WEST BOWLING slipped to their second defeat of the season in the National Conference League Division Two, going down 25-22 at Ince Rose Bridge.

The visitors took advantage of an early knock-on when stand-off Harry Williams squeezed in at the corner for an unconverted try.

Then Liam Coe put a teasing kick into the corner, which debutant youngster Liam Fraser got a finger-tip to to score a hotly-disputed try, with Williams kicking the conversion to put Bowling 10-0 up.

Ince replied with three tries to lead 16-10 before Daniel Gregory crossed near the posts after good work from the Bowling forwards and, with Williams converting, it was 16-16 at half-time.

Play was held up early in the second half after a Bowling player needed treatment following a challenge which the visitors felt merited a card but only resulted in a penalty.

Ince Rose, who had gone in front, did have a player sin-binned for another high tackle soon after and Bowling capitalised.

The ball was whipped out to winger Kyle Moore, who went 45 metres down his wing before drawing the defender to send the supporting centre Louis Fraser, on his first team debut, over the line. Man of the match Williams converted to draw the scores level at 22-22.

Bowling's Olly Bartle was sin binned for dissent, followed by a red card for Bowling's coach after asking the referee for an explanation.

Ince Rose dropped a superb goal from just inside their own half, quickly followed by a penalty on 77 minutes on half way for not clearing the ruck quickly. That increased Bridge's lead to 25-22 and Bowling could not respond despite late pressure.

In spite of pressure from Bowling in the last few minutes, Ince held out for victory.

In the Yorkshire Men's League Alliance Division Two, Dewsbury Moor beat West Bowling A 52-10.

Gareth Cullington and Jack Cull scored tries for Wests, plus one conversion to Logan Simpson. Bowling's man of the match was Luke Harp.