From the Director’s Chair – Blaydon Vs Rossendale


So close but we go again. Edge of your seat stuff in our local derby versus Billingham. Again the elements had a huge impact on the game with gale force winds straight down the paddock. Playing on familiar AGP we started well going in at half time 15-5, unfortunately though having to play 5 mins at the end of the 1st half and all of the 2nd half with 14 men due to two nasty injuries to front rowers Darren Fearn and Calum Eastwood making us to go to uncontested scrums and 14 men.
A titanic effort in second half by all players saw us winning the game against the elements with last play to come. Well done to Billingham who found a way past our magnificent defensive effort winning by 2 points.
On a sour note I did think Billingham’s reactions to their victory were not in the spirit of rugby and the crowds reactions reminded me more of an aggressive football crowd than rugby supporters.

Moving on to Rossendale, having lost to them earlier on in the season in a hard, closely contested game I know our boys want to return the favour.
Thanks for all Blaydon supporters who travelled to Billingham to cheer the lads. Hope to see you all in the bar afterwards.

We go again