WATCH: Last-gasp drop-goal scuppers battling Alnwick

Alnwick 7 Sheffield 8

North One East

Alnwick took league leaders Sheffield to the wire today.

Action from Alnwick's game against Sheffield. Picture by Jane Coltman

Action from Alnwick's game against Sheffield. Picture by Jane Coltman

A superb effort by the whole team for the second week running saw just one point separating the teams at the final whistle at Greensfield.

Towards the end of a hard-fought match, a drop-goal in the last few minutes nudged Sheffield ahead. A drop-goal attempt by Burn in the final seconds drifted wide.

For a full match report, see Thursday’s Northumberland Gazette.

Alnwick Seconds were victorious against a strong Billingham side, with the final score 20-12, but the Thirds ended their winning run at Ryton.