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New Earswick All Blacks lose at Ackworth Jaguars
10:22am Tuesday 16th October 2012 in Sport
A LAST-MINUTE try consigned New Earswick All Blacks ARLC to their second defeat of the Pennine League championship campaign.
The York side led 24-22 at Ackworth Jaguars, but the home side snatched the 28-24 win with a last-gasp converted try.
Ackworth led 10-0 after ten minutes, but the All Blacks hit back as centre Adam Kirby crashed over for a try converted by half-back Tom Holmes.
Holmes then converted his own try four minutes later after centre Jack Sinclair intercepted.
Ackworth regained the lead with two converted tries, but the All Blacks responded when second row Chris Spain crossed on the stroke of half-time. Holmes’ conversion meant they trailed 22-18 at the break.
The first 20 minutes of the second half were a stalemate but then winger Jack Law crashed over and Holmes converted before Ackworth stole it.
Man of the match for the All Blacks was loose forward Carl Barrow, backed up well by Holmes, and props Jack Stearman, Johnny Clark and Alan Davidson.
New Earswick All Blacks ‘A’ were 30-16 winners in division four over Dearne Valley Bulldogs at White Rose Avenue.
All Blacks ‘A’ led 22-16 at half-time after tries by centre Carl Pallister, Elliott Bridges and full-back Ben Cooper (2), while Liam Gargan kicked two conversions and a penalty.
After the break, Gargan kicked a penalty and converted a Bridges try.
Phil Turpin was man of the match.
Selby Warriors were without a game in division three, while Selby ‘A’ were 56-4 winners at Greetland ‘A’ in division seven.