TYNEDALE slipped into the Division Two North relegation zone after going down 24-21 at Huddersfield.

And although they have a game in hand on all their fellow strugglers, it is against Chester, who defeated leaders Hinckley 19-0 on Saturday, and will be a tough nut to crack.

In a ding-dong battle, Tynedale held the lead three times against the Yorkshiremen, but lost out after conceding a late try.

Tynedale fielded three members of Newcastle Falcons’ senior academy squad, all three of whom have have represented England at U18 level.

Read the full report in this week's Hexham Courant.