THREE games in a week proved too many for Clock Face as fatigue took its toll when they went down to a 22-24 defeat to the visiting Woolston Rovers.

Woolston scored first when they stole the ball from the defending Clock player behind the sticks in a move reminiscent of the Alfie Langer ball steal on Tommy Martyn.

However, Clock were quick to reply when Shaun Costello sent Luke Leyden in.

Two converted penalties for Clock gave them a 10-6 lead at the break.

Two minutes into the second half and Woolston scored to take the lead and extended it further with a try under the sticks.

But, Clock wouldn’t go away as Luke Leyden raced the length of the pitch to get Clock within two points. Frustratingly, Woolston scored again to increase the difference to eight points.

Luke Forber scored late to give Clock a chance but, Clock ran out of time.