WATH Upon Dearne could hold their heads up high despite losing out to Somerset side Wells in the RFU Senior Vase final at Twickenham on Saturday.
The South Yorkshire outfit were cheered on by hundreds of fans who made the journey to the home of England rugby.
A rousing second half comeback, however, could not make up for a disappointing first half which saw Wells race into a 23-point lead.
Wells fly half Aaron Cook kicked three penalties and scored a try before kicking the conversion himself.
The Somerset Premier champions then stretched the lead through Ashley Hill as he raced through from 20 yards with talisman Cook adding two more points.
But Wath looked a different team in the second half and they scored their first points through Anthony Barratt kicking a penalty three minutes in.
Cook scored his second try of the game shortly after as Wath failed to clear their lines.
But the Yorkshire Two promotion chasers refused to lie down and they forced their way back into the tie with lock Richard Hill crashing over from a tap-and-go penalty with Barratt converting.
Matthew Burrows continued the comeback when the captain went over for Wath, only for Cook to add his fourth penalty of the game just after.
Centre Steve Mason struck back for Wath with another try but Barratt missed the conversion and Wells held on to win 31-22.
*For picture specials of Wath’s big day out at Twickenham see this week’s South Yorkshire Times and Doncaster Free Press.