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Your News Blaydon 20 - Blackheath 25

Blaydon disappointingly lost their unbeaten home record despite running in 3 first half tries and racking up a 9 point lead soon after the break. In a keenly contested game it was Blackheath who finished the stronger however, dominating to the end.

The Crow Trees outfit were caught napping in the 2nd minute when the visitors on attack were going nowhere until winger Richard Bright chipped over his opposite number and raced through to win the touch for an unconverted try. It took them almost to quarter time to draw level with smart work from Charles Inceldon who cleverly drew his marker to send in free scoring winger Frazer Wilson in the corner.

Their second score was an absolute blinder, Matt Clark fielding a clearance to set off on a mazy run from his own half and beating man after man in the process, and Blaydon had grabbed the initiative. Andrew Baggett added the conversion and although former Blaydon player Adam Armstrong put over a penalty another try was quickly secured.

This time they moved it back and forth along the 22 for Baggett and Wilson to combine and put Fred Burden clear. The winger looked to be well marked but somehow avoided the touchline to squeeze over in the corner.

Armstrong's 2nd penalty made it 17-11 at the break but Baggett cancelled that effort soon after the restart and Blaydon were comfortably in front. But then it all went wrong with Blackheath taking over to run in 14 points unanswered.

Their winger James Stephenson jinked his way through the 22 untouched on 58 minutes and then with just 8 minutes remaining Jack Walsh was allowed similar freedom to put the winger in again, Armstrong converting both tries.

John Brennan

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