Ashington go down to leaders Acklam
Ashington Rugby travelled to top-of the-table side Acklam with a much changed side due to unavailabilities and injuries.
Powerful running by the Acklam backs tested the Ashington defence time and again and they scored three tries for an early 17-0 lead.
Johnson managed to go over for Ashington to reduce the deficit to 17-5, but Acklam came back with another another try and penalty. Arkle darted over for another Ashington try, and at half-time it was 25-10.
In the second half the teams exchanged tries, Storey going over for Ashington, McKay converting.
McKay then went over himself and converted again for 32-24, but then they faltered and Acklam picked up the pacing, taking advantage to run in a further five tries, giving a final score of 63-24.
On Saturday Ashington face Darlington at home.