Tynedale's heads above safety line
Published at 13:06, Monday, 24 February 2014
TYNEDALE made the most of their game in hand to move out of the relegation zone.
In the rearranged trip to Loughborough Students, a 19-10 victory was enough to send the boys from Corbridge up two places to 12th.
In confident mood following their closely fought defeat to league leaders Doncaster Knight, Tyne started strong and were ahead after five minutes when Dan Temm ran in the opening try of the afternoon.
But back came the students and they levelled with an unconverted try of their own courtesy of their leading scorer Jack Pons.
Yet Tynedale were to put themselves well ahead by the time the half time whistle was blown, Harrison Collins going over before a penalty try was awarded to give them a 19-5 first half advantage.
The second half was a bit of a non-event but Loughborough did threaten to get back into it with 15 minutes remaining when Gareth Harris reduced the margin to nine points.
However, the score remained at 19-10 in Tynedale's favour with the victory moving them out of the drop zone for the first time since the start of the season.
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