Ashington Rugby made the long trip to Whitby on a day where gale force winds dominated the match.
In the end Ashington lost out 49-12, but not without putting up a fight.
John Tuck scored in the corner after five minutes, but Whitby hit back with a converted try for 7-5.
Tuck added a second try which was converted for 7-12, but another home converted try made it 14-12, and when they did nlikewise just before the break it was 21-12 at half-time.
Against the wind in the second half, and with bthe injured Tuck, Ashington struggled to make headway.
Whitby went on to score four converted tries in the second half for a final score of 49-12, although in truth, this scoreline flattered the home side.
“Ashington seconds continued their good form with a 46-22 win over Alnwick and Ashington were able to put out a 3rd team for the first time this year against Morpeth but narrowly lost 38-31.