DESPITE outscoring their opponents six tries to five, Wilmslow Wolves were on the wrong side of the result on the Isle of Man.

Place kicking proved the difference against Douglas, with the home kicker successful with all of his conversion attempts while a wayward couple from Bob MacCallum proved costly as his side lost 38-34.

Fortunately for the Wolves, however, results elsewhere went their way and they held onto their position at the top of the North One West table.

Having found themselves 14-0 down early, Wilmslow kicked into gear and responded with two unconverted efforts.

A slick backs move put Jamie Kingdon over before Alex Taylor crossed following a familiar line-out routine.

Douglas stretched to a 24-10 lead at the break, but the Wolves came out for the second half with all guns blazing.

Another well-structured line-out saw James Coulthurst cross, with MacCallum adding the conversion this time.

A fourth Douglas try followed but Wilmslow stayed in touch, with player-coach Chris Jones profiting from a pick-and-drive maul to score.

Despite their efforts, Douglas held on for victory and Wilmslow now have a weekend off to stew over the result.

Their next action sees them host Bowdon on November 9.