GUISBOROUGH RUFC faced Hullensians on a fine Saturday afternoon at their ground in Belmangate.

Nobody expected the drama that unfolded during the afternoon when Guisborough literally snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in an incredible game.

The Priorymen stormed into the lead through tries by Mark Ferguson and Owen Edwards, before further scores from Tony Conway and Ferguson gave their team a 26-6 points advantage at halftime. The only disappointment of the first period was a sin-binning to Phil Shields, after a series of infringements had seen him shown the yellow card.

Early in the second half Guisborough stretched their lead to 27 points, when Ferguson completed a hat-trick of tries. What happened from then on could not be made up as Hullensians, who were down and out and had not really threatened the Guisborough whitewash, stormed back into the game with three quick tries, during which Joe Whyman was sent to the sin-bin.

The home team appeared to have weathered the storm when Liam Corcoran crossed to score. However, Hullensians stunned everyone with two late tries that were successfully converted to give them victory by the score of: Guisborough 38 points, Hullensians 39 points.