A LATE penalty kick from wingman Neil Wall enabled Bradford Dudley Hill to claim the spoils 24-22 in a see-saw Kingstone Press National Conference Division Two encounter against Clock Face Miners at Parry Lane.

Hill full back Aiden Batey was hauled down five metres short in a lively opening that saw the visitors pegged back on three occasions following head-high penalties.

They gained their just reward when second row forward Callum Wilkins latched onto a timely offload to reach the chalk.

The St Helens-based Miners clearly had the intention of wiping out the painful memory of their 50-12 mauling at the hands of West Bowling on their February visit to the area.

Stand-off Jordan Cresser launched a high bomb which caused havoc in the home defence and he seized the opportunity to touchdown, leaving full back Ian Webster an easy conversion.

The Miners then worked their way steadily up field from the restart to allow Cresser another chance to repeat his feat, resulting in second row forward Tom Higgins winning the race to reach the bouncing ball. Webster hit the post with his attempt to double their tally.

Hill suffered a setback when loose forward Andy Walker was shown the yellow card for interfering at the ruck but they produced a touch of class to level the score 10-10 when centre Daniel Lee sprinted over and Wall was on target just before the half-time whistle.

The hosts started the second stanza by forcing the Miners to defend grimly for three sets of six and the pressure told when hooker Ryan Dickinson sent substitute Luke Johnson on a weaving run to the whitewash with Wall again successful with the boot.

Hill centre Martin Southwell had the ball stolen from him on a one-on-one tackle with the line in sight before the St Helens side once more levelled matters 16-16 when packman John Rourke barged his way over at the posts.

Walker made up for his previous misdemeanour when he powered down the middle to outpace the defence on the outside to reach the corner and Wall slotted over a magnificent touchline conversion.

Then he effectively ended the visitors' chances with a penalty in front of the posts when they were caught offside following the kick-off.

The Miners had the final say with a further six-pointer bang on the final hooter but it was too late to prevent the Parry Laners from keeping their second spot in the table.