HALIFAX, Huddersfield missed Sam Bridges, Matthew Colcombe and Jamie Bower as they came up against the powerful Harrogate side in their opening Yorkshire Junior Inter-Union League match at Ripon City and bowed 22-14.

But the trio returned to win all their matches as the team bounced back with a 28-8 win over East Riding at Allerthorpe Park.

County boys player Josh Bassitt led Harrogate to a commanding 8-4 lead from the foursomes.

Then the home side dominated the singles despite a battling Halifax, Huddersfield display which brought wins in four matches and halves in two others.

The opposition was not as strong at Allerthorpe Park, East Riding gaining only one point in the foursomes then being swamped in the singles as Halifax, Huddersfield won seven and shared three of the 12 matches.

Harrogate 22 Halifax, Hudds 14.

Foursomes: J Bassitt & C Wilding bt R Greenwood & N Scott 1 hole; E Ash & M Bond lost to A Webster & G Bamford 2&1; M Bennison & S Clarkson bt M Lawrie & A Cryer 1 hole; W Marlow & B Stanford bt M Hepworth & C Ryan Hicks 1 hole; C Clark & J Lampkin bt B Adamson & S Town 4&2; M Edmiston & J Ullock lost to B Simpson & S Pullen 1 hole.

Result: 8-4.

Singles: Bassitt bt Greenwood (West End) 2&1; Wilding lost to Scott (Crow Nest Park) 5&4; Ash bt Webster (Hanging Heaton 6&5; Bennison bt Lawrie (Crosland Heath) 2 holes; Clarkson lost to Cryer (Hebden Bridge) 1 hole; Bond bt Hepworth 2 holes; Stanford halved with Bamford; Clark bt Ryan Hicks (Longley Park) 5&4; Lampkin lost to Simpson (Saddleworth) 2&1; Marlow lost to Town (Queensbury) 2&1; Edmiston bt Adamson (Crow Nest Park) 4&3; Ullock halved with Pullen (Saddleworth).

Result: 14-10.

East Riding 8 Halifax, Hudds 28.

Foursomes: M Helyard & D Gray lost to S Bridges & R Greenwood 3&2; D Woodhead & M Daley lost to M Colcombe & J Hill 2&1; P Lockwood & P Wright halved with M Lawrie & A Cryer; A Jackson & J Fisher-Ulliott lost to M Hepworth & J Bower 2&1; T Garnett & M Ombler lost to N Scott & A Webster 1 hole; K O’Brien & T Pearce lost to B Simpson & S Pullen 1 hole.

Result: 1-11.

Singles: Helyard lost to Bridges (West End) 2 holes; Lockwood halved with Greenwood (West End); Daley lost to Colcombe (Longley Park) 3&2; Woodhead halved with Hill (Huddersfield); Ombler lost to Scott (Crow Nest Park) 4&3;Wright lost to Cryer (Hebden Bridge) 2&1; Fisher-Ulliott halved with Hepworth (Woodsome Hall); Pearce bt Webster (Hanging Heaton) 4&3; Garnett lost to Bower (Meltham) 2&1; Jackson bt Lawrie (Crosland Heath 5&4; Gray lost to Simpson (Saddleworth) 3&2; O’Brien lost to Pullen (Saddleworh) 5&4.

Result: 7-17.