Tynedale undone at Old Albanians
Published at 10:16, Monday, 23 September 2013
DESPITE being within touching distance at half time, Tynedale went down by 12 points when they made the trip to Old Albanians at the weekend.
Trailing 7-5 after 40 minutes, Tyne's hopes of getting something to add to their victory over old foes Blaydon the previous week evaporated as the home side ran away with it after the break to secure a 29-17 success.
After a tight opening quarter of an hour, Albanians opened the scoring when Billy Johnson crossed the line to allow Lawrence Rayner to improve the score with the conversion.
But their lead was reduced to two points just after the half hour when captain Dan Rundle touched down, Gavin Beasley unable to send his kick through the posts to level.
While there was little between the two teams, the home side stepped up a gear and raced into a 24 point lead when they returned from the break, Johannes Lombaard getting the ball rolling almost straight away.
Although Albanians went down to 14 men soon after when Johnson was sin binned, the hosts kept it together and extended their advantage when back to full-strength through a try from hooker Brett McNamee.
Winger Jimmy Speirs secured a bouns point with a fourth Albanians try, and they made it 29 points for the day when Rayner, who failed with his converstion, sent over a penalty.
A late surge to pick up a losing bonus point fell short for Tynedale, Hamish Smales and Chris Harris both going over but the visitors unable to find a fourth of the game to leave them pointless from the encounter.
In Durham and Northumberland League One, Ponteland lost 39-25 at Consett while Prudhoe and Stocksfield's game at Whitby was postponed.
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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.