The Penticton Harlequins make sure that Merritt's Sam Carroll (left) and Cameron Graham don't get away. The Harlequins won the game 17-14 in Merritt.

The Penticton Harlequins make sure that Merritt's Sam Carroll (left) and Cameron Graham don't get away. The Harlequins won the game 17-14 in Merritt.

Harlequins edge Merritt on road to remain perfect

Late try helps Penticton Harlequins rugby team secure win against Merritt

The Merritt Barbarians men’s rugby team nearly pulled off a major upset last weekend, as they were edged 17-14 by the visiting Penticton Harlequins at Voght Park Saturday.

The Harlequins scored a late try in the final five minutes of the second half to steal the victory. The Barbarians’ had erased a 12-point deficit with two converted tries shortly after the break.

With the win, Penticton remains undefeated at 3-0, while Merritt falls to 1-2.

Written with files from the Merritt Herald.