Struggling Alnwick went down to their fifth North One East defeat in a row, losing to Ilkley this afternoon.
The Northumbrians lost 31-20 and sit third-bottom in the table. In contrast, Ilkley are fifth in the league.
It was a slightly better day at the office for Alnwick’s side second, who drew 28-28 with Ilkley’s second string.
SEE FULL REPORT IN THURSDAY’S NORTHUMBERLAND GAZETTE