Jack Whitlam was the toast of Wath as he kicked an incredible late penalty under pressure to secure the Papa John’s Community Cup Northern Plate.
The fly half has had a great season for the Moor Roaders and that continued at the Darlington Arena on Saturday where his kick from the touchline secured a 25-23 win over Ripon.
Wath scored three first half tries with the forwards showing their dominance in the opponent’s 22.
Joe Earp, Luke Stead and Anthony Hamilton all touched down with Whitlam converting two of them.
But they still failed to take a lead into the break with Ripon showing off their own attacking prowess with two tries and two penalties to lead 20-19.
Wath ramped up the pressure in the second period and it resulted in Ripon receiving two yellow cards.
But a mix-up ensured they were never fully two men down.
The two sides had exchanged penalties with Ripon clinging onto their lead until Whitlam’s deadly nerve and accuracy put Wath ahead.
Ripon tried to snatch it back with a last-ditch penalty of their own but it fell short and was smashed into the stands by Whitlam to spark wild celebrations.
Read more reaction from the game in Friday’s Chronicle (May 12 edition).