Rugby union: Hills slip off pace after defeat to rivals

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WHEATLEY Hills dropped to fourth in North One East after a 26-17 home defeat to promotion-chasing rivals Percy Park.

Tries from winger Chris Blessed and prop Tom Buckenham, along with a Guy Townsley conversion, helped Hills level the scores after going 12-0 down.

Ali Blair’s converted try put the visitors back ahead before Blessed’s second score reduced the deficit to two points.

Park sealed victory in the last minute when Simon Greetham went under the posts and added the conversion to send his side up to second in the table.