Fightback proves in vain for Driffield

Driffield 17

West Hartlepool 22

Driffield’s season of woe continued against potential league winners.

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No team in the league has scored more bonus points than Driffield but they are ninth after winning only four matches.

They turned round 22-0 down but fought back after tries by prop Anthony Carr, Steve Stockdale and Jonny Boatman, plus two conversions and a penalty by Gareth Foreman had left them reeling.

They pulled back a try by scrum-half Craig Gray which Lee Birch converted. Outside centre Tom Wright then raced over for a converted try and Birch added a penalty to set up a tense final 10 minutes.