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.

Friday, 13th December 2019, 11:00 am
Updated Monday, 16th December 2019, 3:53 pm

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.