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Your News Blaydon 32 - Sedgley Park 6

After losing their last two home games in disappointing fashion Blaydon made a welcome return to form with this 6 try trouncing of lowly Sedgley Park who were never seen as an attacking force. They opened the scoring with a 1st minute penalty through their full-back Andrew Riley and added another with the last kick of the first half but otherwise were nowhere to be seen going forward.

The Blaydon pack held all the aces, frequently marching the opposition backwards in driving mauls and causing them endless bother in the scrums. So much so that the opening try came from a tap penalty when the visitors offended at a short scrum and the third when referee Wayne Falla lost patience with Sedgley for repeatedly pulling down a set-piece and awarded a penalty try, also yellow carding hooker Scott Briggs.

No8 Jason Smithson dived over for the first on 10 minutes and then James Fitzpatrick was driven over by a mass of bodies to make it a healthy 17-6 at the break.

At the start of the second period it was all Blaydon for long spells with the visitors only just hanging on until Andrew Davies, playing out of position at fly-half, made a sniping break and Charles Inceldon picked an excellent line to touch down near the posts for the bonus point try.

Having failed to capitalise on the 'penalty to the corner' tactic on a number of earlier occasions the move finally paid dividends when flanker Robert Bell went over in the 61st minute, and try number six was secured 6 minutes later.

This time Ben Morris, the other flanker, made the initial burst to storm into the 22 for Davies to take it on and Fitzpatrick to grab his second of the game.

John Brennan

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