Championship One: North Wales Crusaders edge win at Gateshead

Dave McConnell's late try snatched a 24-20 victory for North Wales Crusaders against Gateshead Thunder in Championship One.

The hooker managed to burrow his way over from acting half to deny Gateshead, who had trailed 12-8 at half-time but hit back with an improved second-half display.

Tommy Johnson, Jamie Durbin and Leon Brennan claimed Crusaders' other tries, with Tommy Johnson kicking all four of his attempts at goal.

South Wales Scorpions slumped to a 36-10 defeat at Rochdale Hornets despite holding their hosts 10-10 at half-time.

Shae Lyon-Fraser and Sam Powell claimed first-half tries for the Welsh but they crumbled before Rochdale's onslaught after the break.

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