FOR the third week in succession, Wilmslow Wolves came from behind to grab a win in the final quarter.

And they completed their mission by being awarded a penalty try on each occasion.

Wolves were 14-6 behind going into the final quarter against Blackburn in the North One West clash on Saturday as drizzle, mist and gloom fell upon the Memorial Ground.

But a touchdown from number eight Alex Taylor and a penalty try 10 minutes from time enabled Wolves to close the gap on second-placed Warrington to one point.

Those scores sandwiched Blackburn’s Leon Fifield kicking an improbable penalty from long range, but he missed another from distance in the closing stages that would probably have won his side the game.

In the end victory came to the team which had displayed a bit more ambition to score tries.

Bob MacCallum eschewed at least two kicks at goal, which may have been in his range, to set up attacking lineout positions.

Fifield on the other hand missed three shots at goal when in the wet conditions he may have been better advised to have kicked to the corners to give his pack the chance of a ‘catch and drive’.

Wilmslow cut the gap to 14-11 after Kiwi winger Caleb Loomans’ chase of a kick from Ethan Harding forced the last Blackburn defender to kick the ball dead..

From the five-metre scrum Taylor broke and somehow managed to twist and turn with the help of his teammates to get the crucial touchdown.

For what proved to be the decisive score, a MacCallum kick set up a lineout within five metres, the throw and catch was good but the drive was held as it crabbed into midfield.

When it was pulled down, the referee played advantage and scrum half Sean Street found a gap to nip in from close range for what became a penalty try after dissent in the visitors’ ranks.

Wolves coach Rick Jones singled out hooker Alex Donaldson for an immense performance.

Donaldson had to switch to loose head when Jonny Evans retired after 15 minutes with a pulled hamstring.

His scrummaging, his throwing at the lineout and his contribution around the field stood out – and all this after a week of working nights.

Also catching the eye were Loomans, who put in a fine stint on the left wing with several dangerous runs, along with the heavy weights in the pack in the shape of Taylor, Tom Bull, Max Wortley and Adam Hewitt.

Wolves visit Manchester on Saturday.