NEWSOME’S second string were beaten 19-12 at Woodhouse Warriors in Division VI.
The Panthers made a slow start and were 8-0 down after just four minutes.
Unfortunately, the game was then held up for 30 minutes due to a bad leg injury to Craig Gleadall.
But this gave Newsome time to regain composure and tries by Will Wallace and Nick Corion helped them close the gap to 10-8 at the interval.
But despite a second-half score from Jordan Andrade there were unable to close the gap.