Last updated at 09:35, Wednesday, 11 September 2013
TYNEDALE lock Joe Robinson will miss only one game following his sending off against Richmond on Saturday.
The RFU disciplinary panel met on Monday, and decided a one match ban was sufficient punishment for the young Cumbrian.
That means he will have to sit out tomorrow’s tricky trip to Fylde, giving him chance to reflect on the wisdom of lashing out when the referee had already awarded a penalty in Tynedale’s favour!
Fylde, lying fifth in National League Division One, will be thirsting for revenge after their 45-10 hammering at Corbridge in November.
The margin of victory could have been even higher, but Tynedale only managed to convert one of their eight tries.
Since their shock 33-27 home defeat to relegation fodder Cambridge on February 16, Fylde have been on a roll, winning four games in a row.
They won 59-20 at Sedgley Park, 24-23 at Coventry, 35-10 at home to Rosslyn Park and 22-15 at home to league leaders Ealing Trailfinders.
In those four games, they scored 20 tries, and conceded only eight.
They like to run the ball from all parts of the field rather than kick for position, but that strategy can be costly when they are put under pressure, as was shown in their defeat at Corbridge.
They have won 10 out of 13 at home this season, scoring 52 tries and conceding 32 tries.
Their danger man is winger Oli Brennand, who is the league's fourth top try scorer on 17.
Tynedale’s next home game is against Blackheath on April 6, and what could be a relegation decider against Wharfedale on April 20 is the final home game of the season.
First published at 07:35, Wednesday, 11 September 2013
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.