OLD Grovians came from 13 points down with 20 minutes left to beat Wetherby 18-16 in Yorkshire Two.

Wetherby took the lead when they rumbled over to score after winning a lineout.

Despite Ben Brown (pictured) reducing the deficit with a penalty, a series of breaks down the right side resulted in the visitors second try which was followed by a penalty kick to give them a 10 point lead.

The turning point of the game was early in the second period when Wetherby’s centre intercepted a pass and was only hauled down short of the line by Max Kennedy’s try saving tackle. Grovians were awarded a penalty and cleared their lines.

Wetherby increased their lead with a penalty on the 62nd-minute but from then it was all Grovians. Firstly, replacement Plasa Suli powered over after Joe Harrison had charged down a clearance kick.

Danny Secker followed the try up by producing one for Kennedy to claim as the latter won the kick and chase.

Brown kicked the important conversion and Wetherby now only led by one point.

With the clock ticking down the away side were penalised on half way and the resulting back chat led to another 10 metres making it a possible kick at goal. Brown slotted the kick over to the delight of the home support.

Coach, Andy Hinchliffe was ecstatic with his side's comeback and praised Kennedy's performance.

He said: “Another wind effected match with all tries scored at the river end. I am delighted with the result and how the players kept going to the end.

"Wetherby were equally determined and may have thought the game was secured when they were in for an almost certain try before a miracle tackle from full back Max Kennedy.

"Max then scored a fly kicked length of the field try combining well with Danny Secker despite a hint of offside.

"We are in an extremely competitive league and the difference between a win and a loss can come down to small margins and a little bit of luck.”