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Your News Blaydon 68 - Nuneaton 18

Quite literally it was men against boys at Crow Trees on Saturday with Nuneaton on the receiving end of a 10 try hammering after having to field 3 of their colts to replace late withdrawals.

Although they stuck to their task and deservedly picked up a couple of consolation tries they were no match for a powerful and incisive Blaydon side for which this was a 6th successive home win.

The writing was on the wall as early as the 4th minute when Tom Rock took a quick penalty for the home side and the backs shipped it along the line to outside centre Paddy Dias who simply checked and cut back inside to score under the posts, Andrew Baggett landing the first of his 9 conversions.

By the interval it was 21-6 after further scores from second row Chris Wearmouth and scrum-half Rock and Huw Thomas putting over a brace of penalties in response, and then the floodgates really opened.

Baggett touched down within 2 minutes of the restart, quickly followed by fiery centre James Fitzpatrick who only seconds earlier had lost possession over the line, and then came the first Nuneaton consolation.

Having been gifted a Blaydon scrum ball they ran it up field searching and searching for an opening until it finally reached Oliver Smith on the right wing.

Back at the other end however Blaydon were running in tries at will through Simon Barber plus Wearmouth, Fitzpatrick and Rock each grabbing a second.

Nick Smith, a Nuneaton replacement, scored from close range but fittingly it was Blaydon that had the last word when a lightening breakout from their own half saw flanker Mark Wilson outstrip the defence to take the try count into double figures.

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