LUCTONIANS were left ruining poor decision making, dropped balls and miss placed passes as they fell to a 22-17 home defeat against Huddersfield.

Huddersfield eked out a winning result by playing to their strengths through their forwards and dominating the scrums throughout.

Penalties were shared early on with Will Milner and Owen Randell kicking for their respective sides.

The visitors defended strongly against the home side's attack and deservedly went ahead when Lewis Workman stole through the Lucs backs to give his side a 8-3 lead after 25 minutes.

However, Workman found himself off the field five minutes later when he was yellow carded for a no arms tackle.

Lucs should have scored their first try a minute later, only for wing Charlie Grimes to drop a pass with the try-line at his mercy.

Just before half-time Liam Parfitt was yellow carded for Field for foul play.

A scrum had been awarded to the visitors, but with the away side down to 13 they were not able to field a front row.

This resulted in a long break before eventually an un-contested scrum was awarded and the first half ended 8-3.

After the break Huddersfield remained dogged in defence, this despite being down to 12 men with the two yellows and another player off as they couldn’t contest scrums through injuries.

However, they continued to repel Lucs advances on numerous occasions and when eventually they were back to full strength they made their numbers count.

The visitors kicked deep to win line-out ball and promptly drove over through the excellent Lewis Bradley from the driving maul on the hour, Milner who was back on converting to lead 15-3.

Cheick Kone's strength saw him drive through the Field backs and Luctonians benefitted from his power as he put Jack Forsythe through to bring the home side back to 15-10 in arrears, Louis Silver converting.

The visitors responded and from a driving maul a No8 Bradley rolled over to increase the lead to 22-10. Milner again having converted.

A frantic last fives minutes saw Lucs scoring through Ben Murphy with Silver again converting to leave the score 22-17 with a couple of minutes on the clock.

However Field were stoic in defence and once again won a scrum at the death which allowed them to kick to touch and end the game.