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Your News Sedgley Park 11 - Blaydon 12

A wholehearted performance in terrible conditions saw Blaydon through to a well deserved fourth successive league win, and their third away from home, but they were made to fight all the way.

On a pitch covered in surface water Blaydon were on the back foot from the start and then badly hampered by the loss of Tom Rock with a thigh injury after 20 minutes. Blindside flanker Scott Riddell however made the switch to scrum-half and played with such assurance that the storm was weathered and by the interval Blaydon had grabbed the lead which they were to hold to the end.

Centre Paddy Dias got things moving with good ball from a ruck and exchanged passes with Adam McKenzie before releasing Adam Dehaty to score in the corner, Andrew Baggett's conversion making it 0-7 with the final play of the half.

Park pulled back 3 points with a penalty from Steve Nutt, and following a long spell encamped in the Blaydon 22 the full-back struck again to reduce the deficit to a single point. With handling becoming increasingly difficult the game developed into a kicking battle between home fly-half Phil Jones and Blaydon's Dehaty, with the Crow Trees man easily taking the honours.

From one of his long distance efforts the line-out was won against the throw and prop forward Scott Riddell driven over by the pack for a second and decisive Blaydon score.

Sedgley again came back strongly to force a series of five metre scrums but failed to break through until the dying seconds when the ball unluckily went loose from a Blaydon hand and Mike Roberts crossed for an unconverted try.

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