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Your News Bishop Auckland 8 - Guisborough 8 (including U13 report)

IT wasn't pretty but Bishop secured a vital win to keep them in the mix at

the top of the table.

The mud, drizzle and low sun meant this wasn't a day for free-flowing

rugby. But Bishop showed they have what it takes to dig in and grind out a

result if necessary.

Bishop started brightly with Peter Gallone welcoming Guisborough's players

with some big hits. Rucking was fierce and Guisborough looked


Bishop dominated the line-out and had superiority in the scrum too with the

strength of Paul Brookes and Kris Poskett bulking up the pack.

And when Bishop surged deep into Guisbrough territory the deadlock was

broken. The ball was swung out wide to winger Mike Halliday who fended off

two Guisbrough tackles with his trademark hand-off and ran in to register

five points.

The claggy conditions hampered further passing success with training ground

set-pieces failing to come off in the backs.

Gary Lamb and Dan Halladay worked hard in the loose.

Centre Ben Debnam and full-back Andrew Turner probed in the back-line and

scrum-half Steven Colwell sniped at the edges of the pack, while kicking


With five minutes to go Guisborough were penalised in front of the post and

Debnam slotted the penalty to secure the win.

It was not a day for the spectator but Guisborough had no answer to

Bishop's desire to win.

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Bishops U13s Away to Mowden

Game 1: Darlington Mowden Park 7 v 5 BARUFC

Bishop Aucklandís under 13ís were away to Darlington Mowden Park at the weekend. Bishop played some of there best rugby of the season with some fine tackling coming from Dryden Rutter, James Dent, James Peareth and Liam Stephen. The team were unlucky to find themselves behind as Mowden scored and converted a break away try after a period of good pressure. They scored after some good forward play from James Scrivener, Lee, Dryden and Luke Handley, presented scrum half Josh Dewhurst with an opportunity to run in from the 22 yard line and score. Jary failed to kick the conversion in difficult conditions and Bishop were narrowly edged out of a tight game.

Game 2: Darlington Mowden Park 17 v 0 BARUFC

Bishop started the second game strongly and applied good pressure Bishopís backs saw plenty of the ball with some excellent individual performances from Chris Chapman, Josh Dewhurst, Kieran Bishop attitude team spirit and togetherness shone through on a damp miserable day.

Game 3: Darlington Mowden Park 21 v 0 BARUFC

The third game was a different affair with Mowden dominating from the kick off. Bishops forwards worked hard on a very heavy pitch with some good forward play. Mowden scored three quick tries in quick succession and converted all three. The lads left the field tired and muddy but can hold their heads up high after three very good performances.

Player of the Day: Dryden Rutter

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