Late agony for Houghton

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Houghton succumbed to a late 29-18 defeat at home to North Shields in Durham/Northumberland Division Two on Saturday.

The Dairy Lane side produced an unconverted try by Brett Henderson in the first half, but conceded three unconverted tries to go into the break 15-5 down. Houghton finally came into the game, Glenn Atkinson pouncing for a converted try and Adams kicking two penalties to lead 18-15 with eight minutes to go.

North Shields, though, put paid to hopes of a Houghton victory by scoring two tries in the final five minutes.