ROB Aikman crashed over the winning try as Luctonians secured their first National League victory of the season.

On a wet and windy afternoon, not conducive with open running rugby, the visitors ground out a 12-10 win over Huddersfield.

Despite the travelling Lucs starting well, it was the home side who opened the scoring with a Joseph Potter penalty on 32 minutes, despite not having even yet entered the 22 of the visitors.

Just a minute later, momentum was firmly shifted to Huddersfield, as Lucs centre Aikman received a yellow card for a high tackle.

From the resultant penalty the home side kicked to the corner for that first visit to the 22, and Liam Parfitt scored from a driving maul, with Potter converting for a 10-0 lead.

The challenge was made harder for Ryan Watkins’ side as debutant winger James Wheeler joined Aikman in the sin bin for another high tackle early in the second half.

No further home scores would prevail and once returned to full compliment the Herefordshire men began to assert their dominance.

On 61 minutes a pair of replacements combined to drag Lucs back into the contest as Flanker Jack Forsythe went over.

Aikman made amends for his earlier yellow on 70 minutes, crashing over the line with multiple Huddersfield defenders on his back for the winning try. Tom Jones knocked over the simple conversion to win the game.