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Your News Stourbridge 9 - Blaydon 29

Having got rid of 'the monkey on their backs' with last weeks return to winning ways Blaydon were again up against lowly opposition, and another improved performance brought them a first ever win at Stourbridge and a first away win of the season.

The home side actually made the better start but without threatening to score and Blaydon in their first attack ran it from one end to the other for a fine try. Winger Dave Sheldon made 60 metres into the 22 to set up a ruck, the forwards took it on, and Sheldon popped up again to finish it off.

Stourbridge fly-half Mark Woodrow put over a couple of penalties but Andrew Baggett responded with a long distance effort before Blaydon struck again with a second try. No8 Gavin Jones pinched a Stourbridge line-out ball to storm over and Baggett added the conversion to make it 6-15 after 25 minutes.

At this point Blaydon were in complete control and from a series of moves and excellant re-cycling, centre Matt Clark emerged to skate past 4 defenders to score between the posts, Baggett once more on target.

A 3rd Woodrow penalty just before the break completed the Stourbridge scoring and Blaydon looked like carrying on where they had left off in the second period. Endless pressure brought no reward however and Stourbridge survived to put together their best spell of the game.

The Blaydon defence held firm, even when down to 14 men, and fittingly after bringing off a try saving tackle, replacement centre Tom Catterick added a bonus point winning 4th try near the end. They turned over Stourbridge ball at a ruck in their own 22 for Baggett to emulate Sheldon's effort with a 60 metre break to the other end where the forwards took over to set it up for Catterick to cross and Baggett to convert.

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