https://www.blaydonrfc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/263729456_2135071649993221_6917296246914290872_n.jpg 427 640 Jonathan Chapman https://www.blaydonrfc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/blaydon-rfc-white-logo-140x200-1.png Jonathan Chapman2021-12-08 17:38:482021-12-08 17:38:48BLAYDON RFC 19 V 38 HULL RFC
Hull’s power was the difference as they steamrollered over Blaydon’s line on 6 occasions to take a bonus point win.
Hull started early and two early penalties led to Hull’s first score which came from a catch and drive scored by Hull Hooker Jobling which was unconverted.
The next 10 minutes was honours even until on 13 minutes another Hull Penalty and kick to the corner led to another catch drive from a 5m line out with Jobling again the scorer.
Blaydon reacted well to that try and Ethan Clark stole the restart and 2 phases later Marshall put in Nathan Bailey 20 yards out for the homes sides first try which was ably converted by Horsfall to make it 7-12.
Unsurprisingly another Hull kick to the corner led to yet another yet other catch and drive, and again it was Jobling for his hat trick.
Blaydon nearly replied quickly through Ethan Clarke but he was adjudged to be held up over the line on 34 minutes, following that led to a scrappy period where Blaydon lost two from their front row to injury and those two substitutions were closely followed by a Red card for head high tackle by Hull’s number 6 Makaafi on Blaydon Centre James Cooney.
Half Time Blaydon 7 – 17 Hull
Hull started the second half pressing hard at the Blaydon line and after 8 minutes they finally crossed the line with Kivalu going over from close range.
After 10 minutes of stalemate and exchanging of errors Blaydon ran the ball from their own try line, an excellent kick ahead by Nathan Bailey was picked up by winger Jack Appleton who ran in from 70 yards out for the best try of the game by far.
A Blaydon missed touch in attack led to Hull finding themselves back in their own 22 and from a 5m scrum the massive Hull pack drove over the Blaydon line which was easily scored by number 8 Will Hall.
Blaydon looked to respond positively but a loose pass by Blaydon winger Appleton led to an interception try for Hull Winger Naylor.
Blaydon played all the open rugby and on 75 minutes they were rewarded again and Nathan Bailey went over for his 2nd score of the game after Blaydon built a number a phases in the Hull 22 which stretched the Hull defence.
Unfortunately for Blaydon that was the last score of the game as they searched for a bonus point try.
Full Time Score Blaydon 19 – Hull 38
PLEASE NOTE OUR NEXT HOME FIXTURE IS A NORTH EAST DERBY MATCH AGAINST TYNEDALE RFC ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 18th, kick off 2pm.
Blaydon: Bailey, Mongan, Cooney, Marshall, Appleton, Horsfall, Clarkson, Dodds, Pyle , Thompson, Wright, Phillips, Cooper, Hall-Lyon, Clarke.
Replacements: Gray, Beattie, Varley, Swede, Ashman
Hull: Dean, Naylor, Heard, Johnson, Turner, Humberstone, Harding, Beech, Jobling, Kivalu, Jones, Regardsoe, Makaafi, Cowen, Hall
Replacements: Crane, McColl, Cullen, Evans, Dias
REFEREE: Elliott Lewis
STAR MAN: Hull – Michael Jobling
Tries: Bailey 16, 76 Appleton 57
Conversions: Horsfall 17, 77
Tries: Jobling 4, 13, 23 Kivalu, Hall, Naylor
Conversions: Humberstone 14, 50, 68, 73