Flowing Ripon storm to 11-try victory over Moortown

Ripon in action photo Bob Turner
Ripon in action photo Bob Turner

Ripon RUFC romped to an 11-try success in their final home game of the season thrashing a depleted Moortown 72-7.

Prop Adam Scott-Paul scored a rare feat as he struck a second hat-trick against Moortown this season as Richard Dixon’s team continued their season ending flourish.

The firm pitch gave the young Ripon side the opportunity to display their skills and four tries by half time secured the bonus point.

Moortown scored their solitary try before the break but Ripon raced out of the blocks in the second period and seven more tries sealed the impressive victory.

Guy Watkinson scored 15 points with the boot and Adrian Potter (2), Scott Christy (2), James Potter, Stuart Cross, Ben James and Jason Bell all ran in tries.

Ripon travel to fifth-placed Bradford Salem this Saturday for their final match of the season.

They sit 10th in Yorkshire Two, one point behind eight-placed Leodiensian and ninth West Park Leeds.

Dixon said: “It was pretty emphatic. Moortown never gave up but we were quicker and better organised. We were clinical.

“To get a hat-trick at loose-head prop is incredible for Adam. I am curious to find out how rare it is.”