Whitehall push Farnley to the limit in a thriller

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Whitehall faced a physical Farnley side, eventually slipping to a 30-24 defeat in Division Four.

For 30 minutes it was stalemate, but Rick Tillotson set up Joe Fee who registered the first try, Paul Stead’s conversion making it 6-0 to Whitehall .

Andrew Johnson then finished a great team try, Stead putting Whitehall 12-0 up.

Falcons levelled at 12-12 and went ahead with two tries early in the second half.

But Tillotson sprinted away for a try and Stead pulled the score back to 24-18.

Farnley regained the lead, but Stead and Richard Cassanove sent Tillotson over for his second try, Stead’s conversion pulling the score back to 28-24.

But a penalty for a ball steal then gave the Falcons a six point cushion.

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