Depleted York Acorn hung on for a valuable away win at basement boys St Annes, the blue and golds had the game in the bag after 77 minutes at 34 points to 16 but a 16 point blitz by the home side in the dying minutes had Acorn hanging on at the end.
St Annes opened the scoring on 3 minutes when winger Sean Thomas caught a cross field kick to go over scrum half Nathan Jewitt kicked a good goal. 3 minutes later Steve Doswell took a superb Joe Budd
pass to go over ùnder the posts Eddie Clapham goaled to draw level. On 9 minutes the ever dangerous John Waldron cut in from the right hand side out witted 4 defenders to go over.
St Annes levelled on 24 minutes when Jewitt landed on the loose ball after a kick ahead.Acorn regained the lead on 32 minutes when centre Joe Burns came back on the angle to score a good try Clapham goaled for a 16 points to 10 half time lead.
Acorn started with a bang in the second half a couple of quick play the balls saw space for John Waldron who galloped 60 yards for a sensational try clapham converted. St Annes reduced the arrears on 54 minutes when Simon Topping scored in the corner loose forward Jordan Galloway goaled.
On the hour some superb support play saw Tom Hill
hand on to Joe Budd
who scored at the side of the posts Clapham goaled.On 64 minutes Jordan Hyde forced his way over from close range and with Clapham slotting the conversion the game looked all over at 34 points to 16.
As the clock ran down and Acorn took their foot off the gas St Annes ran riot and scored tries through Paul Garrett, Jordan Hanley and Michael Cadd, Jordan Galloway kicked 2 of those efforts to leave Acorn looking over their shoulder.
The last few minutes apart it was essentially a good team performance, with plenty of players on debut and out of position, Waldron was voted man of the match, but Young gun Tim Stubbs gave a superb performance with Joe Budd
and Danny Caldwell
also having big matches.