Blaydon secure a 4 try bonus point – Blaydon 35 Hull Ionians 7

With both sides looking to end a losing run a close encounter was anticipated but in the event the visitors only threatened in the final quarter, grabbing a consolation score on 80 minutes.

Blaydon on the other hand got off to a flying start and never looked back. A clearance was charged down in the 2nd minute and home winger Frazer Wilson was quickly on hand to touch down the first of 5 tries.

Number 2 was secured by prop Trevor Davison from a trademark catch and drive and by the interval Wilson was in again, this time with a jinking run from half-way.

Blaydon continued where they had left off after the interval, scoring the bonus try after just 4 minutes through prolific flanker Jason Smithson from another forward drive and at that stage were in complete control.

The one-way pressure continued unabated and after the forwards had been denied on a number of occasions it was left to scrum-half Ruaridh Dawson to show the way with a fine solo effort.

Fly-half Andrew Baggett completed the home scoring with his 5th successful conversion, an excellent return in the awful conditions, and only then did Hull put in an appearance in the Blaydon 22.

From a good handling spell in the dying seconds Joe Allott made a clean break to send in scrum-half Isaac Green who also added the extras.