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Your News Seghill bogged down in Shields mud North Shields 44 Seghill 0

Seghill Colts travelled to North Shields for a hastily rearranged league game, but never got to grips with the muddy conditions.

The Colts, who have only had one game since mid-December, and have seen their training sessions decimated by the weather, looked short of fitness in the latter stages of the game, as the conditions took their toll on.

In fact, the conditions played their part in Shields opening try, as when Steven Gluck kicked to clear Seghill out of their 22, the gusty wind carried the ball backward, to the try line. Shields forwards reacted quickly, to pounce on the ball and open the scoring.

The next period of play was evenly contested in the middle of the park, as both teams struggled to cope with the mud, but when Shields finally broke fee with the ball, the passed quickly across field to add a second try in the corner.

Shields continued to press, and even stong tackling by Heard, McLean and Sherman, couldn't prevent them adding a converted try.

With half time approaching, Seghill mounted attack after attack, and only strong Shields defence prevent a score, as Heard, Sherman and Dunn were all stopped just short of the try line.

Play got bogged down in the mud at the start of the second half, as players lost their footing or committed handling errors, but finally, Shields won a turn over ball and swarmed forward to add another try.

Seghill again pressed forward, as their forwards began to gain an advantage in the scrum, but again the wind took a kick into touch, without any ground gained, and when Shileds won the lineout, they were able to drive on for another try.

Many of the Seghill players looked dead on their feet as the mud, and sheer number of tackles made, sapped both their energy and strength, and though they continued to try to keep Shileds at bay, Shields brough on replacements in the back line to take advantage to Seghill's tired legs, and ran out winners by 44 points to 0.

Seghill team:


14 Wheatley

13 Latham

12 Lonsdale


10 Blewitt

9 Smith

1 Dunn

2 McLean

3 Sherman

4 Bowen

5 Blackburn

6 Gluck

7 Heard (capt)

8 Armstrong

8 Armstrong

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