HEWORTH ARLC conceded five second-half tries as they went down 38-26 at home to Crosfields in National Conference League division three.

The Villagers were level at 12-12 at half-time, but sloppy defence after the break cost them the chance of a victory.

The visitors led 6-0 on ten minutes after a try by Troy Brophy, converted by Jack Reid, but Heworth levelled on 31 minutes when Danny Allan converted Mike Crossman’s try.

Two minutes later, straight from the kick off, Joe Moore went in for Crosfields and Reid converted, Josh Poulter then put Jonny Payne in for a try on 39 minutes and Allan added the extras.

Nathan Taylor scored for the visitors on 42 minutes and Brophy got his second four minutes later, Reid converting.

Christian Pollock raced in from 60 metres out on 49 minutes to keep Heworth in the game on, but an interception try by Chris Burgess, goaled by Reid, made it 28-16 ten minutes later.

Jordan Chilton added another visiting try on 66 minutes before Allan dummied over for the home side on 70 minutes.

A chip over the Heworth defence allowed Kieran Thomas to pounce and Reid goaled, with Danny Simpson’s inside pass then sending Heworth’s Adam Withington in for a try, converted by Pollock.

Heworth’s top performers were Pollock, Mark Hayes and Poulter, making his return after injury.

Meanwhile, York Acorn suffered a fifth defeat in 11 division one matches when they lost 42-24 at Rochdale Mayfield.