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Tynedale 24 v Stourbridge 15 (Half Time: 12-5)

Match Sponsors: J.P. Westall Ltd (Plumbers)

Tynedale had to work hard for this home victory which was played on a pitch which was only just playable following the year's first hard frost. The Tyne performance was generally 'mixed' with good defence, a very strong set piece and a sharp cutting edge being offest by too many unforced errors and poor discipline.

Tyne were fortunate not to concede in the opening minute of the match after they had failed to gather the kick off . The subsequent Stourbridge attack seemed certain to result in a try wide out but with two men over the Stourbridge player knocked on with the line at his mercy.

It was Tyne who took the lead however on 6 minutes after a quick tap penalty by Ross Samson had got behind the visitor's defence. A couple of quick recycles and slick hands saw James Hoyle speeding over for the opening try wide out which Gavin Beasley converted.

It was the visitors who largely dominated the next 20 minutes despite being distinctly second best in the scrums and line outs. It was Tyne's lack of discipline which again came to the fore with Samson being yellow carded as Tyne seemed intent on upsetting the referee.

Stourbridge dominated territorially and only some excellent home defence kept them out until the 20th minute when a break from midfield resulted in an unconverted try.

Stourbridge continued to attack and were unlucky to hit the post with a penalty on 27 minutes. This let off was a turning point in the match as Tyne began to raise their game with their backs beginning to pose a serious threat in the 10 minutes leading up to the interval.

Tyne scored their second try on 38 minutes when Tim Visser, who was a constant threat, finished off a smart handling move with Jack Harrison prominent. The half ended with Tyne well on top and going close to extending their lead further.

Tyne opened strongly in the second half and Hoyle went close to scoring his second but it was Stourbridge who were next to score when they converted a penalty after 6 minutes to make the score 12-8.

Tyne then suffered their second yellow card when Joe Graham was carded after an infringement at the breakdown. Stourbridge failed to capitalise on their numeric advantage however with Tyne continually turning over Stourbridge ball at critical stages.

Tyne generally had the upperhand and after going close on several occasions scored their third try on 27 minutes with Visser getting his second of the match to establish a 17-8 lead.

Stourbridge came back well in the final 10 minutes but were unable to threaten as Tyne's excellent tackling continually stopped them dead in their tracks and the match was sealed in the second minute of stoppage time when Hoyle scored his second try of the match after the Tyne scrum had gone close to a rare pushover score.

The visitors did score a deserved consolation try on 45 minutes which was converted.

TEAM: J Harrison, J Hoyle, T Vickers, B Duncan, P Cole (F Shaw), Gavin Beasley, R Samson, P Southern, R Graham, R Harden , A Murray, K Showler, S Johnson, J Murray, G Rastall

REPLACEMENTS: P Cole, R Gash, J Williams, M Fieldhouse, D Grattan

SCORERS: T Visser - 2 tries, J Hoyle - 2 tries, G Beasley - 2 convs


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