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Your News Blaydon 23 - Sedgley Park 16

Kevin McShane made a welcome return from injury by running in a try in each half to get Blaydon back to winning ways. For the second week in succession however they finished the game with less than a full complement, Andrew Archibald in the sin-bin, and were desperately defending at the end.

They took the lead with a length of the field try in the 12th minute when Dan Kyle broke from his own 22 to twice exchange passes with McShane for the winger to score in the corner.

Kyle was unable to add the conversion but his later penalty made it an early 8-0 lead, and Sedgley Park were off the pace. The visitors had conspicuously failed to make good use of their opportunities but pulled back 6 points with a brace of penalties from full-back Stephen Nutt. Then with the last play of the half they snatched a surprise lead when Mike Dutton broke clear to race in from 45 metres with Nutt converting.

Blaydon came out fighting in the second period and had spurned 2 scoring chances before flanker Robert Bell went in from a line-out to level at 13-13. Kyle and Nutt each added a penalty but Blaydon were to surge in front with another length of the field effort.

Sedgley had been on the attack but dropped the ball in the Blaydon 22 which then went through 6 pairs of hands on its way to McShane via Ed Yarnton for a sensational score.

Kyle's conversion looked to have given Blaydon a comfortable 7 points advantage but the nail biting finale was still to come.

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