Shields lose top sport after defeat to Whitby

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NORTH Shields RFC travelled down to Whitby as league leaders with the North Yorkshire just behind them in second place.

As might be expected it was a close fought encounter with neither side willing to give an inch.

With North Shields having scored a converted try to Whitby’s penalty it looked like the visitors were going to get the points until a converted try from Whitby snatched the win, which takes them above North Shields in the league by a point.

However, North Shields have a game in hand and they will be looking to reclaim top spot when it is played.

On Saturday North Shields travel to Houghton for another league game. Kick-off 2.15pm.