A LOSING bonus point was the least Tyldesley deserved after pushing second-placed LSH all the way in a 24-18 loss.

Tyldesley’s set-piece went well throughout, defence was good for the majority, but it was with ball in hand when in excellent positions that frustrated at times due to a few wrong options and over eagernes letting the hosts off the hook.

Bongs struck first when Matt Soulsby’s quick tap penalty led to Paul Martin crossing.

A mistake from the restart gifted LSH the ball 20 metres from the visitors’ line, resulting in an unconverted try.

Despite playing most of the first period on the front foot Tyldesley found themselves going in at the break 12-5 down after conceding a second try.

Tyldesley crossed again within three minutes of the restart, pulling the hosts back to within two points.

A superb lineout just inside the LSH 22 formed into a driving maul, with left winger Jack Kirkpatrick getting involved before touching down.

LSH hit back with two tries but Bongs stuck at it and came close but a bit of panic and wrong options prevented any reward for some good team play.

Then, with five minutes remaining, a brilliant driving maul on the back of a lineout pushed the hosts back 15 metres before Rob Jones touched down.

The conversion miss left it a nine-point game and Tyldesley secured their bonus point from a last-gasp penalty when Martin dissected the posts.

Tyldesley host Sefton on Saturday.