lead 26-19 at the break.

They got off to a fast start when Thomas Barker intercepted a line-out and scored from five metres. Wharfedale replied but Malton bagged a brace through Jacob Head and Josh Britton.

Wharfedale again responded strongly to draw level but excellent hands saw Britton score his second try of the game before the two sides changed ends. They extended their advantage from the kick-off as Head went on a great run, eluding home tacklers, to cross the whitewash.

But Wharfedale grew stronger as Malton tired and they took advantage to claim victory.