Ashington edge two point victory

Ashington RFC 31Ryton 29Ashington played their first home game of the season when they edged a two point win over Ryton.

Wednesday, 11th September 2019, 7:04 pm
Updated Monday, 16th September 2019, 3:55 pm

They made a bright start and three tries in the first 20 minutes from Weeks, Merryweather and Lumley, converted by Arkle, saw the Colliers in control.

Injuries to Mitchell Brown and Gareth Newman saw Ashington reshuffle their pack, Ryton taking advantage to claw their way back into the game, with their first try, but Henderson went over for a converted try to give the home side a 24-5 half-time lead.

Ryton hit back with four tries to go 24-29 in front.

But Turner grabbed the vital try under the posts with Arkle’s conversion securing the win.