Dinnington Rugby Club suffered their third narrow defeat in a row, going down to a last gasp try in a 12-10 loss at Pocklington.
It was the very last play of the game that scuppered Dinnington’s chances of victory.
Dinnington made a good start, but a drive for the line with only four minutes played was halted when they were penalised, Pocklington cleared.
Dinnington came straight back and within another five minutes they were in the lead.
A penalty was kicked to the corner which set up a catch and drive. The initial attempt was brought down but Will Marshall broke through to score. Jonny West converted.
Pocklington responded with a catch and drive of their own but were met with some solid defence, however, it cost Dinnington a man in the bin.
Despite their man advantage, Pocklington could not get into threatening positions.
At full strength, Dinnington were given an advantage when Pocklington had a man binned but they could not turn it into points
Dinnington’s 7-0 lead was wiped out after the restart as Pocklington moved the ball wide to score in the corner.
The home side tried to build on this but lost the ball at their own line out, in the visitors’ twenty-two.
Ten minutes into the half, Pocklington saw a penalty attempt fall short of its target and three minutes later a kick and chase from the home side was easily dealt with.
Dinnington regained the lead when Pocklington were penalised for a high tackle and West took the points.
Seven minutes from time Pocklington had an attempt to level the scores but missed with a penalty and this seemed to have been their last chance as Dinnington soon had play in the home twenty-two.
However, the visitors lost the ball in open play allowing Pocklington to attack.
The threat was bundled into touch 15 metres out but Dinnington then failed to control the ball at the line out giving Pocklington one last chance.
Three times Dinnington pushed the home forwards backwards but when Pocklington spun the ball wide, a missed tackle let them through to score in the corner.
The missed conversion was the last action.
Dinnington need to get bounce back but it will not be easy , entertaining Percy Park at Lodge Lane on Saturday.