Peterborough Lions were unable to make their long trip up north a worthwhile one this afternoon (February 23).
The National League Two North basement boys from Betton travelled 216 miles to face top-half-of-the-table side Tynedale in a re-arranged fixture and lost 31-5.
They fell behind to a try on six minutes and conceded another soon after to go 12-0 down.
But they fought back gallantly and reduced the leeway to 12-5 on the half-hour mark when Sonoma Veikune crossed wide out.
On the stroke of half-time Tynedale snatched their third try for an interval lead of 19-5.
The Lions, as they usually do, exerted a fair amount of second-half pressure but were unable to convert it into points.
Tynedale crossed twice more to complete a bonus-point victory.