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Bishop were away to newly promoted North Shields and started the game in a positive manner and controlled most of the play in the first half. Bishop were soon on the scoreboard with Shields penalised in quick succession with two penalties comfortably converted by stand-off Tim Tombling 0-6. Bishop were quick in defence with No8 Mike Ross and lock Jack Tindle always keen on carrying the ball into the shields half. Bishop's ball retention was particularly good and again some intelligent kicking from Tombling kept Shields pinned well into their own half. From a clearance by Shields winger Mike Halladay did good work in keeping the ball in play and knocked it to full back Zac Hole who took the ball forward and Shields were penalised for a high tackle and Tombling kicked the penalty 0-9. Shields gave away another penalty on the stroke of half time for holding on the floor and Tombling again converted to take e the score at half time to 0-12.

In the second half Shields were a different team and their confidence grew following a lineout they had a driving maul from which they scored their first try 5-12. Bishop were trying to get in the game but lacked that cutting edge however Shields gave away another penalty which Tombling converted 5-15. Bishop were now having to defend deeper in their own half and Shields moved the ball quickly through their backs to score in the corner 10-15. Shields again pressed Bishop in their own half, a kicked clearance was charged down and the try was ran in under the posts and converted 17-15. Bishop still had their chances and were yards from the try line but seemed to run out of ideas with the slow ball getting slower giving Shields time to re-group and eventually turning the ball over and clearing the danger. The final nail in Bishop's coffin was following a lineout mid-way in the Bishop half Shields set up a maul and moved the ball to their backs Bishop missed tackles that should have been made and the try was scored under the posts to make the final score 24-15.

The team were obviously disappointed having been in the lead for the majority of the game. There was no lack of commitment by the Bishop players but some better decision making when we had the ball could have seen us win this game comfortably.

Michael Hole

Bishop Auckland RFC (U16) VS Chester Le Street RFC

Bishop Auckland RFC 43 : Chester le Street RFC 19

Forwards : Daniel Wood, Leon Keirl , Nathaniel Walton, Luke Handley, James Scrivener , Anthony Patterson, Liam Stephens , Callum Howe , Dan Lawson Backs : Joe Edmonds, Charlie Wilkinson , Josh Pagan, Nathan Waterhouse, James Bromley, Alex Attle, Liam Boyek ,Matthew Dockray, Jack Warren

After an even start , with strong tacking by both teams , Bishop Auckland began to gain territorial advantage. The pressure began to mount on the Chester Le Street defence and from a relieving kick , Liam Boyek fielded the ball and outpaced the Chester Le Street covering players for a try in the corner. The pattern continued with the Two Blues attacking and Chester Le Street responding with ferocious tackling. The large Chester Le Street pack was performing well in the tight , but the Bishop's had the edge in the loose. The next score came from good play in the loose, with forward and back interplay, allowing Leon Keirl to cross the line from 15 metres out. Chester Le Street responded strongly , with good rucking and drove the Bishop's back toward their own line. With Chester le Street camped on the Bishop Auckland line , the defence was superb and the ball was eventually turned over and cleared to safety.

The Bishop's then turned up the pressure and played the remainder of the first period in the opponents half. From a line out close to the Chester Le Street line , the ball was passed to Nathaniel Walton , who broke tackles for a well deserved try. Josh Pagan was causing inroads with strong running in the backs , but the Chester Le Street tacking was upto the task. With the pressure mounting again the Chester Le Street defence was being pushed back , and from quick ball from a ruck Walton crashed over from 5m.

Half Time

Bishop Auckland RFC 22 : Chester le Street RFC 0

Again the 2nd half started evenly , with Chester Le Street showing renewed spirit. Jack Warren playing at Fly Half for the first time gained field position with a strong clearance kick. With Field position being gained , the Two Blues attacked again . A back move looked to be covered by the Chester's defence , however a kick through by Warren , allowed Charlie Wilkinson to sneak over for try. The Bishop Auckland forward pack was gaining lots of ball and allowing the backs to play , and only strong tacking by the Chester Le Street kept them at bay. It would have been easy for Chester Le Street to fold , but they never gave up playing and began to come back into the game. The Bishop Auckland Back row made good inroads into Chester le Street defence allowing field position to be gained , which allowed Keirl to score from close range.

Chester Le Street appeared to up their intensity and scored two trys in quick succession, ably converted by their goal kicker. Again the Bishop's responded and drove up the field with combined forward and back play, which resulted in a penalty 10m from the Chester Le Street line. A practised move from the penalty resulted in Pagan going over for a try. Chester Le Street were not finished , and strong direct running forced the Bishop Auckland Team back , leading to a try for Chester Le Street following a 5m charge by the pack.

Full Time

Bishop Auckland RFC 43 : Chester le Street RFC 19

Man of match forwards : Leon Stephens

Man of match backs : Jack Warren

More and more we are seeing a team performance , with everyone contributing to the team. Congratulations to Chester Le Street , who played their part fully in an entertaining game.

3rds - GIBBO IS OK

Only 50 minutes of Rugby for the Three's on Saturday, Sadly the game had to be stopped when Michael Gibson decided to do a rolly polley in the Middle of of a maul and found that his neck didn't want to fold in half. After a ride in a helicopter and a few hours in Hospital he was sent home with the all clear.

But the 50 mins of Game that was had was another step towards the victory that has alluded Samari Sloughs Zurbarans . The intensity of the game was unlike a social third team game,17 year old Jordan Wilson was immense leading the team by example he was a perfect example of all that is good about this team and the club. Bishop got first blood after a quickly taken penalty by Hamilton who passed the ball to flyer Tony Rutter who scored in the left hand corner the conversion Missed by Tom Foulger who would not miss again .

The strong Houghton side turned the game after a stirring speech by their captain(we are showing these old bxxxxxxx's too much respect).With three trys and a conversion running down hill left the half time score 17-5.

After Half time the Game changed again with the Bishops Forwards beginning to take charge up front and with some strong running from new to Rugby Peter Gray the penaltys started to come . Toms Massive boot was set to launch and he popped 6 points over in 6 minutes. 17- 11. Bishops pushed forward one more time. But it was Time that finally got the better of the Zurbs.

But beware future opponents because Bishop Auckland 3RD team the ZURBARANS are getting better .

Gary Hamilton

Bishop Auckland RFC (U16) VS Chester Le Street RFC

Bishop Auckland RFC 43 : Chester le Street RFC 19

Forwards : Daniel Wood, Leon Keirl , Nathaniel Walton, Luke Handley, James Scrivener , Anthony Patterson, Liam Stephens , Callum Howe , Dan Lawson Backs : Joe Edmonds, Charlie Wilkinson , Josh Pagan, Nathan Waterhouse, James Bromley, Alex Attle, Liam Boyek ,Matthew Dockray, Jack Warren

After an even start , with strong tacking by both teams , Bishop Auckland began to gain territorial advantage. The pressure began to mount on the Chester Le Street defence and from a relieving kick , Liam Boyek fielded the ball and outpaced the Chester Le Street covering players for a try in the corner. The pattern continued with the Two Blues attacking and Chester Le Street responding with ferocious tackling. The large Chester Le Street pack was performing well in the tight , but the Bishop's had the edge in the loose. The next score came from good play in the loose, with forward and back interplay, allowing Leon Keirl to cross the line from 15 metres out. Chester Le Street responded strongly , with good rucking and drove the Bishop's back toward their own line. With Chester le Street camped on the Bishop Auckland line , the defence was superb and the ball was eventually turned over and cleared to safety.

The Bishop's then turned up the pressure and played the remainder of the first period in the opponents half. From a line out close to the Chester Le Street line , the ball was passed to Nathaniel Walton , who broke tackles for a well deserved try. Josh Pagan was causing inroads with strong running in the backs , but the Chester Le Street tacking was upto the task. With the pressure mounting again the Chester Le Street defence was being pushed back , and from quick ball from a ruck Walton crashed over from 5m.

Half Time

Bishop Auckland RFC 22 : Chester le Street RFC 0

Again the 2nd half started evenly , with Chester Le Street showing renewed spirit. Jack Warren playing at Fly Half for the first time gained field position with a strong clearance kick. With Field position being gained , the Two Blues attacked again . A back move looked to be covered by the Chester's defence , however a kick through by Warren , allowed Charlie Wilkinson to sneak over for try. The Bishop Auckland forward pack was gaining lots of ball and allowing the backs to play , and only strong tacking by the Chester Le Street kept them at bay. It would have been easy for Chester Le Street to fold , but they never gave up playing and began to come back into the game. The Bishop Auckland Back row made good inroads into Chester le Street defence allowing field position to be gained , which allowed Keirl to score from close range.

Chester Le Street appeared to up their intensity and scored two trys in quick succession, ably converted by their goal kicker. Again the Bishop's responded and drove up the field with combined forward and back play, which resulted in a penalty 10m from the Chester Le Street line. A practised move from the penalty resulted in Pagan going over for a try. Chester Le Street were not finished , and strong direct running forced the Bishop Auckland Team back , leading to a try for Chester Le Street following a 5m charge by the pack.

Full Time

Bishop Auckland RFC 43 : Chester le Street RFC 19

Man of match forwards : Leon Stephens

Man of match backs : Jack Warren

More and more we are seeing a team performance , with everyone contributing to the team. Congratulations to Chester Le Street , who played their part fully in an entertaining game.

Scott Waterhouse 18 Sept 2011

U15s v Acklam

Bishop Auckland U15s 27 Acklam U15s 10

Bishop Auckland Under 15s played their first game of the new season at home to Acklam and, with a much changed team, ran out winners after an entertaining match, played over 3 periods. The Bishop pack, led by new captain Michael Dunn, immediately showed that their ruck has improved over last season as both teams fought hard up front. The first try came from an individual move from Macaulay Barker. Bishop moved further ahead when Ben Hoggart attacked the line, releasing the supporting Aiden Mounsey for the try. Acklam fought back with a try of their own at the end of the period.

Barker added a second try before Acklam again replied. Matthew Mitchell put in a fine display of tackling throughout the game with good rucking from Josh Leonard and others. Anth Young came close with a break following good passing from Sonny Maan and Hoggart. Further good handling saw Hoggart score another try. The best try of the game came after Liam Higgins made a powerful run into the visiting defence, set the ball up after the tackle, he rejoined the move only to be held up 1m from the line but he was able to offload to Barker who touched down under the posts for his hat trick with Hoggart adding the conversion to leave the score 27 - 10.

Team: Michael Dunn, Sonny Maan, Tom Clarke, Jordan McCabe, Matthew Mitchell, Josh Leonard, Ben Hoggart, Curtis Hall, Rob Hill, Sam McIvor, Anth Young, Macaulay Barker, Liam Higgins, Aiden Mounsey, Jordan Day, Connor Johnstone, Matthew Borrowdale

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