Alnwick hold on for the narrowest of wins

Alnwick Rugby Football Club news and match reports.
Alnwick Rugby Football Club news and match reports.

Alnwick bounced back from last week’s defeat in Yorkshire to sneak a home victory against Old Crossleyans this afternoon.

At Greensfield earlier today, a topsy-turvy clash eventually saw the relieved hosts reach the final whistle 15-14 up.

Despite playing with the wind, Alnwick conceded first as the visitors went over for a converted try. A Bird penalty was the only response before the half-time interval (3-7).

After the break, a tap penalty on halfway saw Ellis make good yards before Gray went over under the posts, which made the conversion easy for Bird (10-7).

Alnwick then looked to have guaranteed the win when Todd made a double break after good work from the pack to score in the corner (15-7), but possession kicked away saw the visitors strike back to ensure a dramatic finale (15-14).