Gritty Ash secure bonus points
Ashington RFC 37Ponteland 44After a disastrous start Ash showed plenty of grit and determination to fight back and earn two bonus points.
Ash conceded three early tries and were 0-17 after 12 minutes, but Brian Merryweather reduced the deficit..
The visitors extended their lead to 5-22, before skipper Arkle kicked a home penalty. Ponteland added another try before Weeks went over in the corner, converted by Arkle. Tom Sharp added another Ash try from close in to give a 20-27 half time score.
Another Pont converted try and penalty took then 20-37 in front.Sharp went over for an Ash score, but Pont also scored again before Arkle scored twice in the final minutes, his last minute conversion securing the bonus.