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Your News Blaydon 16 - Cambridge 19

Blaydon's 4 match winning streak came to a dramatic halt when they were within two minutes of beating third placed Cambridge only to be hit by a Tom Powell try that left them with little time to respond.

They had taken an early lead with a penalty from Adam Armstrong but the visitors were soon in front when their lock Karl Rudski found a gap and shot through to send in Adam Barnard, Craig Evans converting.

Within 2 minutes Blaydon regained the advantage through prop forward Justin Clarke who intercepted on half-way for No8 Gavin Jones to touch down for a try improved by Armstrong, but just as quickly the game swung again. Blaydon's Kerry Wood was yellow-carded in the final minute of the half and Cambridge took full advantage at the line-out to score through Darren Fox, making it 10-14 at the break.

Armstrong then reduced the Blaydon deficit to a single point with a penalty soon after the restart and with everything to play for the home side piled on the pressure. Their only reward however was another Armstrong effort and with a narrow 2 point lead going into the closing stages it was nip and tuck.

Cambridge it was who proved to be the most resilient of the sides, and latching onto a Blaydon clearance they ran it back, shipped it along the line, and there was No8 Powell in support to collect the final pass from Rudski and dive over in the corner to secure the game.

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