LIAM Lawton conceded that his Woolston Rovers side got what they deserved when they fell 19-12 at Hull Dockers on Saturday.

The sides were level at 12-12 when second-row Kieran Moore crossed for the Green and Golds three minutes into the second half, but things did not go to plan after that to leave Rovers still searching for their first away win of the season in National Conference League Division One.

Rovers’ NCL head coach Liam Lawton said: “That was such a frustrating afternoon for us.

“We started off well enough and got our noses in front but then went away from everything that we have been working on in training.

“We got level just after the break and I thought we would kick on from that but it just never happened and Hull deserved to get the win.”

Rovers opened the scoring in the ninth minute with a try from second-row Dan Fearnley. Stand off Craig Lawton converted but Dockers levelled matters and then nudged ahead with their second try shortly before the break.

Moore’s score made things equal again before a converted Dockers try and drop goal sealed things.

Best for Rovers were prop forward Harry Files, loose forward Ryan Brown and Fearnley.

Rovers: James Tarpey; Alex Pendlebury, Callum Harnett-Smy, Ben Dixon, Ben Roberts; Craig Lawton, Sean Kelly; Harry Files, Adam Files, Jackson Phillips, Kieran Moore, Dan Fearnley, Ryan Brown. Subs: Andy Addison, Ben Crewe, Ryan Palin, Jake Proudlove.