LAPSES in concentration cost Sandbach seconds dear as they surrendered a 3-0 half-time lead to lose 19-3 against Aldwinians.
A Chris Greenhalgh penalty gave the Bradwall Road side a narrow advantage at the interval, but the greater experience and power of the visitors overtook them in the second half.
Skipper George Elphick said: 'To be honest, they were better drilled than us although
we actually played well. We just faded away in the second half and poor concentration allowed them to run in tries.
'We are now lying fourth in the division and have lost touch with the leaders, but I am delighted with the season overall because the side is made up of young lads. For the club to have a second team with this much talent can only be a good thing.'
Sandbach thirds were crushed 54-0 by Leigh fifths on Saturday.
Sandbach U12s beat Caldy 47-17, the U11s overcame Altrincham Kersal 12-0 and the U10s beat Altrincham Kersal 10-5.
nSandbach first team did not have a competitive fixture but comfortably overcame Leek 40-5 in a friendly. Crewe and Nantwich first team did not have a game and neither will play over Easter weekend.