Tough task at Doncaster for Tynedale
Published at 15:54, Thursday, 31 October 2013
TYNEDALE Rugby Club face one of their toughest tasks of the season tomorrow, when they visit league leaders Doncaster Knights.
The Yorkshire side, who dropped down from the Championship last season, had a 100 per cent record until last Saturday.
They had claimed maximum points from all seven games – but then lost 11-10 to mid-table Henley Hawks in a game where they missed four penalties and two conversions, and failed to score a single point in the second half.
Tynedale could get the backlash from that unexpected reversal as the full time professionals Castle Park seek to make amends.
They are backed by massive investment and boast average home crowds of 1,000, meaning they are able to fund a large, full-time squad of players.
They are the leading try scorers in National One with 37, including 19 in four home games, and have conceded a miserly 15 tries overall this term; only Rosslyn Park (14) have a better defensive record.
The game kicks off at 12.45pm to enable spectators and players to have plen ty of time to watch the England v Australia match at Twickenham which starts at 2.30pm.
Ponteland travel to Teesside to take on Guisborough in Durham and Northumberland League One, while League Two side Prudhoe and Stocksfield have an away day at North Shields planned.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1950Friday, December 15, 1950....
THREE watercolour paintings donated by Queen Mary were auctioned off to raise money for a new Darby and Joan club in Hexham.
A site had already been bought, but a further £6,000 was needed to run the club for the elderly.
The auction, opened by Viscountess Allendale, saw the paintings raise over £8 for the fund.