Nervous finish for Hope Valley

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Hope Valley 1sts remained second after a narrow 22-21 victory over Stockport 3rds.

Adam Ryder scored his first try for the club, but Hope Valley trailed 7-5 at half-time.

Steve Rawson was quickest to react to a loose ball for a converted try to restore their lead before a long-range, solo effort by Will Boot should have secured the win.

Stockport fought back though with a converted try and, although Josh Mosley crashed over from short range, a last-minute score by the visitors led to a nervous moment for Valley.

Dave Ryder (above) was man-of-the-match.