THORNHILL Trojans’ season is beginning to unravel after a promising start to life in National Conference League Division Two, their latest defeat a 22-16 home loss to Blackbrook.
There was little to choose between the two sides but Blackbrook edged through sheer determination to move clear of the relegation zone and two points behind the Trojans.
It was 16-16 at the break before Brook scored the decisive points.
A try from Jordan Darwin in the 12th minute set the visitors on their way as Darwin then converted a Dave Weldon try five minutes later.
Thornhill hit back with a Luke Haigh try and Sam Ratcliffe goal before a Jack Parker try and Darwin goal made it 16-6.
Two Joss Ratcliffe tries plus a Sam Ratcliffe goal levelled things up at the break before Brook’s defence paid dividends in the second half.
And Parker went in for his second try seven minutes after the restart before Darwin landed a penalty on the hour which secured victory.
The defeat leaves Thornhill stranded in seventh in the league standings.
The Trojans’ next game is an away trip to fourth-placed Askam tomorrow (Sat July 2, 2.30pm).