Woolston Rovers 16
Crosfields 23

CROSFIELDS secured an important win over local rivals Woolston in a game that went to the last minute in the National Conference League Division Three.

Soap took the lead early on through Luke Jones, with Jack Reid converting, before Rovers hit back with a try from Christian Taylor and a touchline conversion from Gavin Bishop, levelling the scores.

A drop goal from Reid just before half time gave Soap a narrow 7-6 lead at the break and Reid was involved again after the restart as Crosfields stretched their advantage with a converted try from the stand off.

Rovers mounted a comeback with two quick tries from Warren Ayres and James Rosson to put the home side 16-13 in front, but Crosfields responded through Luke Jones’ second try.

With everything still to play for in the last minute, Nathan Hamilton sealed the win for Crosfields with a fantastic solo effort.

Rovers: Steve Arnold; James Rosson, Chris Brown, Paul Alcock, Christian Taylor; Gavin Bishop, Billy Maunder; Mark Robinson, Warren Ayres, Chris Mellor, Danny Brown, Sean Conway, Danny Griffiths. Subs: Scott Whiteley, Dave Kelly, Bobby McGregor, John Welch.

Crosfields: Troy Brophy; Luke Jones, Matthew Mahoney, Chris Burgess, Nathan Hamilton; Jack Reid, Craig Harris; Barry Lowe, Joe Clarke, Matty Clarke, Lewis Bani, Joe Moore, Jon Rigby. Subs: Matthew Pitt, Matthew Barber, Phil Brazendale, Jordan Ansell., N Currie.