Denied right at the death

A LATE score by Morpeth just edged out Rockcliff RFC’s young development side after they had battled back from being 19-0 down.

Morpeth were 19-0 up within ten minutes of the start, but Andrew Webster inspired a fight back when he scored and converted the opening try for the red and golds.

Andrew Telford and Jonny Birkett then added further scores, both converted by Webster, to put Rockcliff two points up. Webster added a penalty for 24-19 at half-time.

The second half was evenly contested and Rockcliff looked on for a win, but Morpeth broke away to score a late unconverted try to win.