Blaydon Development move into the 3rd Team Cup Semi-final

Sat 16th February, Blaydon Development 31, Ryton 2s 20

Scorers:
• Trys: Ollie, Jon Curry 2, Fraser, Jake
• Conv: Cameron 2, Mark M.

 

Photos, sorry not many as we had no pitch side photographer (jobspot open) few below, rest online:  www.flickr.com/photos/26086313@N08/albums/with/72157706895656514   

 

With a good mix of youth and Vets, Blaydon were just too strong for a very young Ryton side. Thanks to our Vets who turned out, they will know they were in a game this morning: Damo, Brett, Jon Curry, Wardy & Ryan.

 

Damien A-B stepped up as captain, led the pre-game, galvanised them into a team, which became more evident as the game developed, the whole squad improved. Only blot on his day was a yellow card…

Highs & Lows:
• Forwards were immense in the loose, taking ball on and battering through Ryton defence
• Paddy provided great ball from the line out
• Scrum took a little time to settle, but came out on top
• Fraser, Mark M and Craig Y were a real handful, making big yards, Ryton just couldn’t control them
• Ollie and Paddy were everywhere, both in attack and defence
• Cameron got 2 kicks…..
• Wardy was back to tricks with reverse passes
• Great to see Rob Pyle back, he still hits as hard in the tackle
• Ryan snuffed out Ryton’s kick/chase at Fullback and as always was great in defence
• I kept cringing for Ryton every time Jon Curry ran at them…. He bagged 2 trys and with a few more games under his belt he will score more.
• Someone caught me with my own camera, two handed drinking, well it had been a stressful week… and I knew the Bricks were 12:0 down at halftime.

 

Even with the introduction of 3 Fijians in the 2nd half, (delayed on their journey from Catterick Army Base) Blaydon forwards still outmuscled them and our backs knocked Ryton down.

 

Semi-final will be 2nd March away at Consett 3s   www.durhamrugby.com/competitions/county-cups/3rd-team-cup

 

DEVELOPMENT TEAM
1 Damien Martinez
2 Oliver Williams
3 Brett Hanratty (Jake Jobey)
4 Will Daniels
5 Jon Curry
6 Rob Pyle
7 Cameron Richardson
8 Paddy Cooper
9 Mark Ward
10 Fraser Wright (Darren Cook)
11 Craig Youngmn
12 Mark MacCallan
13 Damien Ameer-Beg (Capt)
14 Craig Oliver
15 Ryan Robson

Durham County Cup Draw 2018/19


 

First round: 13th October

Quarter Final: 16th February

Semi Final: 2nd March

 

2nd Team Cup

Saturday 13th October – Georgians have a Bye

3rd Team Cup

Saturday 13th October – Development away to Hartlepool IIs

4th Team Shield

Shield starts at Quarter Final stage as there are only 8 teams involved

Saturday 16th February, away to Ryton 3rds

 

Blaydon Development 47 Vs Ryton IIs 42 – Development secure maximum points league win

Good to see some old and new faces in a Blaydon shirt:
• Scott Kelly has returned to the club and was a handful for Ryton
• Jake Jobey has also returned, having been in Blaydon youth and will certainly strengthen our front 5 capability

• Ewan Lowry from last years U18 played for both the 2s and the Development on the day
• Lee Guest has returned after his travels and work commitments and fitted straight in
• Anth has returned to playing, from not turning up to carry the water bottles and played his part in the victory

Some thanks:
• First to Ryton, who came a long with 13 so we both got a game
• Next to Jake Jobey and Paul Winter for playing a half each for Ryton

Few points on the photos above:
• You can see our forwards looking at Scott holding the ball, thinking, well there’s only 3 of them, no hurry
• Good to see Jake back playing, although first thing he did was play first half for Ryton……
• Doesn’t Paul look good in blue… we may be able to trade him for a box of Stella… a full case 24 * 330ml mind…
Photos: Click here for Flickr – Sorry only 21 photos this week, was me taking the photos and we know that doesn’t work…

Other highs & lows from the game:
• Blaydon forwards were in the ascendancy with good lineouts, driving, interplay and support play
• You could tell it was early in the season and first game for the Development side, tackling wasn’t where it should have been, as can be seen from the sharing of 89 points.
• Good tackling in the backs from Savs and Divers
• Not sure where Anth was going, on one of the defensive, he got all excited and I think he took the inside centre….
• Guesty wanted me to mention his try saving tackle on the big Fijian and seemed hurt I didn’t get it on camera, reality is I hardly got anything photos, too busy watching the game…. Given he asked, we will watch more closely to be able to report any of his howlers next game….
• Bit confusion at a kick off, with Arran, Hopey and Stracks all looking at each other and a Ryton player running in a stealing the ball.
• Paul Winter dropped a kick off in the second half, we assured Ryton he does it all the time when he’s playing for us
• Hopey did well with Conversions; 5 from 7

Summary; first game for the Development, a hard fixture against a very quick Ryton side and a clash of 2 styles, Blaydon with forward power and Ryton with youngsters capable of scoring from anywhere, but a win with maximum league points, couldn’t ask for any more

Next week Development travel to Berwick

Scorers:
• Trys: Arran 2, Hopey, James, Divers, Stracks, Savs
• Convs: Hopey 5

1. Scott Kelly
2. Tom Hirst
3. Paul Winter (Jake Jobey)
4. Arran Poad
5. James Knox (Ewan Lowry)
6. Cameron Richardson
7. Stracks
8. Stu Bailey
9. Hopey
10. Phil Divers
11. Damien Shaw
12. Lee Guest
13. Peter Andrew Bath
14. Anth
15. Savs

Pre-Season to start Monday 19th June

We hope you enjoyed the break and time with friends and family, now the work as a club for 2017/18 Season begins, all welcome:

Pre season will start on Monday 19th June and will run every Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays for 5 weeks.

Monday and Thursdays will be at Blaydon Rugby Club

Tuesdays will be at Druid Park NE13 8DF (Next to the Airport)

Training will start at 7pm sharp and will be games based with running intervals.

Looking forward to seeing you all down.

Ally

 

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 27, Darlington MP 14

 

Blaydon brought down the curtain for the season at Crow Trees with a rousing performance, particularly from the forwards who had the upper hand throughout, driving the visitors off their own ball in the scrum, and backwards at an alarming rate when driving for the line.
Darlington had the advantage of the first score on 7 minutes but had few opportunities thereafter and have now won only 1 out of 4 ‘Derby’ encounters since joining Blaydon in National League One.
Director of rugby Micky Ward was full of praise for his side, saying “We had a good balance of a team out there non today, we had the bit between our teeth and the lads performed”
Winger Jake Henry got the opener when he latched onto a long pass to race in at speed, Chris Auld converting, but Blaydon were quick to respond when they won a line-out against the throw. Tom Rock stormed into the 22 for Ben Stevenson to show a clean pair of heels to the Darlington defence, Andrew Baggett adding the extras.
The visitors lost a player to the sin-bin when they pulled down a Blaydon drive but it was still 7-7 at the interval. Two minutes into the second period however another Darlington infringement was punished by Jason Smithson, in the usual manner from a line-out drive, his 25th try of the season.
Park then had a spell on attack with some smart passing but only leading to their downfall when they threw out one long pass too many. Stevenson intercepted just outside his own 22 and set off unchallenged for his second score of the game.
Baggett again converted and also added a penalty to take it to 22-7 but quick thinking by Darlington replacement scrum-half pulled back 7 points. Receiving possession not far out he dummied to move it on and shot through under the posts, converting the effort himself with a drop-kick.
Blaydon’s lead was down to just 8 points and all their good work might have been in jeopardy but with time running out they put together a final attack through the hands for Tom Grimes to finish off in style down the left.

John Brennan

Blaydon RFC fixtures and selection for Saturday April 16th

Firsts away at Henley Hawks KO 3:00

After the delight of securing our national one future we now have our sights set on finishing the season on a high. The squad hoping to do that has a few changes from last week, in the front row young hooker Jack Beckwith starts along with Andrew Archibald who is in for Keith Laughlin. In the backs Tom Rock misses out with a hamstring strain so school boy Ben Stevenson starts at outside center. We have two new editions on the bench, England 20’s captain Callum Chick is one the second is fly half Jack Emerson.
1. ROBBIE KALBRAIER
2. JACK BECKWITH
3. TREVOR DAVISON
4. WILL WITTY
5. CHRIS WEARMOUTH ©
6. ANDREW ARCHIBALD
7. JASON SMITHSON
8. GAVIN JONES
9. NATHAN HORSEFAL
10. BRETT CONNON
11. TOM GRIMES
12. ANDREW BAGETT
13. BEN STEVENSON
14. FRAZER WILSON
15. RHODRI ADAMSON
BENCH
16. SAM WHITE
17. ANDREW FOSTER
18. CALLUM CHICK
19. JACK DAVISON
20. JACK EMERSON

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Georgians & Development – rest weekend

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Bricks v Novos 3s – Friendly at home 3pm KO

Finnas, Craig Mc, Joe Melia, Grumpy
Cliff, Windy, Harry, Steve Sewell, keith O, Ian Bennie, Stracks

James Murray, Nathan Johnson, Chester, Stu R, Rob Pyle, Anth, Paul Dingley, Goggle, Divers,

Blaydon fixtures and selection for Saturday 9th April

1st Team at Home to Cinderford KO 2:30

Our squad to face Cinderford this week is pretty similar to the one that traveled to Rosslyn Park last week. The only change in the backs is at scrum half where Nathan Horsefal comes in for Ruaridh Dawson. The forwards pack however has a few more tweaks, Robbie Kalbraier comes in at loose head with Sam White moving to the bench, Andrew Archibald makes way for Gavin Jones in the back row and on the bench Andrew Foster, Jack Davison and Ben Stevenson all return to give us some good balance through out.

BLAYDON VS CINDERFORD
1. ROBBIE KALBRAIER
2. DAVID NELSON
3. TREVOR DAVISON
4. WILL WITTY
5. CHRIS WEARMOUTH
6. KEITH LAUGHLIN ©
7. JASON SMITHSON
8. GAVIN JONES
9. NATHAN HORSEFAL
10. BRETT CONNON
11. TOM GRIMES
12. ANDREW BAGETT
13. TOM ROCK
14. FRAZER WILSON
15. RHODRI ADAMSON
BENCH
16. SAM WHITE
17. ANDREW FOSTER
18. ANDREW ARCHIBALD
19. JACK DAVISON
20. BEN STEVENSON
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Georgians away to Harrogate IIs in RFU Pilot League KO 3pm
ROBBIE MORRIS
MIKE HASSTIE
ELLIOT BEATTIE
LIAM WRIGHT
JOHNATHAN HAMES
MARTY LONGSDALE
CALLUM FORSYTH
FANDA VOHNAKA
JOSH SIMPSON
JACK EMERSON
ROB REKIS
JOE WHYMAN
NATHAN SUMMERSALL
HUGH MONGAN
CHARLIE YOUNG
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Development at home to Consett IIs in Candy League KO 3pm

JOE MELIA
ADAM KEELER
BILY HART
STEVE DRYDEN
JACK INGILS
ALEX CHARLTON
MATTHEW WHITFIELD
ANTH DAVIES
NATHAN JOHNSON
JAMES MURRY
SCOTT WHITFIELD
SEAN PYLE
TOM ALLWAY
ADAM THORNTON
ALEX LENG

DAN HAILS
ROB PYLE

PAUL WINTER

STU BAILEY

MATT CHARLTON

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Bricks – rest weekend

Blaydon fixtures and selection for Saturday 19th March

First Team:

Blaydon make a number of changes for Saturday’s clash away to Esher. Sam White replaces Robbie Kalbraier at loose head and Keith Laughlin returns from International duty to take over from Jack Davison at blindside. Behind the scrum Joe Whyman comes in for Andrew Baggett and Tom Penny returning to the centre with Tom Grimes moving onto the wing in place of unavailable Zach Kibridge. Trevor Davison, like Keith returns to the squad after a good win for England Counties last week and Elliot Beattie who has progressed through from Blaydon Youth setup makes his debut for the 1st team

ESHER V Blaydon – KO 2:30pm

  1. SAM WHITE
  2. DAVID NELSON
  3. ANDREW FOSTER
  4. ANDREW ARCHIBAILD
  5. CHRIS WEARMOUTH
  6. KEITH LAUGHLIN ©
  7. JASON SMITHSON
  8. GAVIN JONES
  9. NATHAN HORSEFAL
  10. JOE WHYMAN
  11. TOM GRIMES
  12. TOM ROCK
  13. TOM PENNY
  14. FRAZER WILSON
  15. RHODRI ADAMSON
  16. BENCH
  17. JACK BECKWITH
  18. TREVOR DAVISON
  19. ELLIOT BEATTIE
  20. JAMES COONEY
  21. BEN STEVENSON

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Georgians at home to Wharfedale II in Pilot RFU League 2:30pm KO

Tba.

Development away Novos IIs in Candy Cup 3pm KO

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Squad from
Dan Hails
Daniel Sanderson
Billy Hart
Jack Inglis
Ant Davis
Matty Whitfield
Alex Charlton
Matt Charlton
Steven Dryden
Josh Simpson
James Murray
Scott Whitfield
Tom Allway
Nick Minchlotte
Adam Thornton
Alex Leng (Jason Leng)
Jake Armstrong

Gaffers – Andrew Strachan & Andrew Todd

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Bricks home to Houghton Boars – league double header  KO 2:30pm

Forwards: Scott, Keith W, Craig, Ryan, Keith O, Horse, Strachs, Ian B, Windy, Steve S, Vinnie,

Backs: Stu R, Matt, Chester, Hopey, Craig B, Paul D, Anth

Fixtures and Selection for Saturday 12th March

Best wishes to all teams

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1st Team

Blaydon team has only a few changes from the one that beat Coventry last week, David nelson is back at hooker after suffering tonsillitis, he replaces last weeks man of the match Jack Beckwith. Jack Davison has recovered from injury to replace our captain Keith Laughlin who is on international duty. The last change to the starting line up comes at outside center where Tom Grimes returns to replace Tom Penny. The bench has a similar theme to last week apart from Jonathan Hames coming in for Trevor division who is also away with England counties
BLAYDON VS LOUGHBOURGH KO 2-30

1. ROBBIE KALBRAIER
2. DAVID NELSON
3. ANDREW FOSTER
4. ANDREW ARCHIBAILD
5. CHRIS WEARMOUTH
6. JASON SMITHSON
7. JACK DAVISON
8. GAVIN JONES
9. NATHAN HORSEFAL
10. ANDREW BAGGETT
11. TOM ROCK
12. TOM GRIMES
13. FRAZER WILSON
14. ZACH KIBRIDGE
15. RHODRI ADAMSON
BENCH
16. JACK BECKWITH
17. SAM WHITE
18. JONATHAN HAMES
19. JAMES COONEY
20. BEN STEVENSON

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Georgians home to Gateshead  2s in Durham Cup Semi-final KO 2pm

tbc

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Develoment away to DMP 3s in Durham Cup Semi-final, KO 3pm

Joe Melia
Billy heart
Dan Hails
Steven Dryden
Jack Inglis
Alex Charlton
Matt Charlton
Ant Davis
Josh Simpson
Tom Allway
Scott Whitfield
Adam Thornton
Nick Melchiorrie
Ryan Cooper
Alex Leng (Jason Leng)

Bench
Adam Keeler
Jake Armstrong

Andrew Todd

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Bricks – rest weekend