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Durham U20’s to play at Blaydon this Sunday, 14th April

Durham U20’s take on Surrey

in semi-final of Tier 2 playoff of the

Jason Leonard U20 County Championship


at Crowtrees this Sunday, 14th April
Kick off 2pm

 

Current table standing:

https://www.englandrugby.com/club-competitions/jason-leonard-u20-county-championship/fixtures-and-results/

Ilkley 15, Blaydon 21

 

Ilkley  15   Blaydon  21
Blaydon racked up another win on the road which despite the closeness of the final score was a comfortable enough victory in which they led by 3 tries to nil until the final minutes.
In difficult conditions on a sodden pitch at Stacks Field Blaydon were much the more decisive and although the home side huffed and puffed with plenty of possession they could make little progress against an excellent defence.
Winger Jack Appleton applied the final touch to a smart handling move to get the ball rolling and Jamie Guy was on target with the conversion. Ilkley fly-half Charles Ramsay pulled back 3 points for his side with a simple penalty in front of the posts but by the interval some intense pressure from the Blaydon forwards involving much re-cycling resulted in a try for skipper Keith Laughlin with Guy again adding the extras.
Leading 3-14 at the break Blaydon continued to press and were rewarded with a 3rd score when Matt Jenkinson went over after umpteen phases of possession. Guy landed his 3rd conversion but that was to be the end of Blaydon’s scoring, with  possession being lost too easily there-after and a number of opportunities wasted.
And as Blaydon sat back with a comfortable lead the home side were allowed to come more into it in the final quarter and grabbed a try through their winger Rick Talatio. Their deficit was now 8-21 and in the final play of the game another 7 points were secured when lock-forward Ben Waddington crossed in the corner and Ramsay put over the conversion.
 
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Blaydon Development progress to final of Durham County 3rd Team Cup

Great admiration to Consett 3rds, who came up against a very youthful Development side on the full size AGP, but although the referee offered to cut short the game they stayed with it to the end and scored 2 good trys, the whole game was played in great spirit.

 

Thanks to Derek for the photos 161 online at https://www.flickr.com/photos/26086313@N08/albums/with/72157706895656514

 

The Development side contain around 9 players under the age of 20, the speed and ability of these guys, added to some ‘older’ heads to contribute bags of experience was just too much for Consett 3s. There was so much pace in this side, both forwards and backs, Consett had no idea where the next line break was coming from. It was a very entertaining game for the crowd with some brilliant trys and played in brilliant spirit by Consett who were just up against a better side on the day, their Captain & team did the Consett club proud, it happens, we’ve all been on the wrong side of unmatched sides, you play, you shake hands, you drink in the bar and move on, all achieved. Our thanks also to Keith Oliver, Paul Winter and Ewan Lowry, all of whom played for Consett as they sustained injuries as the game came to a close.

Scorers:

Trys: Mark MacC 3, Craig Y, Dammo, Rob P, Damien A-B, Jak T, Ryan R, James M, Paddy, Savs, ??

Conv: Jak 4, James M 2, Mark Mac 1

 

Highs & Lows:

  • Line speed and hits in defence were immense, especially around the edges of the mauls from the likes of Ewan, Rob, Jake and Dammo.
  • Oliver, Paddy and Ewan from the forwards were everywhere, in attack  and defence
  • Breaks came from everywhere, especially, Jak T, Mark Mac, Max, Craig Y, Ryan, then  Savs and James when they came on.
  • David R got the ball out wide, rounded the winger, who had a lot more experience than him, (shall we say) and then somehow seemed to run around in a circle and managed to get himself tangled in his Zimmer frame and step out of play.
  • Consett had no answer to Craig Y, Ryan or Mark Mac jinking runs
  • Paddy secured good lineout ball
  • James Murray was having a wingding time on the bench, first deciding he was injured and couldn’t play, declaring he couldn’t play 9, 10 or 15, then feeling left out as he was not starting (although he was part of the Bricks squad till their game was conceded)  so we put him on at 10 and then 9 in the 2nd half, it shut him up and he played well at both, as James does, possibly just experiencing the change of life, early…..
  • Looked  like Jake broke his nose, but he was convinced it was just a bit blood and was only happy when he went back on
  • Great break from Dammo thro from around halfway on the fullback, got to 22, with pace to burn idling in 1st gear on either side of him, too many options, fullback took him down, renamed ‘Dammo, won’t pass’
  • Matt R crossed the try line but didn’t seem to want to put it down!
  • Keith O went on for Consett, great sportsmanship, but shortly afterwards he was probably having 2nd thoughts as Ewan and Rob hit him as he received a looping pass, which set him up to get hit, ‘Oh Sh1te’ was heard, just before he was hit hard.
  • Paul Winter went on for Consett in front row and him and Tom described the scrums as aggressive cuddling, not many smiles on the photos from them, too busy preparing for the cuddle!
  • Savs made a great break from own 22 and slowed up to let James M catch up, to run it in from 22 and score…
  • Ewan Lowry went on for Consett and immediately ran over the top of Damien A-B, but lost the ball with the line beckoning.
  • Adam came on, went for glory near the line, but knocked on

 

Great display from a very talented, with Winlaton 2s beating Sunderland 2s in the other leg, its sets up a local derby for the final, date still to be agreed.

 

  1.  Damien Martinez
  2.  Oliver Williams
  3.  Brett Hanratty
  4.  Ewan Lowry
  5.  Matthew Johnson
  6.  Rob Pyle
  7.  Jake Armstrong
  8.  Paddy Cooper
  9.  Jak Tuck
  10.  Mark MacCallan
  11.  Craig Youngmn
  12.  Max Nellis
  13.  Damien Ameer-Beg (Capt)
  14.  David Reay
  15. Ryan Robson
  16.  Cameron Richardson
  17.  Tom Hirst
  18.  Paul Winter
  19.  Adam Turnbull
  20.  James Murray
  21. Matt Robertson
  22.  Andrew Savory

 

It is with sadness Blaydon RFC announce the loss of John Thompson

 

Sadly JT  passed away suddenly, funeral arrangements:

Whitley Bay Crematorium  at 12.45 Tues 5th March.

Gathering after is at St Marys Suite in Spanish City.

John played colts rugby for Blaydon in the late 70s and senior rugby following that, returning to play social rugby for the Bricks subsequent to that.

John will be missed by many.

Our sympathies go to his daughter Jenny  and her family.

 

Falcons U18 to play on Blaydon RFC AGP this Saturday

Newcastle Falcons Under-18s are in action this Saturday 19th January when they take on Worcester Warriors Under-18s.

The game is at Blaydon RFC with a 2pm kick-off, entry is free of charge.

Festive Rugby – Blaydon XV V Ryton XV – 1 win each

Overall score over the 2 legs was win to Blaydon 74 to 39, but great respect to Ryton who won the Boxing Day game and had a lot of good young talent on display, as well as turning up short for the 2nd leg, to make sure that game went ahead.

With a 3 day turn around, the sides in the games were always going to differ over the 2 games and with the depth of players we have at Blaydon, the 2nd game was always going to be a harder game for Ryton, great respect to them fielding 2 teams in 3 days.

Blaydon used 30 players over the 2 games.

Scrum gave Ryton loads of problems, which it was bound too, with Paul & Keith Winter and Tom Hirst in the front row, Ryton must dread seeing those guys come out onto the park. They must have had higher hopes when they saw Tom wasn’t on the pitch on the 29th, but Adam Keeler was, neither day was good for Ryton’s scrummage.

Blaydon Firsts have a critical game on the 5th January against Hull in top 3 clash, so none of the players in that squad were available, much to their disappointment, such is the thirst in the club to play this fixture.

See pictures below, but for the hats and the snow, identical…

 

Pictures from both games:

 

Boxing Day 2018 – Ryton XV 34 Blaydon XV 26

Photos, thanks to Billy Inglis
https://www.facebook.com/1835450646/posts/10210852178700592/

This game had everything; a nice sunny day, a large crowd supporting both sides, two evenly matched sides and two referees who were determine to keep it that way…

 

Blaydon started and finished the strongest, with a 14 point lead with try’s from Dan Turland and Lewis, both converted by Lewis in first half. We could and should have had more trys before halftime, but for various reasons, that was the score as we changed ends. We then had a disastrous 20 minutes at the start of the 2nd half, Ryton were playing down the hill now and with fresh legs in the pack started to break through tackles and managed to starve Blaydon of ball. What little ball we got was kicked away, one such kick resulted in the young Ryton fullback running in from half way.

Highs & Lows:

  •  Good to see Jack Inglis and Lewis Hill back playing in Blaydon shirts
  •  The Winters were doing festive juggling and dropping, nothing new there…
  •  Scrum gave Ryton loads of problems, which it was bound too, with Paul & Keith Winter and Tom Hirst in the front row
  • First half forwards dominated and made good yards, but struggled a little when Ryton brought on fresh legs for the 2nd half
  • Jack, Ewan and Jake were all round the park
  • Jak Tuck had a good game at 9, with good distribution
  • Lewis and Dan made big yards when in possession
  • James ran us out of trouble from the back

Scorers:
• Trys; Dan, Lewis, Jack Inglis, Rodders
• Conv. Lewis – 3off

Team:
1. Paul Winter
2. Keith Winter
3. Tom Hirst
4. Jack Inglis
5. Ewan Lowry    (Steve Palmer )
6. Harry                (Ewan Lowry)
7. Jake Armstrong
8. Paul Strachan
9. Jak Tuck
10. Lewis Hill
11. David Reay       (Paul Dingley)
12. Lee Guest          (Phil Rayson)
13. Dan Turland     (Peter Andrew Bath)
14. Hopey                (James Murray)
15. James Murray  (Rodders)

 

2nd Leg – Blaydon XV 48 Vs Ryton XV 5

Photos, thanks to Billy Inglis
https://www.facebook.com/1835450646/posts/10210861934544482/

 

Highs & Lows:

  •  Excuse me, I have to believe this game was played by aliens, this double of Keith Winter in photos is shaped in what looks like a passing position, that surely didn’t happen
  •  Not sure how long have I been away, thoughts I was there Boxing day but this report in rugby has to be the equivalent of walking into the starwars bar – Can’t really believe what you are seeing …..

• See photos:

  •  Not being there I had to consult Keith, who confirmed my thoughts from the photos, that James thought he’d scored a try over the 22, although Keith remembered it may have been the halfway, it’s in colour take a look.
  •  Adam Keeler takes on Ryton pack, it wasn’t fair… try
  •  There is not a lot of conviction in scrumhalfs eyes on talking Sean on the hoof
  •  James shows a number of cleans sets of heels…
  •  Keith too hung over to run, he passed.
  •  Matt Thompson as flyhalf running with the ball perfectly held (NOT) to release the backs or bring in the forwards on the inside. He may have scored, but let’s not let the truth get involved/in the way of a match report…. Never have before!
  • Look Andy giving a penalty to Blaydon, M.J. take note on how to do that….

 

  •  Ewan Lowry, Paul Strachan and Adam Turnbull scored conversions – what was the selection for kicking, furthest away from the try scored?
  •  James Murray didn’t get the jug in for scoring 3 trys…. Judge Paul Winter to deal with this at next Court session…..

Some input from those attending:

  •  Lewis Hill scored Sean Pyle missed the kick
  •  Someone else scored, Sean Pyle missed the kick
  •  Hopey knocked on
  • Someone else scored, Sean Pyle missed the kick
  • Hopey thought he would enter into festive spirit and change the rules to match NFL and threw a few forward passes
  •  Someone else scored, Sean Pyle missed the kick

***Half Time ***

  •  Harry split Strachs head open and Windy played Nurses. Strachs splitting his head because it’s as soft as a peach
  •  Matt Thompson played 10 and refused to pass to anyone within 10m, opting for a “Miss 3” every time
  •  Ewan scored from Lewis Hill’s crossfield kick, Matt missed the conversion
  •  Paul Winter started a fight with the Ryton 8, Owen Reed jumped on his back and tried to drag him to the ground by his beard, then wanted to chin him
  •  Someone scored and Strachs slotted the conversion.

 

Scorers:
• Trys; So suspected scorers:
o James Murray 3
o Adam Keeler 1
o Ewan Lowry 1
o Ewan Pritchard 1
o Lewis Hill 1
o Matt Thompson 1

• Conv.
o We must have started with someone sensible, surely ???
o Sean – missed a boat load
o Matt missed one at least
o Adam Turnbull 1
o Paul Starchan 1
o Ewan Lowry 1

.

Team:
First half:
1 Paul Winter
2 Keith Winter
3 Adam Keeler
4 Steve Sewell
5. Paul Strachan
6 Ewan Lowry
7. Cameron Richardson
8 Harry
9 Owen Reed
10 James Murray
11 Ewan Prichard.
12 Lewis Hill
13 Sean Pyle
14 Peter Andrew Bath
15 Hopey

Second half

Team:
1 Paul Winter
2 Keith Winter
3 Steve Palmer
4 Steve Sewell
5. Adam Turnbull
6 Ewan Lowry
7.Jake Armstrong
8 Stu Bailey
9 Owen Reed
10 Matt Thompson
11 Ewan Prichard
12 Lewis Hill
13 James Murray
14 James Toward Adams
15 Hopey

 

 

1st XV Rugby News

Team Selection for Kirkby Lonsdale

Kick Off Time:               2pm
Game Location:            Away, at Underlay Park

Blaydon’s New Artificial Grass Pitch (AGP) is now offically open and Blaydon’s Funday was a great success

 

Another great day to be entered into the numerous memorable days in the history of Blaydon RFC, only tainted by the wrong result on the field, as Blaydon loose out to a more determined Hull RFC side.

Bill Locke hosted the event as Blaydon President

Robin Wannop represented the RFU Board and explained the background to the ARP Programme and presented the club with a commemorative Vase

Madam Mayor Jill Green cut the ribbon on the AGP to declare it open.


Mayor Jill Green cuts the ribbon officially opening Blaydon’s AGP

 

 

Our guests  for the pre-match lunch included:

  • Joining Bill on the top table:
    • Madam Mayor Jill Green
    • Cllr Sonya Hawkins
    • Cllr Malcolm Brain
    • Robin Wannop RFU
    • Steve Grainger RFU
    • Matt Bryan RFU
    • David Sawyer – President of Durham RFU
  • Other guest included:
    • Past Presidents and Chairman of the Executive
    • Past Club Captains
    • Volunteers who help with the organisation of things like; Carboot, Bonfire, Beerfestival, Funday, etc.

 

 

A 100 Squares competition to raise funds for our partner Charity Wooden Spoon was run during the lunch with the prize being a Phil Vickery signed England Shirt – there we a few squares left, which we will follow up this week and announce the winner via social media. Click here for Wooden Spoon Story

 

Alongside the AGP Pitch Opening Ceremony Blaydon hosted a Funday with various rugby games and tester sessions, as well as a range of things to provide entertainment; Virtual reality, Bouncy Castles Roundabouts, etc.

It is intended that this Funday becomes an Annual Event, our thanks to following for making the Funday a success:

  • Kelly Vinnicombe, Elaine Parker for Organising – we better also say Vinnie, he must have helped somehow, surely…
  • To the clubs who provided opposition for the youth teams
  • To the many helpers who helped the day run well:
    •  Elaine again, Charlie & Catherine Brown, Damien & Adele Ameer-Beg
    • Our referees: Jason Leng and Ian Kelly.
    • Scott Gordon and Andy Lane for sorting fixtures
    • Matt T for the use of the orbs which the kids loved,
    • Other parent helpers: Julie Pickett, Karen Rapley, Jo Craddock, Andrea Hall, The Lisle Family, Donna Gray, Elaine Harwood, Sarah Wilson, The Simpsons, Lucy Wilkinson, The Millicans, Lisa Armstrong, Dan Tedstill, Joe Ferguson, Leigh Ferguson, Bradley Sturrock, Jon Chapman, Barry the DJ
    • and of course Northumbria Police Dog officers who gave up their day off to do the display
    • and we hope we didn’t miss anyone,

thanks to all, from Blaydon President & Club Executive Committee

thanks to Ian Peel, Donna Owens, Dave Miller and yours truly for the photos

Saturday 3rd November 2018 – Bonfire & Fireworks Extravaganza

Come along and enjoy a great evening:

Commencing at 5.00pm with the William Clark Fun Fair

Followed by Bonfire and Fireworks

In-House music 6.00pm till late.

 

Admission:

  • Adults £6.00 
  • Children under 16 – £3.00
  • With under 3 – free
  • Family Group (2 adults and 2 children) £15.00

 

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1st XV Rugby News

Off to a flying start at the Crowtrees

A sunny day on the new AGP welcomed Vale of Lune to the Crowtrees. A healthy crowd was there to cheer on the lads as well as a great away support for The Vale.

Blaydon got off to a flying start with scores from Dan Marshall, Nathan Bailey, Jack Appleton and David Lyall. All the efforts were well worked team efforts some from under our own posts. The points continued to rise and by the end of the game it finished 92-12.

Director of Rugby Matt Thompson was very happy after the game but told his boys “we move on to next week now and a massive derby fixture at Alnwick. We must train harder  this week and look to keep the tempo and skill level of the game very high. This can only be achieved via hard work on the training field.”

See you all at Alnwick.

 

Kaizen