Tynedale pay the price for red card
Last updated at 11:42, Monday, 10 December 2012
TYNEDALE 26, ESHER 29 North Shields referee Wayne Falla will be receiving few Christmas cards from Tynedale fans after sending one Tynedale player off, and awarding two penalty tries against the Corbridge side on Saturday
Despite his efforts, Tynedale still led fourth placed Esher deep into injury time, despite playing virtually the whole of the second half with 14 men.
Esher took the lead with a Rob Kirby penalty on four minutes before Hamish Smales crossed for Tynedale on eight minutes, Matty Outson converting.
Esher led on 28 minutes through winger Spencer Sutherland, superbly converted by Kirby, before winger Peter Moralee gave Tynedale the half time lead with an unconverted try.
The second half began disastrously for Tynedale, Sutherland charging down a clearance kick, and then being impeded as he tried to touch the ball down, referee Wayne Falla awarding the penalty try,converted by Kirby.
Then came a red card for lock Graeme Dunn’s for a tip tackle, which even the Esher fans thought was a bit harsh.
However, on 13 minutes, flanker Sam Reynolds put Tynedale back in front, Outson converting, and the game seemed Tynedale’s when number eight Ollie Stedman scored for Outson to convert to make it 26-17 with five minutes left. .
Then came a yellow card for Ben Frankland, reducing Tynedale to 13 men, and after a try by prop Dave Millard, more forward pressure brought the clinching penalty try, converted by Kirby.
First published at 11:37, Monday, 10 December 2012
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