Wheatley slip to finish fourth

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WHEATLEY Hills dropped a place to finish fourth in North East One after going down 21-17 in their last game of the season at home to lowly Northern.

The injury-hit Doncaster side were without top try-scorer Gaz Burns (blood infection).

Wheatley, who started with three Under-19s players. took an early lead when winger Lee Wallace scored his first senior try, which Jack Craswell goaled from touch.

The visitors, who needed a point to retain their North East One status, hit back with a brace of first-half penalties.

Wheatley started the second half on top with centre Mickey Hayward beating two defenders on a 30 metre run to the line.

Johnny Marshall extended Wheatley’s lead to 17-6 after joining the line out wide to claim their third try.

But Northern went on to win with a great rally.