Wolves throw away first half lead and return to bottom of rugby league table

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MK WOLVES went down 24-18 away to the Kings Lynn Black Knights on Saturday, with a poor second half performance ending their hopes of a second win in seven days.

A week earlier Wolves claimed their first ever Eastern League scalp by seeing off the St Ives Roosters who top the table, but they were unable to replicate that level of performance in Norfolk.

Wolves scored three tries to the Knights’ one in the first half, with Ash Targett, Scott Asp­inall and Ollie Fountain all going over to give them an 18-6 lead at the break.

But the Wolves defence began to show cracks after the restart and the home side powered back to draw level and then secure the victory with a final try five minutes from time, seeing Wolves drop back to the foot of the table.

Wolves return to Emerson Valley this Saturday with a home game against second placed North Herts Crusaders.