HUDDERSFIELD RUFC remain five points adrift at the bottom of National North II after a 25-10 away defeat at Birmingham Solihull.

Once again coach Dan Hyde and his players were left to regret costly mistakes at crucial times in the contest.

The Lockwood Park side showed plenty of character after they worked their way back from a poor start.

Birmingham gained an early lead and built a 13-0 lead before Huddersfield got themselves on the scoreboard just before half-time with a Tom Owen penalty.

The home side stretched their advantage with a try and conversion just minutes into the second period, but then Huddersfield dug deep and began to gain control of the contest.

On the hour they cut back into the home side’s lead with centre Mike Clarke scoring a fine individual try and Owen added the goal.

However, just as the visitors were picking up their momentum they lost possession and allowed Birmingham to build and score a third try and kill off the contest.