Tynedale edge out main rivals
Last updated at 12:09, Monday, 16 September 2013
TYNEDALE Rugby Club got one-up on fierce rivals Blaydon for the first time in four encounters - but by the narrowest of margins.
Just one point separated the two teams when they met at Tynedale Park, the Corbridge outfit coming out on top 25-24.
Tynedale welcomed back fly half Gavin Beasley after a two year spell with Rugby League outfit Gateshead Thunder, and it was his boot that did much to secure victory, with four successful kicks at goal.
But it was his brother Grant who secured the man of the match award with an all action performance which included a try.
Tyne started the game on fire and took the lead on two minutes, Gavin Beasley sending over a penalty before Grant battered his way over the line four minutes later.
Tyne were over again on 10 minutes, winger Hamish Smales rolling over after a galloping move out of defence by Andy Buist and then skipper Jack Harrison.
At 13-0 up, Blaydon seemed out of it especially when flanker Rob Bell was sin-binned to allow Gavin Beasley to take it to 16-0 at the break.
But 14-man Blaydon began the second half well, a first minute penalty by Andrew Baggett being followed by a try by hooker Fran Entressengle, which Bagget converted for 16-10 on 47 minutes.
The game then became error strewn before Beasley landed a 35 metre penalty on the hour, while Blaydon received a second yellow card on 67 minutes, Jason Smithson penalised, to allow Tyne to extend their lead further.
Once again though, the reduced ranks sustained forward pressure and this brought a try for replacement James Hallam, converted by Baggett.
A 40th minute penalty wobbled over by replacement Craig Willis made the game safe for Tynedale, but Blaydon had the last word by clinching a losing bonus point with a last gasp try from Tom Jeffrey which Baggett improved.
Ponteland overcame the challenge of Gosforth to record a 30-15 success in Durham and Northumberland One, while Prudhoe and Stocksfield went down 36-12 to Wallsend in Division Two.
First published at 12:00, Monday, 16 September 2013
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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