Rugby Union: Late Ellar try clinches dramatic win for Sandal

James Ellar
James Ellar

A last minute try from James Ellar secured a dramatic 24-18 win for Sandal at Rossendale to keep the National 3 North tile race in the balance.

Sandal ran in tries through Joe Bedford, Ralph Cartwright and Tom Coad but they appeared to be destined for defeat with Rossendale leading 18-17 going into the closing stages.

However, Ellar’s last-gasp try, converted by Mark Pease, registered a victory that puts Sandal level on points with Sale at the top of the table.

Read more on this story in Friday’s Wakefield Express.