Late surge sinks Tynedale
Published at 10:46, Monday, 07 October 2013
A LATE burst from hosts Blackheath saw Tynedale RFC remain in the bottom three of National League One.
Tyne were still in with a shout with 10 minutes remaining, but the home side rallied to end the match-up as 35-23 victors.
The boys from Corbridge were first to score as Craig Willis sent over a penalty in the first minute, and he soon levelled the scores after David Marshall had converted two attempts for Blackheath.
It was level at 13-13 at half time when Ben Frankland intercepted on his 22 to scorch away and cancel out Chris O'Neill's try on 32 minutes.
Blackheath regained the upper hand after the break when Dan Rundle was sin binned for Tyne, Markus Burcham going over from the resulting penalty and line out.
A valiant Tynedale came back fighting again with Sam White driven over to equalise, until a try from Geoff Griffiths and a penalty from Marshall put the hosts 10 points ahead.
Sep Visser brought Tynedale back within touching distance with a try on 66 minutes, but Blackheath pressed home in the final 10 minutes with a further try from Burcham and another penalty from Marshall wrapping up the glory.
There was double disappointment for the district's Durham and Northumberland Leagues representatives, Ponteland losing 35-7 at Hartlepool Rovers in Division One and Prudhoe and Stocksfield going down 57-26 to Ashington in League Two.
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This week in... 1928Saturday, December 8, 1928...
The Miners' Hall at West Wylam was officially re-opened after undergoing extensive renovation.
Built as a cinema with a sloping floor 15 years previously, a ladies' cloakroom had been added and the floor levelled to turn it into a dance hall.
The work cost £500, half of which came from the Northumberland Miners' Association.