Pressure, but Rockcliff can’t get over line

WB Rockcliff 19Northern 34This was a game Rockcliff dominated in spells, but their inability to get over the line cost them dearly as they went down to promotion contenders Northern.

Tuesday, 17th December 2019, 11:42 am
Updated Tuesday, 17th December 2019, 1:25 pm
Henry Cotton breaking for Rockcliff.

Northern started well, and were three tries up at 3-19 before Rockcliff started to play.

Liam Bowman went over for Rockcliff with Rhys Johnstone kicking the home side to a 16-19 deficit.

A Johnstone penalty levelled it a 19-all early in the second half, but despite pressure on the visitors’ line they couldn’t converted territory into points, and Northern scored twice more to win the match.

Rockcliff’s next game is the Boxing Day derby against Percy Park.