A GOLDEN point try by Woolston A team, after almost 100 minutes of rugby, ended Clock Face Miners A team’s dreams of lifting silverware in the North West Men’s League Shield final on Saturday.

Woolston got the scoring underway with a converted try however, Clock bounced straight back as Alan Johnson barged his way over from close range with Jack Highcock converting. Clock edged further in front when Highcock’s cross field grubber kick was pounced on by Luke Forber. Highcock converted to give Clock a 12-6 half time lead.

The Woolston half time team talk reignited their pack and a powerful carry saw their prop barge his way over with the conversion levelling the scores. Woolston extended their lead further to 22-12 with two trys resulting from well-placed cross field kicks.

Clock Face weren’t done yet as Ste Adamson narrowed the gap with a try out wide with Jordy Cresser landing the difficult conversion. Then, with three minutes left, Alan Johnson barged over for his second to level the scores but crucially, Cresser missed the conversion.

Both teams missed with late drop goal attempts and normal time ended at 22-22.

A tense golden point time ensued with two very tired teams struggling to make headway until late in the second half of this extra time when a break and a cross field kick by Woolston over the tired Clock defence led to the winning score.