Table jump for victorious Tynedale.
Published at 10:59, Monday, 14 October 2013
TYNEDALE RFC jumped two places to 13th courtesy of a nervy 37-31 success over Worthing Raiders.
The home side needed to overturn a half time deficit of nine points to secure their second victory of the season, reclaiming the lead with just five minutes remaining.
They started well and gained the upper hand with a try after just three minutes, but were trailing just three minutes later when Worthing successfully converted their opening try.
The guests continued to press on and extended their lead after 10 minutes, until it was level pegging again when Tyne secured seven points on 20.
But Worthing were able to enjoy the lion share of possession in the remainder of the half, taking their advantage to 26-12 before Tyne registered an unconverted try on the stroke of half time.
An early penalty after the break brough Tynedale back in it, yet another try for Worthing put them 11 points ahead on 52 minutes and seemingly out of sight.
But the rest of the scoring was carried out by the boys in blue and white, a converted try on 58 minutes followed by match winning efforts, both unconverted, in the remaining five minutes.
In Durham and Northumberland One, Ponteland went down 27-14 at home to Darlington while Prudhoe and Stocksfield picked up a bonus losing point in their narrow 30-25 defeat at the hands of high flying rivals Ryton.
*Full details of the game will appear in this week's Hexham Courant.
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Prudhoe workers were queuing up at the town's employment exchange to put their names down for jobs at a new £15million wood pulp factory.
Plans for the factory, which would occupy the former ICI site, had been passed by Northumberland County Council, and it was hoped that when it opened it would turn Prudhoe into a boom town.
Many of those registering for jobs had been unemployed since the ICI plant closed down the previous July.