Last gasp defeat for Alnwick rugby

Alnwick Rugby Club 1sts suffered the heartache of a last gasp 31-30 defeat when their hosts, Macclesfield, staged a late recovery in their North Premier League game on Saturday.

By Keith Hamblin
Tuesday, 12th April 2022, 9:53 am
Alnwick RFC.
Alnwick RFC.

Alnwick had the better of the first half and two converted tries saw them open up a 0-14 lead, which was extended to 7-24 by half-time.

But early in the second half Macclesfield scored a second converted try of their own to reduce the deficit to 14-24.

The home side continued to press and they hauled themselves level at 24-24 before Alnwick moved 24-27 in front with a penalty with ten minutes left on the clock.

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Another penalty saw the Northumbrians extend their advantage to 24-30.

But in the dying minutes Macclesfield went over for another try and the conversion was good for the home side to snatch a dramatic victory.

Alnwick have no game this weekend and will play their final game of the season, at home to Sandal, on Saturday, April 23.