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The absence through injury and Representative duty of key personnel contributed greatly to Blaydon's downfall but in a game that they could and should have won they had only themselves to blame. Blackheath were rarely a threat in attack and looked likely to concede a try whenever Blaydon went forward but somehow the Crow Trees side managed to cough-up their possession at regular intervals and consistently failed to win their own line-out ball.

A change of hooker at the interval improved the line-out situation somewhat but none of the four tries were converted and typically in the dying seconds when chasing the game in the visitors 22 the ball was spilled yet again.

Blackheath fly-half David Dunne kept his side in touch throughout with three penalties and a conversion starting with a close range effort in the 3rd minute but Blaydon hit back immediately with Sean English touching down in the corner.

Jordi Pasqualin then nipped over near the other flag but all the good work was undone when against the run of play the visitors pulled back a try from a driving maul. By the interval Blaydon were back in front 15-10 when centre Tom Banks jinked his way over but the half ended with a 4th wasted penalty to the corner.

Try number four was not long in coming in the second period after Keith Laughlin had driven into the 22 for Tom Jeffery to attack the line. Good second phase was moved onto Sam Hanks and the centre finished off in style to open up a 7 point gap.

Dunne however put over two more penalties and when Blackheath winger Liam Gibson broke down the left to send in Sean Moan the game was suddenly gone and Blaydon left only with the consolation of two bonus points.

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