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Durham County Cup

Next round draws available for County Cup

SATURDAY 17th FEBRUARY 2018

 

2nd Team Cup

3rd Team Cup

 

4th Team Shield

 

Great result for the Development on Saturday against Newton Aycliffe (2s) Newtonians, other results and next rounds available online:

SATURDAY 17th FEBRUARY 2018
Georgians at home to Hartlepool Rovers
Development away to West Hartlepool.
Bricks away to Chesterlee Street 2s

 

Saturday 23rd September, Blaydon Bricks 33, South Shields Mariners 36

First half was some of the best play from a Bricks side in a long time and we blew them away, the second half, it’s all been said, except to say they scored more points in the second half than we did in both halves and took the win, which never looked likely in the first half. Every now and again a team has a game like this, thank goodness we got rid of it at the start of the season and in a friendly……

 

Scorers:

Trys: Keith W 2, Divers 2, Damien S

Conv: Divers 4

The day started really well, we had 4 subs, most players playing in the right positions, a home game, playing at home with the One’s, (which doesn’t happen very often) we had a nice day and a good crowd (even Cliff showed himself…)

 

Mariners announced just as we were about to kick off that it was uncontested scrums, it was good they turned up to fulfil the fixture, bit anyone who has played in such a game knows it ruins the whole thing for all teams, most of all for the Bricks who have always been naturally strong in the scrummage department. The other problem it causes is the forwards don’t have to put as much effort into the set pieces and they have excess energy and start to get mischievous and try new things with the additional energy, like kicking……. GB, Aaron of note

 

Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/26086313%40N08/collections/

You’ll note given I did them, not Finnaz, there is no-where near the amount from the Blyth game, which can be found under the 2017/18 collection!

 

The game highs and lows:

First half:

  • Great interplay with forwards and back interlinking and making sizable yards
  • Good lines of running from Chester, Divers and Damien A
  • 3 hookers on the pitch and non could consistently throw the ball straight, so normal Saturday there then!
  • Damien A chipped the ball into Divers arms, pure fluke, but we took it…
  • Paul, Keith W, Aaron, Stracks, Brett made good yards in the forwards
  • Steve Sewell, Savs, Stu B were all over the park
  • Stu B again played scrumhalf for us and did a good job, ignoring the couple times he forgot he was scrumhalf and played open-side, very well….. I’m sure he’d say his team mates should cover 9 when he goes hunting….

Second half – forgotten….. we lost and retired to the bar to drink Moretti which we did very well, right through to last ones in Sun/Maids and Pizza in Swalwell around closing time…

 

The squad could have been larger, but we had two cry offs from the guys who had targeted this game for a first game together for the Brick’s:

  • Ian Kelly – tweaked something in training……….
  • Tony Horsfall – you’ll hear more about this one, but fair to say for someone to get on the ‘Court Session’ list, even before he has ever put on a Brick’s playing shirt, is some achievement – GB has the evidence, it will be a short hearing.

 

Next week sees us return to League rugby, up the hill to Winlaton Saxons and we both need a win and points.

 

 

  1. Paul W
  2. Ian Bennie
  3. Brett Hanratty         (Steve Palmer)
  4. Keith Winter
  5. Steve Sewell             (Keith Oliver)
  6. Aaron Poad
  7. Cameron                    (Craig McBernie)
  8. Stracks
  9. Stu Bailey
  10. Savs
  11. Damien S                  (Steve Sewell)
  12. Chester
  13. Damien A
  14. Paul Dingley              (Damien A)
  15. Divers                         (Hopey)

 

 

Saturday 16th September – Westend 28, Blaydon Bricks 15

One that got away……..

Should have known things could go wrong, when the forwards introduced spelling into the line out calls – no one jumped on the first practice as both worked out it was the other’s ball…..

 

Game started well with Blaydon forwards taking the ball on, keeping possession from Westend and our backs making good yards with some good lines of running. We were soon two scores up and it could/should have been more.

 

You could tell it was early in season with a number of mistakes being made, balls dropped, running across the pitch instead of forward/direct, but we were on top and looking to our first league win. A yellow card gave us a bit of a set back and Westend took advantage and scored a try, although very good defence from Blaydon kept them out time after time.

 

Half time gave Westend the opportunity to bring on fresh legs, unfortunately we started the game with only 1 sub and not longer after half time we had 3 walking wounded; Harry, Keith O and Steve Palmer who given we had no subs remaining had to carry on.

 

There was an apparently deliberate trip, for one of their trys’ but given it was Dingley 2 on Divers we really couldn’t complain to the ref….

 

This is going to be a hard league this year and this was one that got away, but for a couple subs with fresh legs!

 

Scorers:

Trys: Harry, Knoxy & Hopey

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  1. Steve Palmer
  2. Keith Winter
  3. Tom Hirst
  4. Will
  5. Keith Oliver
  6. James Knox
  7. Mark Todd
  8. Harry
  9. Stu Bailey
  10. Savs
  11. Steve Sewell    (Hopey)
  12. Chester
  13. Damien A
  14. Paul Dingley
  15. Divers

 

 

2017/18 League tables for National Two North, Candy and Northumberland

 

 

 

FINAL LEAGUE COMPOSITIONS FOR SEASON 2017-18

 

CANDY 1  (12 team) CANDY 2 (12 team) ALN LEAGUE (12 team)
Alnwick 2

Blaydon Georgians

Billingham 2

Darlington Mowden Park 2

Gateshead 2

Middlesbrough 2

Morpeth Reivers

Northern Wanderers

Novos 2

Percy Park Lions

Tynedale Raiders

West Hartlepool 2

Acklam 2

Barnard Castle 2

Bishop Auckland 2

Consett 2

Durham City 2

Darlington Mowden Park 3

Hartlepool 2 (NEW team)

Hartlepool Rovers 2

Horden and Peterlee 2

Medicals 2

Stockton 2

Westoe 2

Alnwick Lions

Ashington 2

Blaydon Development

Corbridge Centurions

Gateshead 3

Gosforth Phoenix

Morpeth Edwardians

Novos 3

Ponteland 2

Ryton 2

Sunderland 2

Whitley Bay Rockcliff Vikings

 

 

 

 

BLYTH LEAGUE  (8 team) COQUET LEAGUE  (8 team) NEW MERIT TABLE
Berwick Bears

Blaydon Bricks

Morpeth Stags

Northern Panthers

Percy Park Pumas

West End

Winlaton Vulcans Saxons

Northumbria University Team (Jack Lamberts team – NEW)

 

Blyth 2

Consett 3

Houghton Boars

Medicals Serpents

Novos Centurions

North Shields Crusaders

South Shields Mariners

Whitley Bay Rockcliff Rangers

 

Ashington 3

Blyth 3

Border Park

Chester le Street 2

Gosforth Falcons

Jarrovians 2

Newcastle Ravens

North Shields Artisans

Ponteland Pythons

Ryton 3

Seghill Deputies

Sunderland 3

Wallsend Warriors

Westoe 3

 

 

 

Blaydon Bricks regain the Durham 4th Team Shield

Bricks secured a 6th Shield win in seven years in a tightly contested game against Houghton Boars (2nds)  with final score 18-3

 

Bricks, bring back the Shield…….. and it’s back where it belongs:

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Thanks to Houghton Boars for what was a great final, contested right to the end, they was definitely sighs of relief when Rodders scored his second try a few minutes from the end, to make it 18-3.

Thanks to everyone who travelled to watch the final, support from the side line was fantastic, it was like a home game….

Thanks to Robin and Richard for covering Physio

Game was a double header, league and cup game.

It’s always hard to write a cup final match report, as you all know I HATE cup matches, don’t get me wrong it’s fantastic winning the shield, but the build up, who to select, subs to make and then when you are pushed all the way as were yesterday, once the final whistle went the game just went out my head and drinking started, what a relief ……

Some headlines:

  • Scrumage was excellent
  • Rob Pyle and Drennon were everywhere
  • Line out worked well
  • Forwards took the ball on well
  • Defence from the whole team was immense, what ball Boars got they got knocked back
  • Positional kicking was good
  • Rodders took his two trys well
  • Ref could have given us advantage rom our scrums instead of constant penalties and Owen would have scored, as it happens he was brought  back and we were given a penalty
  • We scored more points and won!

After game entertainment:

  • Buchanan room was packed
  • Pennies game was legendary
  • Songs were flowing
  • As was Moretti, Guinness & John Smiths, bar staff struggle a little with the concept of just keep bringing beer, we’ll drink it and we did…

Biggest thanks to those in the squad, who travelled, help get the team ready in warm up, supported from the sideline and did not get on, to a man everyone of the them was a true squad player, thank you.

We are so fortunate to have a squad of this capability, we truly had real finishers on the bench and non of the the substitutions weakened the side.

We did it, we brought the Shield back, it’s defence starts with training once the Lions test finish. There is a Vets game next Friday at Ryton, so they will be no game for the Bricks, I’ll check what the Development are doing.

 

Well done Bricks;

 

Thanks to Finnas for around 400 photos https://www.flickr.com/photos/26086313%y40N08/collections/

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Scorers:

Trys Rodders 2

Conv: Rodders 1

Pen: Rodders 2

Squad for match:
Forwards: Paul W, Brett H, Grumpy, Keith W, Tom H, Arron P, Keith O, Horse, James K, Steve P, Windy, Rob Pyle, Drennon, Stracks, Cookie, Steve S, Cameron R, Ian B

Backs: Stu R, Owen R, Alex T, Steve D, Matt G, Liam B, Craig B, Lewis H, Rodders, Damien S, Mickey B, Craig O,

Saturday 1st April – Morpeth Stags 28, Blaydon Bricks 7

A depleted but battling Bricks side lost to a 30 man (or thereabouts) Stags squad who were out to enjoy their last match of the season in a well contested match where the Stags just had a bit too much firepower.

Morpeth opened the scoring early on with a well worked try finished by their (quite quick) supersized centre – apparently a former Penrith 1st teamer and quite a handful. The conversion made the score 7 – 0 to the Stags. Blaydon responded well at the restart with a good attack down the left wing initiated by Damian Ameer-Beg who had a good game all round. Good handling support from several players led to a lineout in the Stags 22 and a catch and forward drive led to a try by Keith Winter.  James Murray (another who had a sound game) landed a great conversion from wide out on the left to make it 7 – 7.

The game developed into an entertaining match that was mainly contested in the middle of the park with good play from both sides in both attack and defence. The Blaydon scrum stood up well in the face of a big Morpeth 8 and Rob Pyle was prominent in making any number of big tackles from the back row.  Eventually pressure from the Stags led to a 5metre scrum which was duly won by Morpeth and a try followed after powerful short range break from the scrum half. This was converted 14 – 7 to the Stags.

Aaron Poad made a surging break after picking up a Morpeth error and combined well with Damian A to make good ground for the Bricks. Unfortunately they could not capitalise on this and the game returned to the pattern of before only to be broken by another powerful attack down the middle of the field by the Stags backs resulting in another try. Again this was converted. 21-7 to the Stags.

A couple of changes were made at half time – one positional – but options were limited for the Bricks whereas a lot of fresh legs appeared for the Stags after half time.

On the restart the game quickly re-established itself as a tightly fought contest albeit with a lot of pressure on the Blaydon line. GREAT defence from the Blaydon side kept the Stags at bay (corny but couldn’t resist it!) and the home side were repelled several times when a try looked certain. Everyone played their part in this and it was great to watch. Then Windy ‘entered’ a maul from the side and, having been previously warned (so said the ref in a post-match interview!) a yellow card was shown. A very aggrieved Bricks captain left the field followed by the Stags forward who had formed an inviting doorway (or as Windy explained … an offside target) for his drive into the maul. Neither would return to the match.  Stu Reay took over the captaincy and marshalled his team well to provide stiff resistance.

More Morpeth pressure followed and, almost inevitably a try was scored following a 5m scrum – this time through an outnumbered centre field. Converted again. 28 – 7

Keith Oliver replaced Windy after the 10 minute sin bin was completed and the game continued as a good contest until the final whistle with both sides keen to play good hard rugby.

Well done to the Stags – you played well and were sporting opponents. Great stuff from the Bricks – an enjoyable game to watch lots of pride and determination shown all round.

Match report by Phil Partington – going to have to get this stopped, it actually reflects what happened in the game…….

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Team:

  1. Tom Hirst
  2. Keith Winter
  3. Brian Penny
  4. Arron Poad
  5. Jack Inglis
  6. Ian Bennie
  7. Rob Pyle
  8. Windy (Keith Oliver – about 55 mins)
  9. Stu Reay
  10. James Murray (Lewis Hill – half time)
  11. Mickey Bell (James Murray – half time)
  12. Steve Davidson.
  13. Phil Divers
  14. Damien A
  15. Hopey

 

Saturday 18th March – Blaydon Bricks v Blyth IIs

Bricks let a 25 -5 halftime lead slip, which no doubt resulted from the amount of changes made at half time, with Bricks only just holding on to win 45 – 39, but in the end take maximum points by loaning Blyth 2s Keith Winter and Ian Bennie, which was nearly the undoing of us.
Good to see a couple of new players making they debut, Cameron who joined us after last playing for the school last year and Arron who last played for Blaydon U15s about 4 years ago. Good to have additional players as we still have many injuries; Savs, Matt Goodall, Harry, Windy (although he put in 20 mins today) Cliff, Phil Rayson, Stu Bailey (adding Horse and Steve Sewell this week) added to the fact that Toddy rejoins his ship on 22nd (how crap is his timing) and of course we have Lowsey on a sabbatical…… last tagged in a monastery in the Himalayas. At this rate we’ll be loaning players from the opposition for the final.

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Sorry about the lack of photos, it was left to me to take them again, which always ends poorly, sorry but Finnas was AWOL, let’s hope he hasn’t left us to take photos at Winlaton…. https://www.flickr.com/photos/26086313%40N08/collections/

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Scorers:
Trys: Divers 4, Chester, Craig O, Arron P
Conv: Divers 5
Highs & Lows;

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• Horse made two good breaks from the back of a maul, only to be cut down by a young winger on both occasions, coming off injured and now doubtful for the final.
• Keith didn’t let us down and knocked on at a line out as the ball came down to him, ref pinged Blyth for a knock on.
• Set pieces worked well both halves; Blyth Scrum went back every time and Cookie, Toddy and Steve S took good line out ball.
• Divers at flyhalf with so much good ball from the forwards looked dangerous every time and scored four trys’, jug at the final required….
• Keith bosches first Blyth player, but second one stripped the ball from him as he recovered from the hit.
• Hope picked up a low pass and made a good break through the middle from fullback.
• Good break from Steve Sewell after coming on for Horse, but his shoulder went again later in the game and another one who won’t make the final.
• Centres Chester and Damien switched to good effect with Divers and made good yards, great line from Chester for his try.
• It was a really warm day and players were struggling with the heat, Steve Palmer was like a red flashing beacon and everyone wanted to be subbed, Chester had complained last time he was substituted, so even though he wanted a break, he was left on for the full game
• Cookie and Toddy were all over the park making crunching tackles
• Cameron and Arron had good debuts, with Arron scoring a good try.
• Putting Keith and Ian on for Blyth wasn’t my greatest management decision of the season, as the mobility of their pack increased around the same time we seemed to have switched off, we were 40 point to 5 up at one stage. But we continue with the policy of Bricks not playing uneven numbers in a game and we’d do it again.
• Paul W caught a kick off, had to mention that, then shouted for the next and Keith O left it and it dropped to the floor with Paul nowhere near….. normality resumed!
• Blyth then realised they had the speed advantage out wide and started to take he ball wide at every opportunity starting to clock up the trys and if their kicker had a kicking tee (I did offer ours) we probably would have lost this game.
• Craig B had been for a run in the morning and rumour was had 3 pork pies before the game, believable as a young winger from Blyth out stripped everyone down the sideline. Craig, later in the bar claimed it was nothing to do with his run and he was not outstripped, as he was no where near, he was reminded he was fullback and last line of defence and should have got across. He did get him the next time he broken through, was his next defence…..
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Next week we take on Morpeth Stags, away, who are immediately above us in 3rd place and beat us about 6 weeks ago, so you can assure it will be a tough encounter.
Also Houghton Boars play Winlaton Saxons next Saturday 1st April so we find out who play in the final on 2nd April.
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Team:
1. Paul Winter
2. Keith Winter (Grumpy)
3. Brian Penny (Steve Palmer)
4. Horse (Steve Sewell)
5. Keith Oliver (Jack Inglis)
6. Ian Bennie (Arron Poad )
7. Cookie (Cameron Richardson)
8. Mark Todd (Windy)
9. Stu Reay (Hopey, Craig B)
10. Divers (Hopey)
11. Paul Dingley (Mickey Bell)
12. Steve Davidson.
13. Damien A (Mark Todd)
14. Craig Oliver (Damien Shaw)
15. Hopey (Craig Barlow, Damien A))

Blaydon Bricks 0, Gateshead 3s 19

This game was played in great spirit and was much closer than the score suggested, with the Bricks close to scoring a couple of times in the first half, with a little better decision making,  more fruitful options would have been taken and those earlier scores would have made a difference.

This was a team performance that grew through the first half, as a number of players had not played together for a while, so with Phil Rayson and Phil Ritson adding some experience (quite some) to proceedings. As it happens Gateshead scored the early points, but the BrIcks held it to 0-0 in the second half even though they only had one set of fresh legs on the  bench.
Gateshead were a very strong experienced side ( squad of about 25) and
the majority of our experience and weight, out in Benidorm, the team were a fair bit lighter than normal, but much more mobile and they tackled like lions and wave after wave of Gateshead boys were cut down ferociously.
Good hard game with no niggle or lack of discipline, continued the trend of the last few weeks, which made it a pleasure to play in such a hotly
contested game

input from Phil Rayson and Steven Davidson

Saturday 4th March – Durham 4th Team Shield – Blaydon Bricks 79 v Chesterlee Street IIs 0

 

The score line didn’t do justice to how well Chester played on the day, Blaydon were just far more clinical in taking their opportunities and converting points and with a decent size squad available had a lot more fresh legs to introduce than Chester did, who ran out of steam in the second half.

 

The approach of dealing with this as any other game seemed to pay dividends, everyone (especially me) was a lot more relaxed, everyone knuckled down and played, advice to the referee was minimised, penalties were greatly reduced, even the comments from the sideline were somewhat positive and everyone went around their role in a professional manner.

 

Pictures, thanks to Finnas: https://www.flickr.com/photos/26086313%40N08/collections/

 

Scorers:

Trys: Stracks, Keith, Knoxy, Hopey, Rodders 3, Cliff, Liam, Matt, Divers, Brett

Conv: Rodders 8

Penalty: Rodders 1

 

Highs and Lows:

  • Things started well, Drennon took it on, James in support, Tom continues, Divers dropped it… as it the pass, was it the catch… no one cared, the intent was shown
  • Roles reversed Divers (backs) went through passed to Drennon dropped, but there was no arguments, we just went again till we got it right
  • Rodders was kicking well out of hand from our 22, to theirs, off the tee was a little below his par but he got enough
  • Hopey made a mazy run, confused all CLS and the Bricks, but it resulted in a good score.
  • We had both the high kick Winters on the field, first to drop was Keith, right hash of it, out in the open…..
  • By now our forwards were dominant in the scrum and in the lose, with runs from all, Tom, Keith W, Paul, Keith O, James, Stacks, Ian and Drennon, wave after wave and a lot of tackling practice for CSL.
  • From such a forward play ball came to Divers, out to Rodders and Hopey’s second run he was just kept in at the corner by Rodders combining and Hopey touched down
  • There was a pass and a catch, between Drennon and Keith, neither went well and ball spilt…
  • Then it was Paul’s Winters turn, clear shout, kick off too long for CLS to get to it, Paul split it and took loads of stick about his T-Rex arms in the bar afterwards, in fact a T-rex outfit may have been sourced … it was too many Moretti’s in to know if the one click purchase had been pressed…
  • Keith stole a ball, legally (possibly) and went blind, out to Rodders who ran it in
  • Stracks breaks, to Hopey, kick down the line, ooooohhhh what were you doing Stu R, one not to try at home…. or away even.
  • Good interchange Divers to Matt, back to Divers who released Liam to run in a good try.
  • Brett ran a try in from around 40 metres bouncing off CLS players, he set off on a second run soon after was desperate for someone to pass to.
  • Cliff tried to trot and talk, that didn’t end well, he did batter a few CLS players out the way
  • Steve Palmer set off on a run, cavalry charge was sounded
  • Cliff does a Paul Winter and messes up a high ball
  • Windy taped up Cookie for the line out jumps and cut off the blood to his legs, sure he told him to run it off…..
  • Good to see Craig Rowlands making a comeback and we didn’t break him this time
  • CLS lose a prop and Grumpy nearly won one against the head in uncontested scrums
  • One little strop was visible on the day, when a substitution was made… it’s great that people really want to play for the Bricks and don’t want to come off, but we were just trying to get everyone a game and involved
  • Additional forwards try scorers were Stracks, Cliff and Keith W – all from half way as well, according to bar talk later in the evening.
  • Backs ran in some more scores, with Matt, Divers and Rodders, who got up to his 3 scores (Jug owed to the lads)
  • They was many more good interplays between forwards, backs/forwards and back but by now I was so happy we were going to win I put the book away and concentred on getting the Stella ready for the final whistle, which was consumed well, before retiring to the bar for many more beers, job well done.

 

 

Well played by all, good performances everywhere, sorry if i did not mentions a good or bad thing you did, message me and I can add things in, only factual things naturally…..

 

So we now have to wait for the 1st April for the Houghton 2s v Winlaton 2s game to see who we play in the final on 22nd April.

 

 

Team

 

  1. Paul Winter   (Brett)
  2. Keith Winter  (Grumpy)
  3. Tom Hirst.
  4. Keith Oliver.   (Cliff)
  5. James Knox. (Steve Palmer)
  6. Ian Bennie   (Darren Cook)
  7. Simon Drennon  (Steve Sewell)
  8. Paul Strachan
  9. Stu Reay.     (Liam)
  10. Phil Divers
  11. Liam Bradley  (Mickey Bell)
  12. Steve Davidson.  (Rob Pyle)
  13. Damien A (Matt Goodall)
  14. Hopey                     (Craig Barlow )

 

 

Saturday 18th February, Blaydon Bricks 36, Consett IIIs 17

Bricks take 9 points from doubleheader win against Consett IIIs, with a good win, more than 4 trys and lending a player to Consett. Our thanks to Keith Oliver who played for Consett and took some stick from one of our side line, who seemed to think he had rejoined Consett.
This game so nearly didn’t happen, text went out and loads of unavailability came back, in addition to the massive injured list we had:
• Tom and Toddy selected for the 3rds for the cup squad, both thankfully came back when Ryton conceded the cup tie.
• Goggle, Liam and Cookie pretended to have a friend and went to an imaginary bachelor do somewhere
• Brett who was confirming availability Friday suddenly found himself in London on Saturday morning
• Lowsey declared a sabbatical, he’s going to need to play a lot more games before he’s due a sabbatical
• Others…, working, away, come on people you have all the summer to go away.
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So decision made 11:30am to proceed with the game and a good decision it was, not only as we won, but the game was played in a good spirit with everyone playing for each other.
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Scores:
Scott, Craig O, Tom 2, Stracks, Joe Melia
Conversions: Scott 2, Damien A 1
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Thanks to Stu Reay who took most of the photos, i keep forgetting to take any: http://www.flickr.com/photos/26086313%40N08/collections/
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Highs and Lows:
• I told the side Keith O was doing us a favour and playing for them, he would have the red socks on, after looking at their faces I felt the need to re-iterate to be courteous to him, not trample all over him
• I found Joe Melia hiding in our changing rooms just before the game hoping the 3s didn’t notice so he could play for us, he did turn up on the side line with 20mins to go to get on.
• Tom and Keith were all over the park in defence making good tackles and going forward
• James and Stracks made big yards with ball in hand
• Toddy was everywhere, including battering Stracks nose
• Richard Pike played scrumhalf for us, he occasionally forgot he was supposed to stay out but he ran the show well and fed forwards standing off. He did misread a call and passed the ball to Grumpy on the hoof with all the big lads going the other way, much to Grumpy’s surprise who didn’t get far, but did retain the ball to start over, priceless to see from the sideline.
• Game plan was 12/13 man rugby, they had some quick looking backs and we had a much bigger pack, you’ll never believe it, they actually followed the game plan, for a while anyway.
• Tom bashed over for 2 good trys, one from Paul D taking the ball at the 10yd line and running it back, offloading to Stracks, to James and Tom stole the glory
• Game started great, 4 trys up, forwards taking on phase after phase… looking good
• Craig Oliver finished off a good score, in only his second game for the Bricks.
• We stripped a couple of balls in contact and stole the ball, everyone seem to try and go for a strip instead of a tackle and Consett started to break through tackles.
• Then we started to run across the field, get isolated, lose ball and Consett got their heads up and ran in 3 trys
• Half time conversation was, back to basics, batter them with wave after wave, go back to switching the ball back to the forwards and we starved Consett backs of the ball.
• Chester made some good breaks
• Scott ran the show from 10
• It wouldn’t be an official match report if there wasn’t a negative comment on Keith, Catching, going off his feet and giving away penalties, etc. etc. so I guess we’ll define this as an unofficial report as he had a great game, I don’t remember him dropping the ball or giving away a penalty, but the guys or Keith may well put me right. Did find out in the bar, he was hung over………..
• Grumpy throw the ball in as Keith was propping and insisted he never got done for not straight, only explanation is the ref needs new glasses…..

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Team:

1. Keith Winter
2. Grumpy
3. Tom Hirst
4. James Knox
5. Mark Todd
6. Ian Bennie (Joe Melia)
7. Damien S
8. Stacks
9. Richard Pike
10. Scott Henderson
11. Paul D
12. Damien A
13. Steven D
14. Craig Oliver
15. Mickey B