Tynedale's good start overturned
Last updated at 11:18, Monday, 10 March 2014
DESPITE racing into an early lead at second placed Rosslyn Park, Tynedale returned to the district with a 20-point defeat to mull over.
Tyne's drive to avoid relegation from National League One encountered a setback as they lost 31-11 at the high flyers..
Park gained the upper hand on five minutes through a penalty, but Tyne immediately turned the game on its head when man on fire Ben Frankland stole in for yet another try.
While Gavin Beasley sent his conversion wide, he was successful with a penalty soon after to give the away faithful hope of another great win for the battling boys from Corbridge.
Two further tries for Rosslyn, though, put them back ahead by the most slender margins, and their cause was to be helped when Tynedale were reduced to 13 as Harrison Collins and Craig Willis were both yellow carded. Rosslyn kicked the penalty to lead 12-8 at the break.
Beasley put Tyne back to within one point after the restart with a pen of his own, but the floodgates opened and Park upped their game to leave Tynedale without a point for their troubles.
Without a try for the opening half, Rosslyn ran in three courtesy of efforts from Vincent, Charles Broughton and a penalty try but a resilient Tyne denied their hosts a bonus point for a fourth.
First published at 11:12, Monday, 10 March 2014
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