Durham Cup – Seaton Carew 2s 15 – Blaydon Development 52

Cup rugby this week, with Blaydon Development playing away at Seaton Carew.  The opposition 2nds from the start were the team making the running and attacked our lines with enthusiasm but after 5 minutes Blaydon fired off. A text book move the back line punched a hole in the Seaton defence and scored under the posts converted. 0—7

Seaton continued to work hard catching and driving forward from the line out, but when in touching distance they suffered white line fever and were bundled out of play. Not deterred they stuck to their task. They were first to the break downs and secured the ball almost unopposed on every occasion. The home team from yet another line out attacked and scored in the corner 5–7.

Did we wake up? not really but when we put our minds to the task in hand we managed to score. Stracs drove over from the back of a ruck to make it 5–10 unconverted. The home team plugged away and again from a well drilled catch and drive they scored in the corner to make it 10–10.

When in possession we had too much time and space, it seemed too easy and we never moved up a gear, finally on 25 minutes a good phase of possession allow Blaydon to crash over in the corner 10–17 half time.

In the second half Seaton began to tire spending too much energy fighting for the ball Blaydon began to look the better team and the chances began to appear, dean ran in a second try 10–24 and Robbie ran a great line to  score  from recycled ball 10–31.

We started to move the ball around and created space allowing the wingers to push home, Marty found out the hard way that  when  near the line and you have defenders all around its best to dive  not run over the line then get tackled dropping the ball. Seaton never gave up and again from a line out their openside flanker caught the ball at the tail and ran through the Blaydon pack unchallenged to score 15–31.

Finally Blaydon began to play and put the game to bed with another attack which sent Joe cutting a path through 3 or 4 players to score 15–38 more forward pressure at the end resulted in the last score of the game.