Celtic fight back proves in vain

Billy Yarrow scored a brace of tries for Dewsbury Celtic but was unable to prevent them slipping to a 35-20 defeat against Oldham St Annes in National Conference League Division Three last Saturday. Picture: Paul Butterfield
Billy Yarrow scored a brace of tries for Dewsbury Celtic but was unable to prevent them slipping to a 35-20 defeat against Oldham St Annes in National Conference League Division Three last Saturday. Picture: Paul Butterfield

Dewsbury Celtic slipped to a 35-20 defeat to Oldham St Annes in National Conference League Division Three last Saturday.

Saints raced into a 26-0 first half lead with tries from Matt Whitehead (two), John Deakin, Ryan Powell and Oliver Bryan.

Celtic clawed their way back to within six points with a Billy Yarrow brace, tries by Danny Thomas and Liam Walmsley, and two Pat Foulstone goals.

Whitehead kicked a penalty and landed a drop goal before also converting Bryan’s second try after 70 minutes.