A bright start from Tows saw skipper Callum Jones cross in the opening exchanges, the conversion was missed.
It was then the host’s turn to pile on the pressure, their weightier pack started to take control of the set piece. The pressure was rewarded with a try coming off a driving scrum to level the scores.
The Lions were now on the front foot battering Tows’ robust defence on the five-metre line. Rugby failed to capitalize after a series of attacking scrums and lineouts but after conceding 12 penalties the referee granted the home side a penalty try and handed out a yellow card to Tows in the process. The score at the break was 12 – 5 to the Lions.
In the second half Tows struggled to keep possession conceding two more tries.
Tows then finally began to get their hands on the ball and had their best period of the game, being played in terrible conditions. Some great hands from the backs released Cam Young who continued his try scoring form to dot down before the final whistle.
With the Alliance Cup game vs Casuals being pushed back, this gives Tows a chance to watch the world cup final on Saturday, and give the squad the chance to recover from various injuries.