Blaydon 39 – Henley 5

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Blaydon have put their poor start to the season well and truly behind them with 4 successive wins before yesterdays demolition job on visitors Henley who 7 days earlier had toppled the league leaders.

Without ever really dominating the game they ran in 3 tries in each half, scarcely missing an opportunity, whilst Henley had but a single response. To be fair to the visitors they did have the bulk of possession and pressed the home line for long spells, only to be comfortably kept at bay by a ferocious Blaydon defence.

Henley could have scored twice in the opening 4 minutes but soon fell behind when Andy Davies the Blaydon scrum-half squeezed over in the corner and then hooker Fran Entressengle broke off from a rolling maul to score on the other side. By the interval winger Tom Jeffrey had intercepted to race clear for a third to make it 19-0 and within a minute of the restart lock-forward Chris Wearmouth popped up on the wing to storm over.

Henley were finally rewarded for their pressure when Liam O’Neill was put clear by Will Robinson but seemingly each time Blaydon went forward the result was another nail in the visitors coffin.

Robbie Kalbraier and then winger Sean Brown ran in tries number 5 and 6 and fly-half Andrew Baggett added a penalty to his 3 successful conversions.

Star man: Robbie Kalbraier (Blaydon)

Referee: Andrew Jackson
Attendance: 320
HT: 19-0 FT 39-5


Tries: Davies 9, Entressengle 25, Jeffrey 28, Wearmouth 41, Kalbraier 65, Brown 74
Conversions: Baggett 25,28,74.
Penalty: Baggett 72

Try: O’Neill 49

Reporter: John Brennan