LUCTONIANS were left disappointed to only come away with a losing point after promotion chasing Sedgley Park turned around a half-time 13 points deficit to claim a 15-13 win.

Ryan Watkins' side once again pushed one of the league’s top three to the limits in a game that could have gone either way.

Lucs started with a kicking game to keep Park deep in their 22.

And it was an early kick to touch from a penalty that saw the home side drive Mat Hackley over for an early 5-0 lead.

The home side were good value for their early lead and continued to keep their visitors pinned back deep in their own territory for long periods.

Owen Randell increasing their lead when he kicked a penalty after 18 minutes when Park were penalised for a scrum infringement.

At this stage Sedgley were on the back foot and the home side had chances to increase their lead but spurned a couple of opportunities.

They did cross the whitewash just before the half hour mark when James Wheeler crossed following numerous drives at the defensive line to lead 13-0 at half time.

But the home side couldn’t add to their points tally and Sedgley, now playing with the wind to their backs, employed the same tactics Lucs had enjoyed in the first 40 minutes.

Matthew Gallagher stole through when out wide to get their first try to reduce the deficit on 47 minutes, before Stephen Collins who was instrumental throughout for the visitors kicked a penalty on 63 for a 13-8 score line.

Both sides stood toe to toe for long periods with no quarter given, both playing some excellent rugby.

And it took a missed tackle on 74 minutes that eventually allowed Jamie Harrison for Sedgley to sneak through and score under the posts, Collins converting to give them a 13-15 lead that they never relinquished despite a gallant Luctonians effort at the death with the clock having run over 90 minutes.

The result kept Sedgley in the hunt for the top spot, but the losing bonus point was scarce reward for Lucs who deserved more from this game, but just failed to convert their endeavours into points on the board.